From a Therapist

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Submitted by Liberty Grzybowski
on Oct 3 2017

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  One out of every five students report being the victim of bullying.  Bullying is defined as “intentional behavior that hurts, harms or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally”.  Bullying can happen at school, in the community or online.  Bullying is not about conflict, it is about power and control.  Kids and adults who bully often use their power, such as physical strength, embarrassing information or popularity to control or harm others.

Bullying Statistics

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Submitted by Liberty Grzybowski
on Sep 7 2017

In the United States, nearly 44,193 people commit suicide every year.  This means that on average, someone dies from suicide every 16.2 minutes.  Chances are that you or someone you know has been affected by suicide.  Suicide can be prevented.  It is important to be aware of the warning signs because, statistically speaking, you may be able to save a life, potentially even your own. 

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Submitted by Ronda Ketner
on Jul 18 2017

There are a number of factors in determining the appropriateness of treatment.

1. Is this emotional distress disrupting daily functioning, threatening to overwhelm the child or interfere with age-appropriate emotional development?

For example, parental divorce is an emotionally upsetting experience that children react to in a variety of ways. If a child's reaction lasts longer than a month and is prevalent in other settings besides home, this indicates that normal functioning has become disrupted.

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Submitted by Liz Davis
on Jun 13 2017

Recently our area was hit by tornadic weather that resulted in a loss of lives, and damaged property that will change the landscape for many years to come.  Those involved gathered together to help each other through, clean up debris and begin the process of re-building.  With all of this, a sense of community resulted.   Some time has passed and those who have experienced, witnessed and even responded to the community, are now getting anxious at the approach of future weather related issues.

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Submitted by Sarah Morscheiser
on Apr 25 2017

1 in 4 school aged children have experienced a traumatic event. Childhood trauma is defined as a single event or prolonged exposure to traumatic experiences that overwhelm a child’s ability to cope. (National Child Trauma Stress Network, 2008.)

Examples of traumatic experiences include:

       

 

 

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