Parents, start here

When it comes to caring for your child's mental & behavioral health, you are not alone.

 

Learn how you can play an active role in your child's mental & behavioral health

Kids in Wisconsin are experiencing a mental & behavioral health crisis, and many families are unsure how to address it with their children. That's why Children's Wisconsin is committed to helping parents and caregivers get the answers they need.

Supporting kids at every age

Children age 0 to 5

Learn how parents can support the mental & behavioral health of children age 0 to 5.

Children age 6 to 12

Learn how parents can support the mental & behavioral health of children age 6 to 12.

Children age 13 to 17

Learn how parents can support the mental & behavioral health of children age 13 to 17.

What all parents need to know

 

About the mental & behavioral health crisis facing kids

One in five children is living with a serious mental illness that interferes with everyday life.

 

How the entire family can support a child's mental & behavioral health

Families play an important role in managing the mental & behavioral health of children.

 

How to talk to your child about mental & behavioral health

It’s important to talk to children in ways that help them express what they’re feeling.

 

Understanding ADHD in children

ADHD is one of the most common disorders that affect children.

 

Understanding anxiety in children

Although anxiety is a normal human emotion, it can sometimes impact a child’s developmental experience.

 

Understanding depression in children

While childhood depression is a serious illness, it’s also a treatable one.

 

How your pediatrician can support your child’s mental & behavioral health

Pediatricians have a unique role in caring for a child’s mental & behavioral health.

 

How to engage with teachers to support your child’s mental & behavioral health

It’s important to communicate with teachers and schools about your child’s mental & behavioral health.

 

How to advocate for childhood mental & behavioral health

We need to reduce the stigma of talking about mental & behavioral health issues impacting children.

 

Why community partners are supporting childhood mental & behavioral health

Our entire community needs to come together to solve the mental & behavioral health crisis facing our kids.

Where to seek help

If your child is struggling with mental & behavioral health issues, it’s OK to seek help. While you may feel worried or frustrated, it’s important to know you are not alone.