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aripiprazole (Abilify®)
is an antipsychotic and mood stabilizer medication and is also used for treatment of irritability of autism.
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BC Ministry of Education’s Special Education Resource Documents
Resource guide on teaching students with mental health issues including Attention Disorders, Behavioural Disorders, Autism, FASD, Eating Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Suicide Prevention
Behavioural Disorders Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Benzodiazepines are a group of medications used for treatment of anxiety disorders, seizure disorders, symptoms of catatonia, to promote sleep, and for several other purposes.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of BC: Parents Together
This organization provides family programs and parent groups throughout BC.
Children & Difficult Behaviour (Canadian Mental Health Association)
Offers general information on children displaying difficult behaviours with tips for parents.
Collaboration Mental Health’s Child and Youth Mental Health Toolkits for Health Care Providers
Offers healthcare providers with the “Child and Youth Mental Health Toolkits” on ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioural Problems, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Trauma, Substance Use and Addictions as well as information on Healthy Child Development, Separation and Divorce. There are general and specific screening tools, healthcare provider-supported patient education and self-management tools.
Collaborative Problem Solving (in the know)
In this session, Ross Robinson will give a broad overview on what the Collaborative Problem Solving method is and how it can be an effective strategy for families to use in their home. Victoria Keddis and Karen Copeland will give concrete examples of how this method has been used in their own families.
Conduct Disorder (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Resources for families and clinical professionals on Conduct Disorder.
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12. Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is delivered via telephone by trained coaches whose role is to empower parents and/or caregivers to serve as the primary change agent for their children.
Dr. Ross Greene Presents Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Recording (Collaborative Problem Solving)
Dr. Greene describes his model of collaborative problem solving with behaviourally challenging kids, what's hard about it, and how to get good at it; Dr.Greene invites participants to participate and practice these effective skills.
Explosive child: A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children
What′s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration-crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. They can′t figure out why their child acts the way he or she does; they wonder why the strategies that work for other kids don′t work for theirs; and they don′t know what to do instead. By Ross Greene
Facts for Families: Children With Oppositional Defiant Disorder (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Oppositional behavior is often a normal part of development for two to three year olds and early adolescents. However, openly uncooperative and hostile behavior becomes a serious concern when it is so frequent and consistent that it stands out when compared with other children of the same age and developmental level and when it affects the child’s social, family and academic life.
Facts for Families: Conduct Disorder (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
"Conduct disorder" refers to a group of behavioral and emotional problems in youngsters. Children and adolescents with this disorder have great difficulty following rules and behaving in a socially acceptable way.
guanfacine XR (Intuniv XR®)
is a long-acting non-stimulant medication used to treat ADHD and disruptive behaviour disorders.
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How to behave so your children will too!
In this guide, the author states that "children learn what they live . . . your children do as you do". Instead of focusing on what children do wrong, this book teaches parents what they can do right by highlighting the positive. by Sal Severe, (2003)

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.