self injury and cutting, sad high school student sitting in hallway, sad teenager
Blog, coping, teen anxiety, teen depression

Self-Injury & Cutting: It’s Time to Get Help

Cutting, also known as self-Injury or self-mutilation have quickly become an unfortunate, dangerous trend among young people in America. In fact, a 2012 study found that 8 percent of children and teens who participated in the study self-injured. With celebrities and social media influencers talking about it (and sometimes even glorifying it), cutting has grown […]

Blog, coping, Resource Center

Discussing Body Image with Your Child

Being bombarded with images of beauty standards is an unhealthy aspect of modern society. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 40-60 percent of girls ages 6-12 are concerned about becoming “too fat” or gaining weight. This issue is not gender specific however, 25 percent of individuals who suffer from anorexia nervosa are male. Discussing […]

Blog, coping

Supporting Students Who Self-Harm

  We all have ways of trying to manage the stressors in our lives. Some are constructive in nature, such as working out, meditation, and talking with qualified professionals, while others can be destructive in nature, including drinking, drug abuse, and self-harm. One of the most disconcerting things we can witness in the classroom includes […]

Blog, coping, School Refusal

Creating a Constructive Homework Environment for Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD present very specific challenges when it comes to working outside of their regular formal schooling environment: homework can feel like an uphill struggle for both the students and their parents who may find the process frustrating and not know the best way to help their child thrive and succeed. A new study […]