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    When to Turn to Outside Help

    Many parents are struggling with adolescents and young adults who suffer from mental health, substance abuse, and other typical issues associated with this age group. Although the usual courses of therapy and medications have been tried, for some, these therapies are just not working. In these cases, alternative therapies are being sought out. One type […]

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    Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed, Study Finds

    Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children. Darlene Kertes and colleagues tested the commonly held belief that pet dogs provide social support for kids using a randomized […]

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    Finding Safe Spaces To Be Yourself

    I had been delaying the inevitable. As a self defined (and proud) comic book nerd, I knew that going to a comic book convention was something beyond what I simply wanted to do; it was something I HAD to do! It’s the combination of a pilgrimage as and a rite of passage. Living in Los […]

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    5 Things to Know If Your Child in Special Education Needs Mental Health

    Dоеѕ уоur сhild with аutiѕm hаvе bеhаviоrаl diffiсultiеѕ аnd nееd рѕусhоthеrару? Has your tееnаgеr with Lеаrning diѕаbilitiеѕ whо ѕtrugglеѕ with асаdеmiсѕ bеgun tо асt uр аt ѕсhооl? Dоеѕ уоur сhild hаvе еmоtiоnаl diѕоrdеrѕ frоm trаumа оr еаrlу lifе bеfоrе adoption? Mental Hеаlth needs аffесt a lоt оf сhildrеn who аrе сurrеntlу rесеiving ѕресiаl education ѕеrviсеѕ. […]

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    Exploring A New Approach to Anti-Bullying with James Gavsie

    With the advent of social media and live streaming, public suicides of youth have pushed bullying and cyberbullying to the forefront, and adults are beginning to approach bullying with the seriousness it demands. According to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, one in every five students reported being bullied which means a large percentage do not report. […]

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    Into the Woods: On the Path to Recovery

    Addiction is devastating at any age, but for parents with a teenager substance abusers, it can all but tear the family apart. Adolescence is a period prone to experimentation, but unfortunately, the desire to try new things can lead teens down a dark path that stops being fun and becomes life-threatening. Studies demonstrate that many […]

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    Medicaid Waivers Help Parents of Children with Autism Stay in the Workforce

    PENNSYLVANIA— Medicaid waivers that improve access to home and community-based services for children with autism also help their parents keep their jobs, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine and collaborators. Previous research found that families of children with autism spectrum disorder experience more challenges obtaining child care and other services compared to […]

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