Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

The effects of tornadoes can be long-lasting and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster. It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal…

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too
Ever had a parental temper tantrum? You know, those times when you exhibit bad behavior, such as yelling, bad language or slamming things around, and need to be disciplined with a parental timeout? We’ve all had those moments. Sometimes when I...

The Importance of Volunteering with Your Kids

The Importance of Volunteering with Your Kids

Many of us feel it’s important to volunteer and give to the world around us. But have you ever considered the importance of volunteering with your kids? Volunteering teaches children important skills and values that are difficult to learn in…

Talking to Kids About Discrimination

Talking to Kids About Discrimination
Discussing discrimination can be hard enough for adults. Talking to kids about discrimination can be especially daunting. People can be discriminated against for any number of reasons, including age, gender, weight, religion, income level, disability, sexual orientation and race or...

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: An Interview

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: An Interview

The Pine Rest Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is a short-term, intensive treatment program designed specifically for adolescents (12-17) with significant mental and/or emotional problems. Teens accepted in the programs don’t require inpatient care, but need more support than seeing an…

How to Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child

How to Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child
How parents feel about their physical appearance is one of the most important factors in determining a child's self-image. That's why fostering a healthy body image in your child is so important. Parents who fret about the way they look,...

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually. Individuals and communities cannot be fully understood without taking into account the full context and culture, including but not limited to: age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, and...

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Let’s face it, summers aren’t what they used to be. Making the most of an unstructured summer can be difficult for many families today, especially working families. Summer presents unique scheduling challenges, after all – children have a lot of…