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 HI, AND WELCOME TO OCD KIDS WEB!

HERE ARE YOUR CHILDREN'S SIMPLE TO FOLLOW OCD LESSONS. 

ANY QUESTIONS? CONTACT ME here!   

YOUR KIND DONATIONS CAN HELP KIDS GET THE HELP THEY DESERVE...

THANK YOU

Introduction

Welcome to OCDKidsWeb, where educational and emotional development go hand in hand. A tailored focus on OCD awareness and the whole child means this site offers parents and carers the information they need to help their child/ren understand and manage their obsessions and compulsions.


Course Description

Throughout this site, the author (Carol Edward's) provides parents and carers with easy-to-follow lessons on OCD. This includes question boxes that relate to each lesson to reinforce learning. 

The lessons include:

  1. Let's learn more about obsessions
  2. Let's learn more about compulsions
  3. Breaking the OCD cycle
  4. Let's learn about cognitive behavioural therapy
  5. OCD with Tourette's, ADHD and Depression

Feedback reports are available free. All you need to do is send your child's answers to the question sections to Caring Carol via her contact page.

Child's age

While the material has been written for parents and caregivers to read with children between the ages of approximately seven and 12 years, you know your child and therefore it is asked that you gauge his or her level of understanding to decide if this programme will be suitable for you to read with them. 

Asperger's Guide and Pandas Guide

Included on this site is a page that references Asperger's Syndrome with the purpose of highlighting the obsessional similarities seen in OCD. This has been included because it is crucial that OCD behaviours are recognised independently from Asperger's as early as possible, and before OCD symptoms get the chance to become too entrenched. Click here for information on Pandas and Pans.

Caution 

The stories on this site are based on true life accounts and could be triggering for some children. For this reason, it is advised that you read the material before working through the lessons with your child/ren. Just to note: some children have obsessional themes of a sexual nature and also horrific harming themes. The severity of these have not been included on this site for age-appropriate reasons; however, all themes are treated with the same interventions as other variations of OCD, so please do rest assured that the main goal for addressing any obsession is to get a gist of how the OCD cycle works. So by following the lessons above you can start to understand the steps you need to take to help your child/ren manage their their variations of OCD. As an extra caution, if your child has suicide obsessions please refer to your doctor or children's mental health provider to rule out passive or active suicide ideation.

Getting start

To get started, please go to the menu bar at the top of this page and click on "Caring Carol says welcome". Here, your child will be introduced to the author, who will be known to your child as Caring Carol. From here, your child will be given directions about how to follow through to the first lesson, and so on. It is strongly advised that you follow these instructions with your child, and only after reading the disclaimer at the the bottom of this page.

Carol Edwards bio

Carol Edwards has a Professional Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and focuses specifically on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related problems. She has a College Diploma in OCD and a further diploma with the Association for Psychological Therapies in a course entitled "CBT for OCD", which includes the NICE guidelines and also covers obsessionality seen in autism spectrum disorders. Her most recent professional development relates to helping families manage childhood OCD - her aim is to provide families with positive family interaction therapy tools. Carol is also accredited with the OCN for a Teacher Assistant Diploma. She is a graduate student of the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe for continuing professional development for the "insights and development of interventions and support for children on the autism spectrum" (This CPD is also awarded by the National Autistic Society). She is CRB checked (enhanced) and is involved in various volunteering projects related to OCD and related problems.

Carol writes educational blogs at www.ocdtherapistblog.com   

She is a point of contact for Parents of Children with OCD and its sister group OCD Coaching and Support - Facebook.

She writes a column for Special-Ism.   

She also has a teen/adult OCD educational website titled OCD Therapist at pureocdtherapist.com  and is a supervisor for OCD coaches and therapists at ocdsupervisor.com  

APPRAISALS

"You have such great info... I really like how the whole site is targeted directly to kids - very kid friendly!! Nice job." - Tiffani Lawton, RN; Executive Editorial Director, Special-Ism.com  

"You show obvious dedication to a daunting task and your website is presented in a very friendly way. Well done!"- Professor Frederick Toates, author of 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' (and Dr Olga Coschug-Toates)

"My book is testament to how important and support as provided by yourself  would have been to me in the 70s & 80s. I work with teenagers with emotional and behavioural challenges... your site is fantastic and much needed." - Paul McKechnie, author of 'One More Time: A Personal Battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Depression'

"I think your sites are terrific! Your mission and goals are clear and the material you present is grounded in scientifically established therapies. Plus your sites are easy to navigate and visually attractive. Great job!" - David Susman PhD - Psychologist and Mental Health Advocate - http://davidsusman.com/ 

"When I was desperate, I found your site, and cannot thank you enough for this and your continuing support." - L. Wilson, Parent

"I'm glad to tell you that my daughter's symptoms have improved since finding your site. Thank you for all the help and advice you've given me and for your kind messages to my child from 'Caring Carol'." - S.B.

ETHICS, CODES, AND LEGAL ISSUES

Due to certain restrictions in some countries for providing therapy access across state boundaries (e.g. HIPPA compliance) means all contact is done through e-mail and online chat only in which case all reasonable measures will be taken to ensure that transcripts and e-mail information is kept safe and secure.

DISCLAIMER: The information offered on this site is based on Carol Edward's training in cognitive behavioural therapy with further accredited study in obsessive compulsive disorders and continuing professional development in autism and Asperger's training, and over 15 years' experience living and caring for young persons on the OCD and autism spectrums. She also has lived experience of OCD and related problems. All material sent back to the recipient is information-based only and not meant to be used as a replacement for medical intervention. However, it may be used as an adjunct for parents and caregivers to help their child/dependent better understand and manage obsessive-compulsive behaviours and related problems.While Carol Edwards is qualified to provide complementary CBT therapy, it is strongly recommended that before a parent or carer acts on any of the opinions or suggestions published on this website that they consult with their medical practitioner for themselves or their child/dependent first, since Carol Edward's cannot accept responsibility for any adverse reactions or misuse of this information and states that at the time of writing is correct to the best of her ability (recently updated). Information passed to Carol Edward's about the child/dependent must be sent via e-mail by an adult in care of the child/dependent only.  All information sent back will be delivered to the adult recipient only. All information disclosed will remain confidential and will not be shared or passed to any other person/party.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright of all written information on this site remains with the author, Carol Edwards ( © 2013 - Updated 2016, 2017). Anyone using this material other than for their own use should include Carol Edward's website address (ocdkidsweb.com) in recognition of its source.

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