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How to Recognize Trauma Triggers in Kids & Respond
Buff up your gentle parenting skills! Learn more about trauma triggers and how to respond in love during challenging moments with kids.
4 Tips to Support Kids Going Back to School
Going back to school can be challenging for some kids. Here are four tips on how to support them with the transition.
Pride Month: Trauma-Informed Service Starts with Openness & Understanding
June is Pride Month and a time to spread awareness! Here are five ways that mental health providers can support LGBTQIA+ youth.
5 Tips for Parenting Kids with PTSD
No shortage of trauma touches the lives of our kids today. Learn more about PTSD and how to care for children experiencing it.
Exploring Diversity— Latin American Culture & Mental Health
July’s Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! To celebrate, we’re exploring Latin American culture and how providers can meet their unique needs.
Labels Hurt. Examining the Impact of Mental Health Stigma
Mental health stigma has profound effects on people who struggle. Learn about its impact and the unique set of strengths those afflicted often possess.
Grief & Loss in Foster Children
Learn how grief affects foster children and how you can support them as foster parents.
Tips and practices for providing telemental health services
Here are some great tips for clinicians diving into telemental health services.
Building Rapport: Establishing Strong Two-Way Connections
Relationship is the foundation for change and professional development. Learn how to build them quickly with others.
3 Tips for Working with Resistant Teens
Working with teens is both rewarding and challenging! Learn the skills you need to make it a successful endeavor.
7 Fun and Easy Play Therapy Ideas and Techniques
Learn some great resources to use with your clients the next time you do therapy.
Cyber Meeting Tips for YDI Clinicians
Providing remote mental health services can be tough! But, we’ve got a few cyber meeting tips to help you succeed!
Five Keys to Becoming a Great Case Manager
Learn the five keys of what makes successful case manager.
How to Intervene if You’re Concerned Someone is Thinking of Suicide
Every 40 seconds someone takes their life by suicide. Learn how to support someone who is struggling.
How to Practice Culturally Sensitive Social Work
Learn how to practice culturally sensitive social work with minority populations.
Therapeutic Activity- What Are Your Strengths?
This crafty self-esteem activity is the perfect tool to use with children who are struggling.
My Anger Volcano
This Anger Volcano helps children identify personal signs of anger and coping strategies.
Helena Care Manager, Hayley Blevins, Gives Tips on How to Build Rapport With Families in Clinical Social Services
Being able to build rapport with the youth and families we serve is critical and has a huge impact on their recovery. Due to stigma and poverty, many our families are marginalized in their communities and are in extra need of our support.
Engaging Resistant Clients
Positive People Solutions - July 13, 2017 When I started my career as a therapist in 1986, I actually believed all of my clients would want to work with me, would make the most of that time, and would be appreciative of my efforts. You can stop laughing now. I quickly...
The Ten Essential Traits of Successful Social Workers
Amanda Body - Social Work Degree.Net - 7/13/2017 Social workers help people in need. This can mean providing services directly to people facing a number of challenges, from abuse to health disorders, or it can mean working for change to improve social conditions....
3 Play Therapy Tips for Working with the Quiet Child
PsychCentral - Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA - September 7, 2014 Play therapy is an approach to therapy that allows children to express themselves, heal from hurts, and experience personal growth through the medium of toys and activities rather than words as is...
Five Keys to Becoming a Great Case Manager
Mental Health Counseling Options - Martin Gardner - 3/26/2017 Case managers are responsible for the coordination of services for those who receive mental health, developmental services and other health related services Case managers play an important role in ensuring...