Information for Children, Teens and Their Families
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A child or teen's emotional health can affect how prepared they will be for school, their ability to connect with friends and family, and their ability to bounce back when faced with life's setbacks. Supporting emotional development and emotional well-being is important, just as important as their yearly physical exam or treatment of sore throats, ankle sprains or physical illnesses with your family doctor.
Sometimes it is hard to know if your child's emotional development is on track. In New York State, we offer a range of services to help you to identify emotional health needs early and to provide any needed treatment or support. The earlier you know that your child has an emotional health need, the sooner you can take action. We know from experience and science that children can and do recover from even the most serious emotional disturbances. This website is designed to keep you engaged with services, supports and information.