Resources for Families, Individuals and Professionals

Videos

Helping your Adolescent Identify the Thinking Traps that contribute to Anxiety and Depression

A Family Center Ask the Experts presentation with Amy E. Graham, Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology; Dual Title, Infant Mental Health.

Amy discusses the common thinking “traps” that contribute to adolescent anxiety and depression, and will share many tips and techniques parents can use to help their teen identify, get out of, (and even prevent falling into) the traps. Read more: Helping your Adolescent Identify the Thinking Traps that contribute to Anxiety and Depression

Raising Empathic Children in a Disconnected Age

A Family Center “Ask the Experts” presentation with Bart Bronk, Head of University Liggett School.

A child’s emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to accurately identify emotions and adroitly navigate emotion-governed interactions. A substantial and growing body of research suggests that a child’s EQ strongly predicts success in a number of life areas, notably including school. Learn what every parent should know about the “anchor” EQ disposition of empathy, the ability to feel with another, and its development, expression, and viability in the digital age. This video will give you a renewed commitment to carefully tend to the empathic lives of children and to employ empathic responses to strengthen relationships. Read more: Raising Empathic Children in a Disconnected Age

Community Opioid Awareness Forum

Prescription painkillers – Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Lortab, etc. – are opioids and fall into the same class of drugs as Heroin. Unknowingly, many of us allow doctors to prescribe them for sports injuries and even wisdom teeth extractions. Most believe they are safer than illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare professional. Education is key. This video will help you learn how to keep you and your loved ones safe. Read more: Community Opioid Awareness Forum

Online College Search Tools

There are many easy-to-use and useful tools that parents and students can use to aid in their college search. Most are free of charge and many will often help you personalize your search.

A Family Center “Ask the Experts” presentation with Milissa Pierce, MA, LPC. Presented November 9, 2017, at Brownell Middle School. Read more: Online College Search Tools

Aging Parents? Strategies to Remain Conflict-free

Families with aging parents face a multitude of issues and concerns. Learn how to resolve conflicts and work together within your family to put primary focus on the elderly family member(s).

Presented in partnership with SOC (Services for Older Citizens) featuring attorney Sean Cleland, Cleland Collaborative Solutions and Marian Battersby, owner of Home Instead Senior Care – East Suburbs of Detroit, Grosse Pointe. Read more: Aging Parents? Strategies to Remain Conflict-free

Talk with your children about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes!

When is the right time to speak to your children about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes? NOW!

With Ghada Abdallah, RPh.

Did you know that children who heard about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use drugs.?

It has been widely reported that we are in the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic. There is no better time to talk to your kids than now. Read more: Talk with your children about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes!

Teens and Screens: A Solution-focused Conversation

Ask the Experts Talk with Nicole Runyon, LMSW, Adolescent Psychotherapist

In this follow-up to “Screen-agers: Today’s Adolescent, Why Kindness is Missing,” Nicole Runyon leads a conversation on how parents can mobilize to create change for their children.

If we want to eliminate or limit screens in our children’s lives we now understand we all have to do it together, otherwise the child whose screen is removed feels alienated and alone. Read more: Teens and Screens: A Solution-focused Conversation