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March 22, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Helping Children with Social Anxiety

March 22, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

helping childrenwith social anxiety
If your child is struggling with Social Anxiety, it’s important to know that you are not alone. It is a very common disorder that can be treated effectively. Listening to your child, and providing support and encouragement will go a long way toward helping your child recover from this disorder. Social anxiety does not have to limit your child or keep them on the sidelines. [More]

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

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Sex Trafficking: It Could Happen to You

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

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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]

November 23, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Do I Deal with a Child that has ADHD?

November 23, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, better known as ADHD, is a disorder that many people in the United States have to deal with on a regular basis. Whether you're an adult that didn't get treated as a child, an adult that developed adult onset ADHD, or you have a child that has ADHD, there are a lot of things that you need to do in order to deal with the disease in a way that is effective and helps you or your child work through life in the way that they were intended to. [More]

November 6, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Dangerous Dating: Recognizing dating abuse and getting help

November 6, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

dangerous dating recognizingdatingabuseandgettinghelp
Dating is supposed to be a time for teens to explore relationships and learn about themselves. It is supposed to be fun--and safe. But sometimes things go terribly wrong. Too often, teens are resorting to emotional and physical violence to resolve conflicts and manage painful feelings. Teens and their loved ones must be able to recognize abusive behavior in relationships, and know how to safely leave a relationship and get help. [More]

October 20, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

beyond bullying the long term effectsof hazing

Beyond Bullying: The Long-Term Effects of Hazing on Young Adults

October 20, 2014 18:25 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

beyond bullying the long term effectsof hazing
Hazing is a widespread problem impacting not only colleges and universities, but high schools, as well. Rites of passage and initiation rituals are nothing new, but some of the hazing that goes on is devastating for victims and their families, and even illegal. Both victims and those participating in perpetrating the hazing can experience significant psychological effects including trauma reactions and shame and guilt. Joining any group, team, or club should not mean sacrificing your physical or psychological health and well-being. [More]

October 20, 2014
by Christie Hunter

eight slogansfor teens that can change their life

Eight Slogans for Teens That Can Change Their Life

October 20, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

eight slogansfor teens that can change their life
Dr. Randall Green, PHD, LMFT, CAP, is not only an octogenarian (80-years-old); he is also 34-years sober. He recently stopped by a South Florida teen drug and alcohol addiction rehab to offer those in recovery eight slogans to live by that can change their life in a positive way. While the speech was presented at a teen alcohol and substance abuse treatment center and the speaker is a clinical director in the drug and alcohol industry, I thought his points resonate with all teens – whether or not they suffer from alcohol or substance abuse addiction. [More]

September 12, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Recognizing and Treating Mental Health in Children

September 12, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

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Many children struggle with mental illness. However, unlike adults, the symptoms are different and can be more difficult to recognize. Sometimes parents are unaware of the warning signs of mental illness in children, and if it is recognized, they may not know who to turn to. Mental health issues affect children in school, at home and in the community, and left untreated can cause delays in development in those domains. [More]

August 28, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

parentinga childwithan eating disorder from diagnosisto recovery

Parenting a Child with an Eating Disorder: From Diagnosis to Recovery

August 28, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

parentinga childwithan eating disorder from diagnosisto recovery
These disorders are very dangerous, and must be taken seriously and treated by a professional. As a parent, it can be difficult to know what to do. You want more than anything to help your child, even while you and your family struggle with conflicting emotions, including fear that your child will seriously harm herself, or even die. [More]

May 4, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

body image the basics

Body Image: The Basics

May 4, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

body image the basics
What is Body Image? Body image is how you view, feel about and experience your body. It refers to whether you like (positive body image) or dislike (negative body image) your looks, height, weight, shape and abilities. Body image also encompasses how you feel inside your skin, the way you move and manage your body. [More]