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Talking to your Child or Teen about Tragedy

It seems like more and more frequently, we find ourselves bombarded with media coverage about tragedies that occur randomly and unexpected.  School shootings.  Bus accidents.  Innocent children and youth dying. 1,009 more words

Mental Health

The kids are alright

Last November I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Transforming Vulnerability Conference hosted by the Global Challenges Program at  the University of Wollongong to be part of a panel on Children and Disasters. 653 more words


We Achieve What We Believe: How to Encourage African American Students to Believe in Their Academic Abilities

This post continues our blog series regarding racial/ethnic socialization practices, programs, and approaches. APA is putting together a clearinghouse of resources to help parents/caregivers to protect youth of color and themselves from the psychological damage of discrimination and racism.

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Children And Youth

Songs That Can Change the World: South African Freedom Songs  

The next program in the series of Songs That Can Change the World will take place the weekend of April 27th-29th.  We will immerse in the history and music of the South African freedom movement, focusing primarily on the life and work of Nelson Mandela.  535 more words

Church News

Let's Rodeo!!!

Hi friends! How’s life? I’ve got a brand new therapeutic activity to share in honor of Rodeo! You may know that in child life it is very important to give children the chance to participate in what we call “life experiences” even when they are in the hospital. 367 more words

Child Life Specialist

Week 34: Protecting Children in Crisis: Paint-&-Sip with Family Intervention Services

According to the NJ Department of Children and Families, there were 59,151 referrals for child abuse and neglect in 2013. All were referred for investigation. Just about 10,000 of them became active/open cases. 1,042 more words