Month: November 2013

Why we provide services in schools….

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Sussex-Tech-High-School-Suicide-Girl-232118411.html Last year there were 10 suicides among adolescents in Delaware.  There are only 328 licensed mental health professionals in this tiny state.  Few of us work with children.  The barriers and obstacles to getting mental health services are many.  This is unacceptable yet who speaks up for the most vulnerable of our society?

Children and Mindfulness—A gift for Life

Teaching and practicing mindfulness with your child can be an extraordinary experience for bonding and providing your child with a gift that will have long-lasting effects. Mindfulness is the practice of “intentional attention”, to internal and external experiences without judgment.  It’s a journey inward, an opportunity to experience the fullness of the moment and a …

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Toxic Stress and Development in Children

What is the toxic stress reaction? The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, defines the toxic stress response as—“ occurring when a child experiences strong, frequent, and/or prolonged adversity—such as physical or emotional abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness, exposure to violence, and/or the accumulated burdens of family economic hardship—without …

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