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The Three R’s of Anxiety Management

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The Three R’s of Anxiety Management By Sushi Frausto, M.A.   Occasionally a child’s fear gets so big it’s difficult to manage in the moment.  This can be tough for the child and parents. When this happens, the child may experience tummy aches, a racing heartbeat, headaches, intrusive thoughts, hyperventilation, dizziness or other debilitating symptoms…

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How to Support an Anxious Child

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How to Support an Anxious Child By Sushi Frausto, M.A. We all feel anxious sometimes.  It is normal and can be a helpful part of life.  But, for some kids, anxiety grows to a point where it is no longer helpful.  Their anxiety takes over and keeps them from experiencing a fulfilling and enjoyable childhood….

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How to Help with Suicide Prevention

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How to Help with Suicide Prevention by Tina Koeppel, M.S. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 6029)     Suicide prevention is an issue I’m passionate about – both professionally, as a therapist, and personally, as suicide has touched the lives of my loved ones. I’m so encouraged by recent progress in breaking down stigma, encouraging…

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A Bit About Our Institute Training Program

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A Bit About Our Institute Training Program Each academic year, the Institute for Girl’s Development selects 2 – 4 dedicated and experienced clinicians-in-training to participate in our highly selective Professional Training Program. Who Participates in the Institute’s Professional Training Program?   • Postdoctoral Fellows have completed their doctoral degrees as well as multiple years of training…

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It Takes Two to Co-regulate

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It Takes Two to Tango Co-regulate By Sushi Frausto, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT#101031)   We hear the word self-regulation a lot these days, but what does it mean? Self-regulation is the process during which we manage our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order in to meet our needs. It involves managing one’s…

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BREAKING NEWS FROM SUPERFLEX ACADEMY!

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Space Invader is on the loose! Space Invader is an Unthinkable that is skilled at invading the brains of citizens everywhere. Be on the lookout for these signs of the Space Invader. The Space Invader will be seen moving into someone else’s personal space without noticing where their body is! Space Invader is known to make…

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Épanouie Promo Video

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Join us June 10-14 at our brand new program for transfeminine youth, ages 10-12! Épanouie is a collaboration between the Institute for Girls’ Development and the LA Gender Center. Check out our Épanouie page to learn more! Click here to watch our promo video with Dr. Caroline Carter and Dr. Erin Norton!

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