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February 26, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.


Sex Trafficking: It Could Happen to You

February 26, 2015 07:55 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

Sex trafficking is one of the most complex, under-investigated, and misunderstood issues today (Estes & Wiener, 2001). Not to be confused with willful prostitution, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines sex trafficking as "the recruitment, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age" (Kerry, 2013). [More]

April 5, 2014
by Sheila Sayani, MA, MFT

positive waysto use social mediato connecttoyour childs world

Positive Ways to Use Social Media to Connect to your Child's World

April 5, 2014 04:55 by Sheila Sayani, MA, MFT  [About the Author]

positive waysto use social mediato connecttoyour childs world
While there are many precautions that should be considered when it comes to children/teens and social media, we have come to a time when facing it with a positive attitude may be the key to helping children use these mediums appropriately. Some curiosity, exploration and healthy discussion with your children can go a long way. So, the next time you see your child giggling at something on their phone, engage them in a conversation. Learn their language so you can speak their language. [More]