Should You Punish Your Child?

behavioral health

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the way you respond to your child’s behavior can have a lasting effect, shaping how the child thinks, acts, feels, and engages with others long into adulthood. Therefore, it’s imperative that you develop effective strategies to address behaviors and teach them to control their reactions to avoid harm or…

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How To Best Support and Accept Your LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ youth feeling accepted

With LGBTQ youth facing a unique set of challenges, it’s important that you support and accept your child, whether they’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning or queer. To understand the breadth and depth of issues these dynamic young people often face, consider several key statistics from the National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health…

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How Can I Help My Friends and Family Who are Fostering?

Woman and foster child

Foster care is an issue that is dear to us at Embark Behavioral Health because many of our clients have gone through foster care and adoption experiences. We work hard to help them navigate the emotions, the trauma, and the complicated relationships that these experiences bring into their lives.  There are over 430,000 children in foster care,…

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8 Ways to Manage Anxiety as a Family

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There is no shortage of stressors on our families today. A global pandemic, adjusting to working and schooling from home, the grief of losing typical life experiences, plus daily stress from work, finances, and more, are all coming together to create an incredibly anxious moment. Especially as we reintegrate back into social life with the…

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