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Category: Counseling

A 2020 graduate provides honest, raw emotions of lost senior year

2020 has already been a rollercoaster ride for everyone, however, as a senior in college, I assumed this ride would look a lot different. When I would daydream about this year, I saw myself spending my last semester hanging out with friends, spending long nights in the library, talking to my professors face-to-face about my … 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

Positive Childhood Experiences

For years now, we have all been hearing about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and the detrimental effects they can have for the rest of a person’s life. Have you heard about Positive Childhood Experiences (PCE)? Research comparing adults who reported high numbers of PCEs with those who reported low or no PCEs found that adults … 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

The Impact of COVID-19 on high school students

Reactions to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 have caused a great many changes to daily life in recent days.  One group particularly affected by these changes is high school students.  They are facing challenges this year that have never happened before on this scale. How high school students are affected by school closures School provides structure and … 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

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