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Gratitude Paper Chains

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GRATITUDE PAPER CHAINS Create a Gratitude Chain with your family. Use colored paper and pre-write a gratitude prompt on each link. Then, tape the links together and hang the chain. Each day, remove one link – maybe during a family dinner – and everyone can answer that prompt. Some prompt ideas: Name a food, game, friend, trip,…

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Gratitude Journals

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GRATITUDE JOURNALS Grace M Goodman, Psy.D. Gratitude journals have been shown to increase happiness and decrease stress. To get the most benefit from gratitude journaling, follow these helpful guidelines: Journal once or twice per week. Evidence suggests that this is more beneficial than journaling daily. Pick one or two things that you are grateful for…

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Resources on Self Defense

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RESOURCES ON SELF DEFENSE We’ve worked with two organizations over the years for self defense training. We’re providing information about both of them here to help you select the one to best meet your training needs. These courses will help you build awareness, assertiveness, and physical technique for self defense. IMPACT: Recommended by our friend…

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The Science Behind Why Women May Not Report Sexual Assault

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHY WOMEN MAY NOT REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT A Message from the President of APA, Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel Traumatic memories stored differently in the brain, according to psychological research WASHINGTON — Following is a statement by Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, regarding what the scientific research says…

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Talking About Sexual Assault with Children and Teens

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TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT WITH CHILDREN AND TEENS The political events of the last few weeks have focused our national, neighborhood, and family conversations on sexual assault, abuse and harassment. Wherever you find yourself on the political spectrum, many report that this is an emotionally grueling time. It has been particularly triggering for those who have experienced…

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Pain Management Resources

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Check out this list of resources on pain management:   Support Organization: American Chronic Pain Association   Articles: Tips for Parenting a Child With Chronic Pain Managing Chronic Pain: How Psychologists Can Help with Pain Management   Websites: Growing Pains: For Teens Living with Pain Pain Management for Teens More Teen Pain Help – more…

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Understanding Pain and the Brain

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Understanding Pain and the Brain: Increase comfort with the help of these videos and resources for children and adults Video Resources on Pain Management: For children and teens, this illustrated video project was directed by colleague Dr. Jody Thomas. In her words, the video You Are The Boss Of Your Brain is “about how kids…

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Helping Kids to Confidently Ride the Waves of Big Feelings

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HELPING KIDS TO CONFIDENTLY RIDE THE WAVES OF BIG FEELINGS   By Jessica Fisher, Psy.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow / Dialectical Behavior Therapy Specialty Supervised by Vicki Chiang, Psy.D, PSY21136   How do I know if my child could use support?  Some kids are born into the world with big feelings! This is both a gift and…

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