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Category: Mental Health

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

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

Raising Problem Solvers Who Think Outside The Box

This can be a scary and challenging world sometimes.  Do you want children to feel confident they can handle most conflicts and be good problem-solvers? Do you want children to be able to think quickly and clearly in a crisis? Do you want children to have healthy coping strategies when they are in stressful situations? … Continued

Loving Limits

Loving limits help surround our children with a sense of safety, consistently and trust. Why are these things so important? We all need to know the rules, the boundaries and the expectations. When we know what the expectations are, we are able to function and succeed. When the expectations are unclear or change often, fear … Continued

Teaching and validating your child’s feelings

Calm down, you’re okay! What does that really mean?  If I would have told my three-year-old that in the middle of Target while she was screaming and melting down…. would she have known what I meant? When you are having a really bad day, someone looks at you and says, “Smile”, you instantly feel like … Continued

Prevent the Meltdowns by Keeping Your Cool

  Why is my child acting like this? The tantrums or meltdowns that come from nowhere, being afraid to say no or change plans.  Thinking to ourselves “why can’t we just have a good day?”  “I know I love my child, why is it so hard?” You are not alone Feeling like you keep talking, … Continued