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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Children

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Children   Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is caused by traumatic events that have occurred in someone’s life. It could be anything from experiencing abuse, to losing an important friend or family member. Traumatic events like these can sometimes have a long-term effect on someone and the way they behave. With children, …read more →

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)   Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a disorder that can cause significant behavioral changes in your child. Although difficult to manage, it isn’t something that is impossible. It is also something that a parent or child doesn’t have to deal with alone. Recognizing the symptoms and seeking the resources you need …read more →

Suicide in Children

Suicide in Children   Over the last decade, the rate of suicide in children as young as 5 years old has increased. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children in the United states. Children can be affected tremendously by their surroundings, especially when they are living in unhealthy environments. These situations can …read more →

Social Emotional Learning in the Summer

Social-Emotional Learning in the Summer   Social-emotional learning (SEL) equips children with the tools they need to cope with life stressors, problem-solve and maintain healthy relationships. SEL helps to build these skills along with encouraging kindness and empathy. This type of learning fosters a positive and safe foundation for children to build and nurture positive …read more →

LGBTQ+ Youth and Mental Health

LGBTQ+ Youth and Mental Health   The LGBTQ+ community has strength and resilience because of the many hardships they have endured over the years. Acceptance has been a major issue for the community, not just from strangers but even their own families. Members of the LGBTQ+ are more likely to experience issues with mental health …read more →

Self-Esteem and Body Image

Self-Esteem and Body Image   Thinking positively about ourselves and being confident is not something that just happens overnight. It takes time and consistency to get to a place where we are comfortable and happy with ourselves. For children and young adults, building confidence and self-esteem can be extremely difficult due to a variety of …read more →

Benefits of Art Therapy for Children

Benefits of Art Therapy for Children   Art therapy is an expressive form of therapy that can allow children and adolescents to visually express their thoughts and emotions. Art therapy combines mental health and creative artmaking together, to help facilitate the child’s emotions. After the child creates their art, the therapist can then help the …read more →

Parenting during a Pandemic

Parenting During a Pandemic   This past year, many things were turned upside down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. One thing that has taken a hard hit during this year is parenting. Due to the new rules and regulations, there were a lot of business and school closures. Since then, parents had to adapt their …read more →