How families can deal with what they can’t control: lessons learned from COVID-19

How families can deal with what they can’t control: lessons learned from COVID-19

​COVID-19 was dramatic in many ways, including the frequent, unexpected changes we couldn’t control. More than ever, families experienced a feeling of helplessness.
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What parents and students experiences during COVID-19: hardships and hidden blessings

What parents and students experiences during COVID-19: hardships and hidden blessings

What has COVID-19 been like for parents of school-age kids? We asked Kim Sayers, MA, LPC-S, Clinical Project Director at Communities in Schools - San Antonio (CIS-SA).
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Questioning in Quarantine: How Can LGBTQ+ Kids Stay Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Questioning in Quarantine: How Can LGBTQ+ Kids Stay Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

With a global pandemic preventing us from getting within 6 feet of anyone outside our household and the lethal consequences of unaddressed racism understandably taking center stage for many advocates, the LGBTQ+ community hasn’t been able to recharge our collective emotional batteries during Pride Month.
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A Call to Caregivers of LGBTQ+(IA) Children and Adolescents

A Call to Caregivers of LGBTQ+(IA) Children and Adolescents

Amidst the social injustices that are becoming more exposed and rightfully addressed, it is important to deal with the ongoing need of those who are exploring and questioning their sexual and gender identities.
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How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

The deaths of Amaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd (among many others) have placed a spotlight on racism globally. As a result, you may be wondering how to discuss race and inequality with your kids. Here are tips from professionals at Clarity Child Guidance Center.
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Social Isolation in Children at Home or at School: What You Can Do to Help

Social Isolation in Children at Home or at School: What You Can Do to Help

Intense emotions lead to an urge to protect oneself and pull away. When a child is in “protection mode,” it becomes more difficult to be in “connection mode” and continue engaging with other people.
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From Adversaries to Allies: How Single Parents and Teachers Can Partner for Student Success

From Adversaries to Allies: How Single Parents and Teachers Can Partner for Student Success

I was resigned to go into yet another space where the people in charge would blame my poor parenting for my child’s inability to thrive. But something else happened instead, the beginning of a partnership that helped my child to complete his elementary school education successfully.
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Quick Reference Guide: Military Health Insurance for Children’s Mental Health

Quick Reference Guide: Military Health Insurance for Children’s Mental Health

Understanding health insurance benefits and processes is an important part of coordinating proper care. For military-connected children with TRICARE health insurance, broad coverage is provided for mental health services.
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