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In the U.S., 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact, almost every school and university in the country has students with autism. While the diagnosis is common, public understanding of autism is not. The lack of understanding around the condition contributes to discrimination, verbal abuse, even physical violence. A recent study reveals that children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their peers—treatment no child should endure. While the differences between people with autism and their peers may seem significant, children share…
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The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments. With your love and support she can get through anything that comes her way. Here are some tools to help you with the changes your child is going through. (Author abstract)
This fact sheet describes characteristics of youth at risk for getting involved in substance abuse and characteristics of youth who are least likely to abuse substances. It offers tips for parents to help their teens have less of a risk for drug abuse in the future.Note: PDF version available.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides proactive ways parents can prevent bullying.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides six tips to instill anti-bullying behavior in children.
This parent tip sheet from the National PTA's Connect for Respect initiative provides information on where to find anti-bullying resources and help.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides advice on how to communicate with teachers and other leaders at your child's school if you're dealing with bullying.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides a list of ways to support your child through this very painful experience.
In 2005, approximately 1 million children were victims of maltreatment, and an estimated 1,490 children died from their resulting injuries. Approximately 58 percent of the perpetrators were women, most of them mothers, while 42.2 percent were men. Children who were victims of sexual abuse were more likely to be maltreated by a father acting alone than were children who were victims of neglect or physical abuse. This fact sheet discusses implications of child maltreatment for fathers and children. (Author abstract)