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Am I Worrying Too Much?

By Aisha Givens, LCSW – June 16, 2021 – As parents, we often worry about our children. It’s part of the job. We worry when they are young and continue to worry as they grow into teenagers and adults. Being concerned about your child is a healthy and appropriate feeling. However, constant or excessive worrying […]

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Identifying Signs of Stress

By Teresa Mercer, LCSW, LCAC – June 9, 2021 – Throughout the last year, the impact of a global pandemic has increased stress levels for people all over the world. Although pre-pandemic life had its fair share of stressors, Covid-19 introduced a new form of stress that many of us weren’t prepared to cope with.    […]

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A Child’s Most Important Play Date

By Grace Wilson, MSW – June 3, 2021 –  In a world that is constantly on the go and filling our family’s schedules with various activities, it is important that we take time to slow down and spend quality one-on-one time with our children.   If you have multiple children, take time to spend individual […]

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Parenting in a Digital World

By Haley Droste, LSW – May 26, 2021 – Today’s youth have never known a time that was not heavily focused on the digital world. Even before a global pandemic shifted work, school, and social events to online spaces, children today have been experiencing a childhood that is very different from that of their parents. […]

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Children Process Grief at Camp Memories

By Laura Keys, LCSW, and Heather Miller, LCSW – May 21 2021- More than half a million Americans have died of COVID-19 and, in Indiana, families are grieving the loss of nearly 15,000 loved ones. The pandemic will define a generation of children who lost a parent, grandparent or caregiver. A recent study estimates 43,000 […]

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Good Communication Skills are Teachable

By Kacie Shipman, LSW – May 12, 2021 – Webster’s Dictionary defines the word communication as “the imparting or exchanging of information or news.” Communication goes much deeper than words alone. Every day we communicate through various means of technology including news and social media, through body language, and through our actions. Communication starts at […]

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Making Family Time a Priority

By Kelli Chambers, LSW – May 6, 2021 – How do you make time specifically for your family when carving extra time out of your already busy schedule seems next to impossible? Often times it might feel like there are just simply not enough hours in the day, but intentionally setting aside family time is […]

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Reducing Stress for New Moms

By Alicia Slaton, LSW – April 27, 2021 – Being a new mom brings a wide range of emotions, whether you’re a first-time mom or a seasoned veteran. New babies pose new challenges and worries. If you plan to be a working mom, whether you decide to stay home for 6 weeks or 3 months, […]

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Calm Conversation with Your Teen

By Mary Haas, LSW – April 22, 2021 – Whether we like it or not, we are constant role models to our kids. Our children are always watching our actions and listening to our words. What a high pressure job to have! There are times when we are not the best parents, but this is […]