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Does your child have “Social Malnutrition”?

There is a growing body of evidence that children have suffered a whole-system setback as a result of the pandemic. First published in the SCMP by Katrina Rozga.
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School Shadowing Service

The BFDC's School Shadowing Service is for children aged 5-11 yo with school-related behavioral concerns. Also suitable for students with ADHD, ASD, and developmental disabilities.
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During and After: The Effects of Quarantine on Mental Health

Feeling "shut down" after quarantine, and like you are having a difficulty resetting to life on the outside? You are not alone. Quarantine is hard on your mental health.
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Do you have travel anxiety?

The pandemic has added a whole new list of worries to travelling. If you feel anxious about boarding a plane, you are not alone.
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12 Tips to Help You Survive Hotel Quarantine

Quarantine can be hard on your mental health. Here are twelve tips to help you get through this prescribed period of isolation and boredom.
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Dare to Turn Spell-Check Off

With the advent of programs that automatically correct grammar and spelling errors, do children still need to learn traditional literacy skills? First published in the SCMP by Dr. Ipsita Mitra.
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Quarantine Mental Health Services

Services designed to monitor and support the mental wellness of individuals, couples, and families in quarantine. Available in English and Cantonese.
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Does My Child Have Germophobia?

Germophobia is the unreasonable fear of germs, contamination and illness. It has become more prevalent during the pandemic, even among kids.
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What is Expressive Arts Therapy?

When words fail, Expressive Arts Therapy is at the ready to help us express deeply held feelings and emotions.
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Are You Having a Mid-Life Crisis?

Between the ages of 35-55, many people take stock of their lives. Some don't like what they see, sparking a crisis of identity, goals and purpose.
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Grief is Not a Straight Line

You may feel sad, angry, at peace, regret, relief, and guilt, in no particular order, many times. Grief affects your whole being, both physically and psychologically.
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How to Stay Motivated During a Pandemic

If you are feeling unmotivated, you are not alone. Use these helpful tips to get your mojo back.
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OMT after Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT), delivered by a trained Speech Pathologist, is a highly effective post-operative treatment for those who have undergone tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
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ADHD Coaching Program for Secondary Students

Our ADHD Student Coach tailors support and interventions to the individual needs of each student.
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Start a Journal for Mental Health

Start a healthy new habit in 2021. Keeping a journal raises your mood, lowers stress, improves memory, and helps process trauma.
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How to Build Resilience

Resilience allows us to bend, but not break. It is an essential skill to cultivate during these uncertain times. Here's how.
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Is your teen depressed or just “down”?

The pandemic has us all living a "new normal" that limits opportunities for social interaction. For teens, this can be especially difficult. Watch them for signs of depression.
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BFDC Now Offers Sounds-Write

Sounds-Write is a first phonics programme. It is an excellent intervention for kids at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling.
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