A Safe Place Project -by Deb Duba, Office Manager

This is the time of year when families start talking about the Holidays.  “Where are we going for Thanksgiving?”  “Who’s going to be there?”  “I sure hope I get some great presents during the Holidays!”  But for some there are no decisions to be made.  Battered women and their children live in fear of being […]

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Parenting the ADHD Child -by Emily Hasselquist, LCSW

Having a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be challenging for parents.  ADHD, usually characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity requires parents to adapt to their child’s individualized needs.  Expectations such as following instructions, staying still, waiting his or her turn, and completing tasks such as schoolwork or chores can be extremely difficult […]

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How to Create a Calming Box with Your Child -by Christine Taylor, LPC

Many children struggle to recover from high-emotion situations. Tantrums become drawn out and exhausting for both the child and caregiver. Items found in a Calming Box can provide visual and hands-on activities to help soothe a child’s mind and body. The child or parent notices the child is getting agitated or upset and retrieves the […]

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