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Author: Dan Mucci

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

Use, Abuse, & Dependency

For many adolescent and teenagers who are feeling a little stress or anxious in a social situation, they may surrender to peer pressure by experimenting with vaping or having an alcoholic beverage to relax their anxiety and fit in with their friends. Is one puff or alcoholic beverage a cause for concern? Perhaps not for … Continued

Is your child using a substance?

Growing up brings about a lot of changes and challenges for children. Children move from the sweet, innocent stages of elementary school to middle and on to high school. These change range from raging teenage hormones to children trying to fit in to discovering and forging who they want to become in life. Throughout all … Continued

The First Signs of Addiction

The United States has had a conflicted past regarding the use and effects of drugs and alcohol consumption. Prohibition in the Roaring 1920s led to bootlegging and then to changing the drinking laws from age 18 to 21 in the late 1980s. The Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1950s romanticized the use of tobacco … Continued

Start Talking gives parents tips to speaking to their kids about drug use

When your child is born and enters the world, parents have so many hopes, dreams and expectations. Oftentimes, looking into their tiny, innocent faces, you can’t imagine the child growing up, thinking for themselves and making their own decisions. Those decisions may include experimenting with drugs, some of which may be in your home, and/or … Continued

Reaching the end goal – discharge

The initial phone call was placed to Child and Adolescent Behavior Health (C&A) for clinical services for your child. After going through the Intake and Assessment process, your child was placed with a clinician (school-based or office) for services. In the initial meeting with the therapist, the clinician and your child developed a service plan. … Continued

What does clinical session feel like?

The initial steps that lead to a therapy session for many families at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) are several – first receiving a referral from the school or the family realizing on their own there may be an issue; making the call; going through the Intake Process and the Assessment; and receiving a … Continued