Grieving the family you never had

For several years I worked for the Department of  Family Services. I worked closely with children who were removed from…

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Self esteem – a different kind of loss

Sometimes people only think of a loss in terms of death. However, there are so many different losses that people…

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Teen suicide-risk and protective factors

“Temperament, family and community all have a role” according to Dr. Nadine Kaslow. In her article, Dr. Kaslow explores the…

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New guidelines for depression screenings for children 12-17

It’s not easy to talk about depression, yet the problem is fairly common. Only about 50 percent of adolescents with…

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