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November 19, 2015
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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Schools, Stress, Violence, and Resilience: Our Children's Environments

November 19, 2015 21:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt  [About the Author]

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School is now in full swing and children, as well as then parents, are probably experiencing increased demands on their time and their coping abilities. School involves concerns beyond those experienced by parents when they were children. Not only do children today report anxiety about school performance and acceptance, they also deal with increased violence in their place of learning. [More]

March 14, 2015
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

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School Shootings on the Rise. International Unrest. Personal Crisis - How Do You Cope?

March 14, 2015 07:55 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW   [About the Author]

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For most of us, meeting with misfortune and struggle is a part of life. In fact, surviving adversity is often viewed as beneficial and necessary. According to one Danish Proverb: “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.” When a person survives life’s difficulties and demonstrates the ability to withstand all of the stress that goes along with it, he or she is described as “resilient”. The Oxford Dictionary defines resilience as “The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape.” [More]

March 10, 2015
by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC

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Reclaiming Strength in the Wake of Trauma

March 10, 2015 07:55 by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

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In the wake of trauma many people feel lost and alone. The person they were before the event occurred seems altered. Where they once felt strong and assured they now live in fear and uncertainty. While not every person will have this experience after going through a life-altering event many will. Trauma can alter how a person perceives the world but it does not change the core aspects of who you are as a person. [More]

September 9, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

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When Comfort Zone is Shattered

September 9, 2013 13:10 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

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Are You in the Zone? For some people, a change of plans, scenery, or life-style is exciting, and welcome. However, for many of us, change comes with some resistance or fear. Stepping out of our comfort zone requires delving into the unknown, risking failure, and being embarrassed. Change Can Be Bad for Your Health In the late 60’s, psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe examined t... [More]