Ask A Therapist: What Do I Do If My Child Is Getting Bullied Online?

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As parents and guardians, bullying looks dramatically different for today’s kids compared to what we may have experienced. For starters, bullying isn’t just present in the school or at the local hangouts anymore — it can now follow our kids wherever they go. Furthermore, cyberbullying allows this threat to extend outside of the child’s peer group to complete strangers.   Scott Boice, clinical director…

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Should You Punish Your Child?

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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 Can I Help My Friends and Family Who are Fostering?

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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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4 Ways to Support Adoption

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Although fewer than 2 percent of the population are adopted, 6 in 10 Americans have been personally touched by adoption. Adoption creates ripples of impact throughout communities and across generations. As we come to the close of National Adoption Month, here are a few ways you can make a difference in the lives of adoptees,…

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