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Adoption Competency

Specialized training helps mental health professionals understand the needs, challenges and experiences of children and their foster, adoptive and kinship families Family relationships can be complicated. Families that come together through foster care, guardianship and adoption often experience added layers of complexity. One constant for all these families is the …

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My Turn: Embrace the Adoption Journey

Are you contemplating adopting, but have no idea where to start? You’re not alone. In 2007, I was a litigator in a large law firm and knew nothing about adoption. My husband and I wanted another child, but I couldn’t fathom the possibility of more fertility treatments, so we decided …

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Healthier Halloween Goodies

Halloween candy by the bagful abounds on supermarket shelves at this time of year. While kids love the abundance of sweets, parents concerned about their kids’ candy intake may wonder how they can reduce the amount of sugary treats their kids consume. We put together the following suggestions for healthier …

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Survival Guide for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Teaching kids with special needs is not just a vocation. It is a specialized skill, and for some, even a calling. After COVID-19 shuttered schools last year, parents of kids with special needs found themselves, overnight, forced to assume the role of special educator, all while parenting, quarantining and, in …

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Tackling the Halloween Horrors

For some children, Halloween is a time to overindulge in candy, take on a new identity for a day and witness spooky decorations transforming houses into macabre homes. However, the holiday can be an anxiety-inducing time for others. Ghosts, spiders, blood, the dark, scary costumes, goblins and clowns are some …

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