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Childhood trauma touches many of our lives. Here are seventeen quotes that illustrate its impact and the journey to healing.
Parenting kids with a trauma history isn’t always straightforward. Here are four tips to help them feel safe and heal.
Does your child struggle with anxiety? Here are a few tips to help you coach them through those anxious feelings!
Depression in kids is easy to miss. Here are eight subtle signs of the condition that parents often overlook.
Parenting kids with trauma history isn’t always easy. Here are some tips to empower foster parents on their journey to guide future generations to come.
The idea of losing a child is terrifying. Here are the warning signs of teen suicide that every parent needs to know.
Raising teens is hard! Here are twelve of YDI’s best quotes to guide you in parenting through the teenage years.
The holidays can be stressful for adults and kids alike! Learn how to help your child navigate seasonal stress like a pro!
For children in foster care, the holidays are often challenging. Learn how you can support your child during this time of year.
Moving is hard for kids! Yet, often necessary. Learn how to help your children adjust and thrive in the face of change!
When it comes to kids, sometimes it can be hard to know the difference between typical sadness and depression.
Roughly 1 in 10 kids struggle with ADHD. Many are misunderstood, leading them to not get the tools they need to thrive.
The impact that mental health support services have on families is vast. Thank you to those who sacrifice so much to help Montana families in need.
The weight of childhood trauma sits heavily on our nation. Learn about it’s effects and how you can impact the future of our most vulnerable population.
Trauma has a huge impact on us. Learn more about this important topic and how you can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable youth.
The University of Montana recently published a survey showing the true nature of the devastation in Montana left in the wake of this pandemic.
Learn more about the intimate link between trauma and ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking, aka addiction.
At any given time, roughly 3,000 kids will be in our state’s foster care system. A number that at one point had increased over 80% since I started my career in children’s services a little over seven years ago.
Jaeda’s story about her battle with depression and recovery is powerful. It’s a reminder to those who are struggling that you aren’t alone.
It’s important to recognize when kids are struggling so that we’re able to support them. Here are five signs that your child may be struggling with grief.
Learn how stress impacts our communities, mental health, and what you can do to prevent it’s negative effects.
In the United States, 1 in 5 children will be sexually assaulted before their eighteenth birthday. April is Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month— the perfect time to educate yourself on this critical topic.
Youth Dynamics continues to serve Montana kids utilizing telecommunications during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In order to support families with children staying at home, we have come up with four tips for parents.
According to Harvard researchers, a link also has been found between diet and mental health. In addition, excess consumption of processed foods such as soda, candy, processed meat such as bologna, and starches have been linked to depression.
Montana State University graduate student and Youth Dynamics Assistant Area Manager, Kristin Bauwens, explains what adults can look for if they are concerned a teen may be involved in an unhealthy relationship.
For nearly five months in late 2016 and early 2017, I had a sinking feeling that something was desperately wrong with my 10-year-old daughter, but the doctors and specialists we visited during that time didn’t have any answers.
1 in 4 people will experience dating violence. Learn more about this important topic so that you can support someone who is struggling.
Psychiatric disorders are not a result of bad parenting — or poor willpower Child Mind Institute - by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD It is easy to empathize with suffering we can see: a child who has lost her hair as a result of chemotherapy, for instance. The suffering of a...