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Category: Stress

A typical bon fire may be a teenagers cover up for substance use

Campfires Now that it’s summer time, that means no school, warmer weather, bonfires and hangouts. Who doesn’t love a good campfire with s’mores, music, and friends? Some pre-teens and teenagers use bonfires as an excuse to get together and experiment with drinking and using different substances (vaping, marijuana and opioids to mention a few). Bonfires … 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

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

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

Holidays and the Day Treatment Program

The holidays are just around the corner. Most kids are excited about getting time off, and to celebrate the holidays. However, for a lot of the children in Children and Adolescent Behavior Health’s (C&A) Day Treatment the holidays are stressful. Our Day treatment program is for students that are suffering from trauma that is affecting … 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