How To Help Kids Feel Safe At School

The task of being a school aged child is difficult.  Each academic year brings increasing challenges, expectations to stretch and learn and grow, social dynamics, and all of the developmental tasks that are included in child and adolescent development.  Increasingly, feeling safe at school has been added to the stressors that kids face.  In addition Read More…

Anxiety: What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

Of the mental health difficulties and struggles that Americans cope with, anxiety is the most prevalent.  Anxiety disorders impact almost 20% of us, while the experience of being anxious, ruminative, or frightened is an almost universal feeling.  Almost half of those diagnosed with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring depression disorder, and those that Read More…

Tools for Tackling Trauma

As it is defined, trauma is the response that a person has to an event or experience that is disturbing or distressing.  More so, it is the psychological and emotional impact that a person feels, though physiological impact is also a common symptom and experience of trauma.  It is interesting that the trauma is not Read More…

What is Resilience?

Resilience can be defined as the ability to cope with stressors, and then return to the pre-crisis state.  How we respond to setbacks can be an important key in our self-esteem, our belief in our abilities, and our interpretation of the stressful event in the first place.  As we have learned more about how the Read More…