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Joan Childs Joan Childs, LCSW

Joan E. Childs has been a licensed clinical social worker since 1978 specializing in change work for human potentiality, personal growth and self actualization. She was chosen to be the first affiliate of the John Bradshaw Center in the United States and is a consultant to many corporations, hospitals, universities and academic institutions.

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2500 E Hallandale Beach Blvd. #503
Hallandale, Florida
United States
Phone: (954) 568-1004

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April 18, 2015
by Joan Childs,LCSW


How Terrorism Terrorizes Us

April 18, 2015 07:55 by Joan Childs,LCSW  [About the Author]

Nearly four years after September 11, 2001, an abstract was published online. Its title: The Impact of Terrorism on Brain and Behavior: What We Know and What We Need to Know. This abstract was based on papers presented by Paul Slovic, Rachel Yehuda, Edna Foa, Daniel Pine, Matthew Friedman, John Krystal, and Robert Ursano at the ACNP meeting in December 2003 (Yehuda & Human, 2005). This article draws attention to how terrorism continues to terrorize us so many years later. [More]

April 2, 2015
by Joan Childs,LCSW


Codependency: The Disease of the Disease

April 2, 2015 07:55 by Joan Childs,LCSW  [About the Author]

We now know that one of the chief causes of addiction is lack of connection. It has been documented by Johann Hari in his recent publication, The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think (Hari, 2015) that after many studies and research, the primary cause of addiction is a lack of bonding. When this occurs, human beings go into crisis. (Buber, 1958). When this happens before the developmental stages reach adulthood, the chronicity of loneliness becomes a set up for addiction. Hence, the drama begins. [More]

February 16, 2015
by Joan Childs,LCSW


The Catastrophic Cost of Codependency

February 16, 2015 11:58 by Joan Childs,LCSW  [About the Author]

Codependency syndrome was originally coined and named when Melodie Beattie worked at Hanley Hazelton with recovering addicts and alcoholics. She identified the significant others to the addicts as co-dependent, implying that the addict was addicted to a substance, but the significant other was addicted to the addict. Current research sheds new light on how codependency negatively affects people from all walks of life. [More]