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Dr. Ellen Braaten is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds.

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April 19, 2017

Hot Topics

April 20th Is Upon Us: Making Some Sense of Marijuana

April 20th is upon us in the year 2017, which means that more states and more jurisdictions than ever before will have relaxed, erased, and (dare I say) totally chilled their marijuana laws.

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April 18, 2017

Clay Center TV

Blunt And Nuanced: The Pain Of High-Functioning Autism

The above video entitled “Fireflies” is courtesy of Jubilee Project (learn more about them at the bottom of this post).

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April 14, 2017

Clay Center TV

Parenting In A Community Crisis: Lessons From The Boston Marathon

In reflection of the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, The Clay Center is re-posting this special video.

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April 12, 2017

Hot Topics

Populism And The Vaccine Debate

Two news stories caught my eye over the past two weeks, and both filled me with sadness and dread.

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April 12, 2017

Families

My Experience Helping Children With Autism: A Story Of Hope

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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April 19, 2017

Hot Topics

April 20th Is Upon Us: Making Some Sense of Marijuana

April 20th is upon us in the year 2017, which means that more states and more jurisdictions than ever before will have relaxed, erased, and (dare I say) totally chilled their marijuana laws.

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April 12, 2017

Hot Topics

Populism And The Vaccine Debate

Two news stories caught my eye over the past two weeks, and both filled me with sadness and dread.

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April 7, 2017

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Stress Awareness: How Parents Can Help Their Children With Stress

14-year-old Jacob seems to have it all. He lives in a wealthy suburb, attends an independent school, plays sports, and is a star member of his school’s band.

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March 17, 2017

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Mom of teen who committed suicide now works to help others (WCVB-TV Boston)

Dr Ellen Braaten provides insight on a really difficult topic in this compelling news story that follows a mom, Emily, who lost her daughter to suicide, and has had to grapple with many questions

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March 11, 2017

Hot Topics

Coping With Slow Processing Speed At Home And At School

This blog is the second in a two-part series from Dr. Braaten entitled Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up. You can check out the first blog in the series here.

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March 9, 2017

Hot Topics

Intro To Processing Speed

This blog is the first in a two-part series from Dr. Braaten entitled Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up.

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April 18, 2017

Clay Center TV

Blunt And Nuanced: The Pain Of High-Functioning Autism

The above video entitled “Fireflies” is courtesy of Jubilee Project (learn more about them at the bottom of this post).

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April 14, 2017

Clay Center TV

Parenting In A Community Crisis: Lessons From The Boston Marathon

In reflection of the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, The Clay Center is re-posting this special video.

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March 17, 2017

Clay Center TV

Mom of teen who committed suicide now works to help others (WCVB-TV Boston)

Dr Ellen Braaten provides insight on a really difficult topic in this compelling news story that follows a mom, Emily, who lost her daughter to suicide, and has had to grapple with many questions

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March 10, 2017

Clay Center TV

Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up

We profile two smart young men with slow processing, a learning difference that affects their ability to manage daily tasks in a timely fashion. Dr.

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February 28, 2017

Podcasts

Anorexia Nervosa And Access To Care

As we recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Week here at The Clay Center, we hope the information we share will be both informative and useful.

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