Programs Available

The Kansas Chapter has program education available for the following mental health topics.

Adolescent Depression Screening

Depression among youth is a relatively common, disabling condition that is associated with serious long-term morbidities and risk of suicide. The majority of depressed youth, however, are undiagnosed and untreated, despite opportunities for identification in settings such as primary care. Despite available depression treatments, only one fourth to one third of depressed adolescents are receiving …

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Autism

AUTISM (AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS) What are the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)? The autism spectrum disorders affect three major areas of development: Communication concerns include delayed speech, lack of gestures such as pointing, or the continuous repeating of certain words or sounds. Some individuals with communication impairment are nonverbal, others have difficulty interpreting nonverbal (body) language …

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

What is FASD? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy which includes, but is not limited to fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Approximately 1 percent of children are believed to have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Over time, as it became apparent through research and clinical experience that a range …

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Postpartum Depression

More than one in 10 new mothers is thought to experience significant postpartum depression. The condition has a substantial impact on the whole family, and while effective treatments are available, fewer than half of cases are detected in routine care. Postpartum depression is typically diagnosed a month to a year after childbirth. Formal screening in …

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Social Emotional

Although exhibiting some challenging behavior during early childhood is typical and varies greatly across environ­ments, some children exhibit challenging behaviors that are more chronic and result in significant difficulties for the child, family, and learning environment. In these cases, it is impor­tant to have specialized early intervention services available to them and their families as …

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