In each classroom, 15 percent of children have a mental health/brain disorder affecting their ability to learn and manage their behavior. These children often end up in trouble for not staying on task, disrupting class and acting out. It doesn’t need to happen this way.

So much amazing research is underway that will eventually lead to better diagnosis, medication and treatment. As an example, a team of scientists recently found similar brain impairments in children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Follow this link to learn more.

We urge families and schools to keep helping kids who struggle. If you need support, we are here to help through our children’s outpatient behavioral health team.

Begin the journey by calling 918.236.4140 to connect with services. If we aren’t the right place, we will help you find it.

Sometimes, children and families end up in crisis. We can help with ages 10-17 at the CALM Center, open 24/7 at 918.394.2256.

Our back to school promise is to help with emotional, behavioral and substance abuse issues so teachers can teach, parents can parent, and children can learn.