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DBT Skills Program for Parents

Here at the Institute, we believe that parents play an integral role in the healing process.  The DBT Skills are life skills that we all benefit from learning. If your middle school or teen daughter is participating in our DBT program we require that parents be involved by participating in a DBT Skills Group as

Application and Evaluation Process

Learning skills to change our lives is no small matter. We understand that participating in a DBT program, either for yourself or your family, requires personal dedication, sacrifice, and effort. We have established an Application and Evaluation process to help you and our DBT team determine if our program is the right match for you

Music & Mindfulness

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Emerging research continues to show the benefits of mindfulness for children and teens. Some of the researched benefits include increased focus, stress reduction, anxiety reduction, and coping with illness and pain. Here at the Institute for Girls’ Development, we are always looking for ways to enhance the use of mindfulness in the

Child And Adolescent Specialty Program (CASP)—Group Therapy Program: FAQs

IFGD Group Therapy Program: FAQs Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice (CASP) Tell me about group therapy at the Institute? Our groups help participants build skills in the areas of mindfulness, self-care and emotional regulation, friendship skills, and more.  Facilitators combine age-appropriate discussion, reflection, and activities – like games, role play, and crafts – to help

Never Back Down (Poem)

Never Back Down Grit (n.) Courage and resolve Strength of character Backbone made of steel Refusing to let me fall It’s the nerve needed to fight back Fall seven times Get up eight Daring to prove impossible a myth They say you can’t – Turn around and say “watch me” Don’t let them get to

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