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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, Resource Center, teen anxiety, teen depression

Suicide Attempt – Time To Get Help

By Executive Director, John Reilly, MSW, LCSW, PsyA. The possibility of a child’s suicide is one of the most frightening worries for a parent, and rightfully so. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among adolescents, ranking only behind accidents/unintentional injury (Minino, 2010). There is widespread and very public support for families and […]

ASD and Depression
Blog, teen depression

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Depression

Sometimes it’s difficult to properly assess depression in students dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder, especially when teachers and administrators may be new to the student and may not be privy to pre-existing behaviors. They may view the student in a negative light.  Without context, it’s impossible to fully understand where the student is coming from. […]

Achievement Gap Stress
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Addressing Achievement Gap Stress

The achievement gap describes how inequality in income, opportunity, and socioeconomic status affects student achievement. “How do students see themselves in the school context? How accepted and valued do they feel by others? What are the students’ academic goals and underlying beliefs about their ability to reach them?” [1] Part of the achievement gap is […]