NAMI Basics News
NAMI NJ welcomes eight new Basics teachers trained on January 11-12, 2014 - Kelly Brooks, Claire Cooney, Lauren Hirtes, Michelle Melgarejo, Kathy Nauta of Sussex; Sandy and Tony Wilson of Camden and Connie Joi~Waters of Gloucester. All of our new teachers underwent an emotional and intensive weekend education program, compassionately and capably led by Linda vanMelis, our NJ state trainer.
Check the NAMI NJ website for specifics of spring Basics classes in Mercer, Bergen and Sussex. Marta Silva will teach Bases y Fundamentos in Union City (Hudson) beginning on January 29th.
Friday children's conference calls with Dr. Ken Duckworth, NAMI's medical director and a child and adolescent psychiatrist, take place on the third Friday of every month. The calls are toll free and are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. E.T. To access the toll-free call, please dial 1-888-858-6021; access number 309918#.
Children's Mental Health News
Summaries from Psychiatric Times - monthly print and online newsletter.
Co-Occurring Mania and ADHD in Youth - January 09, 2014
Evidence suggests that co-occurrence with ADHD is a marker of preadolescent-onset mania. This article provides some of this evidence so that you may be able to decide whether this form of very early-onset mania represents a developmental subtype of the disorder.
Bipolar Disorder in Youth - December 19, 2013
Several recent studies provide some answers to clinically important questions about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents: duration of mania symptoms over time, incidence of suicide ideation and attempts, severity of depression, new medications in treatment of acute bipolar disorder.
A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline
U.S. Department of Education
Disability Rights New Jersey
Toll Free in NJ: 800-922-7233
NJ's federally funded protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities. ATAC (Assistive Technology Advocacy Center) is a program of DRNJ which provides information and referral, outreach and education, technical assistance and advocacy in the area of assistive technology.
Assistive Technology for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder:
Bipolar? There's an App for that!
Melody Moezzi, March 28, 2011
Available on iTunes or check Fobie Friends Facebook page
The 13 Best Bipolar Disorder iPhone & Android Apps of 2013
Stephanie Watson, August 9, 2013
Bill Steele, July 3, 2013