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November 2016 National Adoption Month

November 2016 National Adoption Month – A Clinician Q&A How Many Of  Your Clients Are Adopted? The percentage of adopted children in the U.S. is anywhere from 2-4% of the population. I would estimate that anywhere from 20-30% of our clients are adopted. This is significantly higher than the...

Parenting: Be The Change

For Our Kids… I recently had my second child. This combined with working with troubled youth leaves parenting on my mind about 90% of the time. If I wasn’t sure before, having a newborn and a 2-year-old has definitely convinced me that being a parent is the hardest job out there. And I don’t t...

When Tragedy Strikes…Why Addiction Just Plain Sucks

Jim had a funny way of making everyone around him feel cared for and loved. Jim was bright, intuitive, wise and insightful beyond his years and I admired these qualities about him. He made others laugh and comfortable being around. This kid didn’t do anything in his life half ass. Like most young...

How Emerging Young Adults Can Develop Couth

Developing couth comes from life experience, it is learned. Young adults have to have an appetite for learning, and at times this day and age, is a difficult appetite to develop. Patience and time are key requirements to learning, which many young adults struggle with because they can be largely ...

The Broad Stroke Of Trauma

The simple definition of trauma is that it is a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems usually for a long time. Merriam-Webster gives a more comprehensive definition of trauma. 1. a: an injury (as a wound) to living tissue caused by an ext...

Following Your Dreams, It’s Never Too Late!

Struggling young adults often have a perspective of reality that has them in the center of a bullseye. Fired at that bullseye are all the cares of existence, which often eclipse the perspective of at-risk youth. This eclipsed perspective will lead to poor choices and bad behavior; the kind that c...