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Childhood shyness and the connection to mental illness
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Although childhood shyness is commonplace, it concerns many parents, especially those who place great value on sociability. Some children become shy because of harsh life experiences, but most are born that way. In some cases, shyness can be disabling. Extremely shy children often do not adapt as well as most of their peers in the classroom and on the playground. A recent study, however, has uncovered a deeper possible explanation for such shyness.
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Illinois Department of Public Health is able to offer free online training simulations
Through federal funds, the Illinois Department of Public Health is able to offer free online training simulations for middle and high school personnel to learn to recognize signs of psychological distress and connect students to support services.
This will be the last school year these free one-hour trainings will be available. All schools in Illinois — public and private — are pre-enrolled at no cost.
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3 Chicago-area schools closed because of Legionnaires' disease threat
While Legionnaires' disease may be known more for striking older people susceptible to such ailments, it's now causing a much younger crowd — namely, students at three Chicago-area schools — to miss school.
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Illinois districts back Rauner plan to undo school mandates
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Illinois school districts have a new ally in Gov. Bruce Rauner as they try to eliminate state mandates that they say drive up costs and sometimes force them to lay off reading instructors to hire physical education teachers.
Parents conflicted on defining, punishing cyberbullying
A new University of Michigan study finds that while many parents are concerned about cyberbullying, they may differ when it comes to actually defining it and determining appropriate punishments.
Study: Parent's involvement in treatment of patients with bulimia is beneficial
Youth Health Magazine
Bulimia Nervosa affects at least 1-2 percent of adolescents and young adults, 80 percent of them women, according to the Daily Times Gazette. Researchers from Univesrity of California in San Francisco studied the effects of parents' support to bulimic patients, reportedly finding that patients recover faster if treatment involves the presence of parents.
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Mumps outbreak spreads to central Illinois high schools
The Associated Press via WGN-TV
The mumps outbreak in Illinois has now reached 200 confirmed cases.
Health officials say the virus has infected several people connected with two high schools in the city of Normal.
Research reveals keys to sustaining long-term motivation
University of Virginia via Phys.org
How can we stay motivated while working toward long-term goals? This simple question sparked University of Virginia professor Thomas Bateman's research and embodies a struggle that most of us are familiar with, as day-to-day life intrudes on our best intentions of training for that marathon, writing that novel or securing that top job.
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Tips on how to deal with cyberbullying
Eighty percent of kids regularly use cellphones and 52 percent report having been cyber bullied, according to Counseling Service report concerning Cyber Bullying Statistics. Resulting from the increased use of smartphones and social media by our kids, cyberbullying is becoming a very common and serious issue that can result in anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide.
Massachusetts Senate bill seeks to screen teens for drug abuse
The Associated Press via WBZ-TV
Mandatory screening of middle and high school students for potentially risky drug behavior is among key provisions of a wide-ranging opioid abuse bill now being finalized by Massachusetts Senate leaders.
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