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Advocating For Your Child - Facts for Families

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2012), 1 in 5 children will experience signs and symptoms of a psychiatric disorder at some point in their lives. Some nine million children have serious emotional problems at any point in time. Yet, only 1 out of every 2 children will receive appropriate treatment. When parents or teachers suspect that a child may have an emotional problem, they should seek a comprehensive evaluation by a mental health professional specifically trained to work with children and adolescents. The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provide concise and up-to-date information on Advocating For Your Child for families.

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  • Parenting/Caregiving
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