Toxic stress is dangerous, and often we’re not aware we suffer from it. Check out the online trauma and stress series sponsored by CCD.

The long-term effects of toxic stress and trauma are often misunderstood. Many think that trauma refers to something catastrophic. It can, but there are other things that can be traumatizing that we sometimes take for granted. Understanding how you or your child might be enduring the aftereffects of trauma is essential for overall health and …

Toxic stress is dangerous, and often we’re not aware we suffer from it. Check out the online trauma and stress series sponsored by CCD. Read More »

What are the key ingredients to raising a happy and emotionally healthy child? We bet you’re already doing most of these.

The majority of parents want to do everything in their power to assure the health and happiness of their children. We find that parents are self-critical and question their every decision. There is a constant barrage of advice and opinions on what you should do to raise your children. The Center for Child Development has …

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Why some schools are resistant to school-based mental health services. Parents, here’s how we can work together to change this.

The Center for Child Development is the largest provider of school-based mental health in the state of Delaware. We love what we do and are deeply appreciative of schools who have invited us in to help their students. Currently, we serve over 80 schools in Delaware. This includes public, private, and charter. What we’ve discovered …

Why some schools are resistant to school-based mental health services. Parents, here’s how we can work together to change this. Read More »

Five things you shouldn’t say to someone who is struggling with anxiety. You might mean well, but these words can make anxiety worse.

Anxiety makes people feel isolated. Unless you have it, anxiety is hard to understand. It makes people think irrational thoughts, behave in strange ways, attempt to flee from perceived fear, have outbursts and other experiences that non-anxious people do not understand. If you’re a spouse, parent, or friend of someone who has anxiety, it’s important …

Five things you shouldn’t say to someone who is struggling with anxiety. You might mean well, but these words can make anxiety worse. Read More »

Anxiety is an issue for many children. Sometimes even parents miss the obvious signs.

A few years ago, I was the mental health provider for an excellent middle school. I loved working there because the staff cared about the students and did a lot to make sure we met their needs on every level. The team wasn’t punitive but sought to understand why students acted out and then addressed …

Anxiety is an issue for many children. Sometimes even parents miss the obvious signs. Read More »

Let us show you how to turn your child into a listening machine in five easy steps. CCD therapists have the secret.

All you did was ask your child to clean up and get ready for bed. The meltdown starts. It’s the end of a long day, and you’re tired. She’s tired, and you just want to wind down. Her behavior seems to be getting worse, and no matter what you’ve tried, the tantrums and defiance continue. …

Let us show you how to turn your child into a listening machine in five easy steps. CCD therapists have the secret. Read More »

Therapy can be life-changing. What to expect when you finally decide to do it.

  Making that first phone call to a therapist is often wrought with anxiety and uncertainty. Let’s walk through how that process flows. Perhaps you’re dealing with anxiety, depression or relationship problems.  You’ve had enough and know that you need to talk to someone other than your best friend or family member.  You might be …

Therapy can be life-changing. What to expect when you finally decide to do it. Read More »

Want to see if your child is depressed? Here’s a test to see and how we can help.

Let’s first address the myth that children cannot become depressed.  They can and sadly, it’s becoming a bigger issue for many kids.  Depression is more than sadness.   It’s ongoing sadness accompanied by a variety of other signs– irritability, anger control difficulties, isolation, feelings of guilt, school refusal, poor performance in school, crying spells, changes …

Want to see if your child is depressed? Here’s a test to see and how we can help. Read More »

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