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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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Fun Art and Science Projects with Halloween Candy!

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Delight your Children with Art and Science Projects using Halloween Candy!   Halloween is here – a time of ghosts, goblins, and…..CANDY! Do you dread arguing with your children about candy limits? Well, I have great news. There are fun and creative activities you can do with candy – including projects to engage your kids in art…

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Cutting and Self-Harm Resources

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Check out our list of resources related to self-injury:   Kids and Self-Injury: What Parents Need to Know Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital This article helps to answer questions related to what self-injury is, why people self-injure, its relation to suicidal behavior, signs to look for, how it’s treated and recovery.   Information For Parents: What You…

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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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Five Quick Tips to Help your Daughter with Her Pain

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Five Quick Tips to Help your Daughter with Her Pain By Dr. Erin Norton   Research shows that a variety of social and emotional factors can impact ongoing pain. Pain can have a similar effect on the body, increasing stress and worry over time. Addressing emotional aspects of your health can directly impact the level…

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13 Questions to Ask a Potential Therapist

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When you are considering therapy for your child or teen, you may wonder how to begin your search for a therapist. Get a recommendation:  Word of mouth is often an excellent way to obtain a recommendation. Pediatricians, school counselors, pastors, rabbis, and friends may be a source of information about local therapists. Some parents prefer…

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International Day of the Girl 2018

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October 11 is International Day of the Girl! October 12 is our celebration, viewing the film Beauty Bites Beast with the filmmaker Ellen Snortland! Join us!   What is your family, classroom or organization doing to celebrate the International Day of the Girl? Perhaps you’ll be joining us for our film night, mini self-defense training,…

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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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