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Nov
7
2013

Why Teens Cut

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Why Teens Cut Article one in a series of three about self-harm. Self-Harm is an increasingly pervasive symptom of emotional distress among adolescent girls. Because it involves physical damage to the sufferer, cutting understandably evokes distress and fear in others. Viewed on a continuum, self-harming behavior can easily—though not always accurately—be interpreted as a precursor […]

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Nov
7
2013

When we cannot protect our children…

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When we cannot protect our children… News of mass violence leaves most of us feeling grieved, angry, and baffled. But the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, was especially stunning.  The killings took place in a quiet, close knit, “safe,” virtually crime-free community.  The school had just implemented new security measures […]

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Nov
7
2013

Understanding Youth Culture: The Mindset List

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Understanding Youth Culture: The Mindset List This fall, professors throughout the nation will be referencing a now famous cheat sheet to help them better communicate with and connect to their students, avoiding gaffs that might instantly destroy their credibility with the class of 2016.  This tool, called The Mindset List, is published annually by Beloit College […]

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Nov
7
2013

How To Survive Your Teen’s Teens

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How To Survive Your Teen’s Teens If you’re the parent of an adolescent, one of the keys to effectively caring for your child, especially if her normal adolescent anguish is compounded by real emotional problems, is to effectively care for yourself. For most adolescents, the path to adulthood is twisty, bumpy and, well, crazy. Literally. […]

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Nov
7
2013

Self Advocacy: A Critical Life Skill for Young Women

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Self Advocacy: A Critical Life Skill for Young Women For young adults in particular, self advocacy is a critical life skill that has emotional, vocational, and academic implications.  In this blog InnerChange academic director, Kathrine Whittekiend, M.Ed., discusses this skill and the importance of the academic milieu for cultivating it. Many young women come to […]

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Nov
7
2013

Parenting and Family Life: The Living Room

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Parenting and Family Life: The Living Room This series of blogs is designed to serve as a reminder of some basic building blocks for family health.   These are not treatment modalities with fancy names or reams of clinical research.  These are simple lifestyle choices that can help you and your family feel and function better. […]

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Nov
7
2013

What is Multisystemic Treatment?

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What is Multisystemic Treatment? Multisystemic treatment, or MST, is a comprehensive treatment model for adolescents with behavioral and emotional issues. An MST approach to adolescent treatment acknowledges the complex world in which our children’s behaviors are learned and constantly reinforced. MST acknowledges that your daughter’s world is comprised of numerous systems-family, school, friends, treatment team, […]

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Nov
7
2013

Low-Stimulus vs. Enriched Classrooms: A Matter of Balance

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Low-Stimulus vs. Enriched Classrooms: A Matter of Balance Ironically, at the same time that low-stimulus environments are being touted as essential for special needs students, researchers are also advocating stimulus-rich settings or “enriched environments” to spur neurological activity and improve brain function. So which theory is correct? Should special-needs classrooms be “enriched” or should they […]

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Nov
7
2013

“Legal” by Design: Easily Accessed Intoxicants

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“Legal” by Design: Easily Accessed Intoxicants Part two of a two-part series on easily accessed substances frequently abused by teens and young adults. Most of us can probably list many of the major controlled substances and other intoxicants that are legally regulated.  We know that various of these substances have surged in popularity at different […]

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Nov
7
2013

IS MY TEEN AT RISK FOR VIOLENCE?

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IS MY TEEN AT RISK FOR VIOLENCE? In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School this week, many parents are asking not only how they can keep their children safe from violence, but how they can keep their children from turning violent. “I asked my 15 year-old son what he thought about […]

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