Raising children can be both joyful and challenging. When they struggle, we struggle too. At Action, we value that children are not miniature adults and require developmentally appropriate interventions, including play, to learn and grow. We understand that children learn by doing and our team is skilled at using experiential methods to engage children, and their parents, in their process of growth and change.
“Play gives children an opportunity to practice what they are learning.” Fred Rogers: American television host, producer, minister, and writer best known for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and believed that human relationships are essential to children’s development at any age.
Children communicate through behaviors, but what they’re communicating isn’t always clear. Some signs and symptoms your child may be struggling include:
*If you think your loved one is in crisis, please take it seriously and talk to them right away. You also can turn to these resources for 24/7 help:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or text CONNECT to 741741. You also can contact them through their website.
- Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ community: 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. You can also contact them through their website.
These toll-free lines are staffed by people who are trained to help. The calls are confidential. If necessary, call 911 or go to the emergency room for immediate help