teens and covid

I have been reading more about the effects of covid on the mental health of our teenagers and thought I would share some basic information that might help during these stressful times for all of us. Teen depression and declining mental health are on the rise. Young people are struggling to make sense of their…

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child trauma covid mask

I just finished reading the Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Family Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) authored by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The article addressed many child trauma coronavirus concerns, including physical, social and emotional. I encourage you to read the entire article but I am going to write this blog…

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equine assisted therapy

If you missed Part 1 of “Horses and Parenting” please click on the link. Calm, Connect, Correction Even if not traumatized, we all experience fear. When we are in a state of fear, the brain switches to the amygdala and shuts down other systems. Therefore, when we parent out of fear, either in ourselves or…

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equine assisted therapy dhildren

This week I would like to let our equine specialist DeAnna Wahlheim share with you her thoughts on parenting Parenting is a lot like caring for horses. As I was out amongst the horses today, I had a few thoughts….i am in awe of all the experiences I have with horses. They are remarkable creatures…

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Book - I will always love you

The Center is really excited to promote the first children’s book written by Dr. Brie Turns.  The book is titled “I will always love you” and was just published this year. The book is also beautifully illustrated by Lisa Rasmussen. The story is about a mother’s love. The book tells the story of unconditional love…

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