The transition back to the classroom for children and back to the workplace for many parents is underway. This presents another major adjustment from what has become the new normal resulting in a variety of reactions including relief as well as increased family stress and mental health difficulties.
- Your waiting rooms and appointment calendars are filled with children getting ready for back to school. Many of whom may not have seen a doctor for some time. Here are some tips on preparing for the transition.
- Untreated mental health issues in children and adolescents impacts academic performance and social relationships. As children prepare to re-enter school, early detection of mental health concerns can mitigate long term effects and ensure that children are receiving the care and attention that they need to thrive.
- Unfortunately, wait times for mental health services can be long, especially for psychiatric and neurodevelopmental specialties. Learn about strategies that can reduce both primary care provider burden and family distress while waiting for services.
- As children return to a regular school routine it’s crucial to address any ongoing or new sleep issues. This on-demand webinar by Illinois DocAssist consultant Dr. Meghann Hennelly will prepare you to identify and treat sleep disorders.
- Out of necessity many families have loosened rules and routines around media use during the pandemic and remote learning. Here you will find resources for helping families to set healthy and productive boundaries around media use as the school year begins.
- Be informed and prepared to address needle fears to ensure that young people will have a safe and healthy re-entry into school.
- Many children will experience heightened anxiety and in some cases, school avoidance following over a year of remote or hybrid learning. Learn more about specific types of anxiety, effective treatments, and resources for your patients.