Activities for Teens: Developing Strong Behavioral Health
16April

Activities for Teens: Developing Strong Behavioral HealthActivities for Teens: Developing Strong...Activities for Teens: Developing Strong Behavioral Health

By Family First Adolescent Services

A psychologically healthy person is involved in their community as well as the world around them. Our cultural landscape is overflowing with information and distractions. At face value, many of these distractions seem harmless. But the cumulative...

A psychologically healthy person is involved in their community as well as the world around them. Our cultural landscape is overflowing with information and distractions. At face value, many of these distractions seem harmless. But the cumulative effect can cause people to be deeply...

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Experiential Therapy: Healing Emotional Wounds
16April

Experiential Therapy: Healing Emotional WoundsExperiential Therapy: Healing Emotional WoundsExperiential Therapy: Healing Emotional Wounds

By Family First Adolescent Services

Untreated Emotional Wounds [A Life Sentence] Emotional wounds are stubborn and persistent. If left untreated they can shadow us throughout life - encouraging negative behavior, mental illness, and unhealthy coping mechanisms (such as drug...

Untreated Emotional Wounds [A Life Sentence] Emotional wounds are stubborn and persistent. If left untreated they can shadow us throughout life - encouraging negative behavior, mental illness, and unhealthy coping mechanisms (such as drug addiction and alcoholism). When struggling to...

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Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?
16April

Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?Teen Depression: An Evolutionary Advantage?

By Family First Adolescent Services

While depression may feel like an unbearable burden for those who struggle with it, recent scientific research indicates that there is a silver lining. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the struggles that parents face when...

While depression may feel like an unbearable burden for those who struggle with it, recent scientific research indicates that there is a silver lining. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the struggles that parents face when confronted with a depressed teenager....

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
16April

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

By Mike Giresi

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means...

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means that dysfunctional behaviors modeled during...

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Treating Anxiety Without Drugs or Alcohol
16April

Treating Anxiety Without Drugs or AlcoholTreating Anxiety Without Drugs or AlcoholTreating Anxiety Without Drugs or Alcohol

By Family First Adolescent Services

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s physiological and psychological response to stress. The primary function of anxiety is to protect us from potentially dangerous situations by giving clear warning signals. However, when anxiety...

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s physiological and psychological response to stress. The primary function of anxiety is to protect us from potentially dangerous situations by giving clear warning signals. However, when anxiety becomes a part of everyday life it can lead to...

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