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Those who separate immigrant children from parents might as well be beating them with truncheons

Many people who see reports of children separated from their parents might think that, because they’re not crying, that they’ve adjusted. Or, if they are crying, they’ll eventually stop and get over it. But, the reality is that those who participate in separating children from their parents and those who are caring for them in the detainment centers might as well be beating them with truncheons.

More Clinicians Need to Address Postpartum Depression and other Postpartum or Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

“It’s okay to tell me that you’re not okay.” Postpartum depression (PPD) and postpartum or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the most common medical concerns for women after childbirth. Yet few medical and mental health professionals really know how prevalent and serious PPD and PMADs are. There is a great need for better screening to identify women struggling with postpartum disorders. Likewise, more therapists and mental health providers need to know about treatment...

Fathers’ Day in America [Message by The Rev. Patricia Templeton]

I recently finished a haunting novel, Before We Were Yours , in which Lisa Wingate tells a fictionalized account of the true story of one of this country’s great scandals, the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and its director, Georgia Tann. From the 1920s through 1950, Tann and her organization facilitated the adoption of thousands of children across the country. Tann was a prominent member of society, held up as the “Mother of Modern Adoption,” and consulted by Eleanor Roosevelt on issues...

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Rapid Resolution Therapy

I am interested in knowing if there is anyone out there who is using RRT in work with children and adolescents? I have attended several trainings and have really seen the positive results it has with adults who have suffered from complex trauma and toxic stress. I am wondering about the efficacy of using the method of therapy with young people.Read More...
As part of a comprehensive "Vote for Kids" campaign, we (the advocacy program at my organization, in coordination with the ACEs-focused Initiative I direct) are gearing up for election season this year in Alaska. We are trying to figure out how to get questions inserted into candidate debates and published candidate questionnaires about issues affecting family and children well-being. These questions will include topics from childcare to wages to housing and something about ACEs and...Read More...
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