Unit 6: Mental Health, Child Development, & Hygiene
This unit has information on the mental health, development, and hygiene of school age children. Topics include bullying, anxiety and depression, stress and coping, and sleep, hand and oral hygiene.
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- Children’s Mental Health
- Coping After a Natural Disaster: Resources and Information for Teens
- COVID-19 Stress and Coping
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Center for School Mental Healthexternal iconexternal icon (NCSMH)
- The Star Collection—The Star Collection books for young American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) readers features and celebrates feeling connected to culture and community and having positive relationships with others that are safe, stable, and nurturing.
- Tools for Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Youthexternal iconexternal icon– In light of the challenges children have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Academies has developed a suite of free tools to help children and youth manage feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness.
- What Are Childhood Mental Disorders?
- Help Children Learn at Home: Keep Children Engaged During Virtual Learning or While School’s Out
- Middle Childhood (9-11 years of age)
- Young Teens (12-14 years of age)
- Hand Washing
- Oral Health
- Take Care of Your Teeth: This activity book (print only) pdf icon[PDF – 740 KB] offers an interactive way for children to learn good oral health habits. It’s recommended for children aged 3–8 years. Also available in French pdf icon[PDF—687 KB], Spanish pdf icon[PDF—536 KB], and Tagalog pdf icon[PDF—692 KB].
- Sleep and Health