Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19

GET THE FACTS about COVID-19 from people and resources you can depend on for accurate information but set limits or take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. You may turn to your family doctor, a state or local health department, U.S. […]

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How to Cope When You’re Feeling Cooped Up

Cope With Feeling Cooped Up Due to the recent events of the COVID-19, a lot of people have found themselves in isolation of their own homes for an extended period of time. Here are some ideas of how to curve those feelings of being cooped up. —————————————————————————————– Self Care Take a bath: enjoy a long, […]

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Parent-Child Attachment

Attachment Types By: Alainna Hanson Based off presentation by: Chelsie Swenson, MS, LPCC Attachment is a type of bond that connects one person with another over time. Secure Attachment A secure attachment provides a good base for the child’s future accomplishments. Parents who do a good job at listening to their child, create more confident […]

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Co-Occuring Issues in Youth

Co-Occurring Issues in Youth By: Alainna Hanson Presentation Series by: Alicia Hengel, MA, LPCC, LPC What Are Co-Occurring Issues? Substance use and mental health conditions among youth are tightly connected. Mental health disorder- diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that interferes with how a child functions. Ex: depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders Substance use disorder- recurring […]

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Parenting: When the Children are Caught in the Middle

Written by Alainna Hanson based on the presentation series of Mike Hodson, MS, LMFT A healthy family structure can be a challenging thing to maintain. Over the years, families are faced with new obstacles and can react in a multitude of ways.  Some reactions can impact the family negatively. It is important to understand that […]

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The Importance of Reading

  The Importance of Reading to Your Child Alainna Hanson   Ready, Set, READ! There are many benefits to reading to your child. The first five years of a child’s life are crucial to their brain development. Children who are regularly read to see the advantages later in life.   The Best Way to Read […]

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Choose the right personality test for the job

When you consider how much searching for, hiring and training new employees cost businesses, it’s no wonder managers want some assurance they’re choosing the right person for the job — a rationale that extends to making the most of current employees’ talents and strengths as well. That explains why so many companies are turning to […]

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Battling — and winning — the homework wars

The new school year marks many new beginnings for families with school-age children. It means returning to a more structured routine, setting an alarm clock each morning, getting to know a new teacher, and for many parents, it also means another round of battling the homework wars. Homework is an essential part of learning While […]

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It’s called comfort food for a reason

If you’ve found a pan of brownies to be an ideal television-watching companion, potato chips to be a great way to unwind at the end of a tough day or macaroni and cheese to be the perfect cure for loneliness, you probably know the power of food in stifling emotions. Many people struggle with emotional […]

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Dating after divorce

Dating isn’t the easiest thing to do no matter where you’re at in life, but it’s especially tricky after divorce. There are lots of loose ends, baggage, children might be involved or multiple other issues might be making it difficult to start dating again. But before you begin to date again, you should take some […]

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