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When Kids Won’t Talk: Conversation Openers for Parents

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February 2, 2016

Families

How Is Special Education Eligibility Determined?

If you have a child with learning, behavioral, or attentional issues, you may be eager for him to receive special education services through your local school system.

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January 26, 2016

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The Red Herring Of Guns And Mental Illness

Almost by definition, writing about pediatric mental health can be controversial.

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January 21, 2016

Families

When Kids Leave Home: Part 2

This is the second blog post in a two-part series on adolescents’ transition to the “real world.”

To view the first blog post, click here.

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January 19, 2016

Families

Raising Moral Children: Parental Strategies That Last A Lifetime

We want our kids to know right from wrong. We want them to care about the welfare of others. We want them to be kind, empathetic, and responsible. We want them to own their actions.

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January 11, 2016

Grade School

Exploring Gender Dysphoria

It’s sometimes dizzying to look at exactly how far we’ve come in our acceptance of gender identity issues.

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January 5, 2016

Families

What Is Tourette’s Disorder?

Tourette’s disorder has also been called Tourette’s syndrome.

It has also been called simply Tourette’s.

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January 26, 2016

Hot Topics

The Red Herring Of Guns And Mental Illness

Almost by definition, writing about pediatric mental health can be controversial.

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January 21, 2016

Hot Topics

When Kids Leave Home: Part 2

This is the second blog post in a two-part series on adolescents’ transition to the “real world.”

To view the first blog post, click here.

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January 11, 2016

Hot Topics

Exploring Gender Dysphoria

It’s sometimes dizzying to look at exactly how far we’ve come in our acceptance of gender identity issues.

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December 23, 2015

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Star Wars’ Nostalgic Success

Like lots of people, I can remember the first time I saw Star Wars.

It was my first summer at sleep-away camp; I was 11 years old, and suffering from homesickness like it was a fever.

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December 21, 2015

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The Psychological Gift Of Giving A Gift

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

The holidays are, alas, upon us.

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January 21, 2016

Podcasts

When Kids Leave Home: Part 2

This is the second blog post in a two-part series on adolescents’ transition to the “real world.”

To view the first blog post, click here.

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December 15, 2015

Clay Center TV

The Lake Wales High School Keystone Project: A New Student-Faculty Design For A School Community

In the spring of 2013, I (Gene) had the good fortune of meeting Donna Dunson, principal at Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, Florida; two of her faculty members; and Serita Winthrop, an avid su

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December 10, 2015

Podcasts

Home Is Where The Heart Is: Thinking About Homeless Children In The Classroom

This is the final blog post of a series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI).

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October 19, 2015

Clay Center TV

John Oliver On Mental Health

In the clip above from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver masterfully speaks to the serious misunderstandings and poor care associated with mental illness in the U.S. today.

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October 15, 2015

Podcasts

Specific Phobias

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music written and performed by Jay Himmelstein, MD and David Kaye, MD. Dr.

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September 25, 2015

Clay Center TV

Combating Mental Health Stigma

A look at why and how the stigma of mental illness persists in the African American community—and what some are doing to address it.

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