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Author: Dan Mucci

Preventing Self-harm

In an ideal world, a teenager will grow up living with their biological parents, is happy, self-regulated and living a care-free, stress-free lifestyle. But, as everyone knows, the world is not ideal. What pushes a child from being care-free and happy to self-harming and contemplating completing suicide? For parents, legal guardians and caregivers, there are … Continued

Peer Advocates help teenagers transition to adulthood

Many factors determine a teenager’s path to adulthood. Their own family choices will help chart the course. By law, at the age of 18, adolescents are considered adults and many parents entrust their children at this age to pay for all of life’s necessities by living in their own apartment, buying clothes, holding down a … Continued

Long Anticipated LYLS Online Auction is Here

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s (C&A) long-awaited and much-anticipated Let Your Light Shine Online Auction is Aug. 3 to 14 featuring an array of items to bid on to suite everyone’s taste. C&A’s auction will feature items to pamper and treat yourself or help you get an early start on Christmas shopping, providing you can … Continued

Teenage substance use struggles during COVID-19

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) offers two programs/services to Stark County teenagers in regards to substance use. The first program is a prevention program – Stark County Youth Led Prevention. The second program offers help for kids who have substance use problems – our Gemini program. Within the Gemini program are two levels of … Continued

Day Treatment students move to online learning and therapy

The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced all Stark County children in grades K-12 to move to online learning. Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s (C&A’s) Trauma Informed Day Treatment students and teachers have had to adapt as well. The students attending C&A’s Day Treatment program, kindergarten through 12th grade, deal with emotional and behavioral challenges that most … Continued

COVID-19 teaching collegiate skills independent life skills

At the outbreak of the pandemic COVID 19 virus, The Ohio State University was the first university in Ohio to shut down in-person learning and move to online learning for the rest of the school year. Soon, one-by-one, big and small colleges and universities in Ohio followed in their footsteps. Upon closing their doors to … Continued

C&A provides tips for families during the COVID-19

The Corona Virus is presenting challenges Americans have not faced at any other time in our country. Certainly, there have been viruses – the chicken pox and polio – and economic challenges. Americans have faced other challenges in the form of war, the stock market crash and 9/11. The challenges today are different, yet the … Continued

Let Your Light Shine Fundraiser

Bright, dazzling lights filling the room. Vivid brilliant colors draping every inch. Aerial artists dropping from the Great Court ceiling. Jugglers walking around performing. A dazzling array of other performances will highlight Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s (C&A) 15th annual Let Your Light Shine (LYLS) fundraiser on April 4, with all proceeds benefiting the agency. … Continued

Winter affecting your mood is ‘SAD’

The bright lights, glitter and glamour of the holiday season has faded into the backdrop for another year. Darkness surrounds Northeastern Ohioans when they wake up and when they leave work. Oftentimes, the daylight hours are gray. As winter trudges forward, we start to gain a minute of daylight each day. For many people, children … Continued

Recovery: the journey to sobriety

Sobriety is a journey … not a destination. The abuse or dependency on a substance is a difficult journey for an adolescent that is often filled with pitfalls and setbacks on the windy road to recovery.     Setbacks Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s Substance Use Disorder Lead Dr. Karita Nussbaum said if a user … Continued