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Gene Beresin, M.D.

Dr. Gene Beresin is executive director of The Clay Center for Young Health Minds.

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When Kids Won’t Talk: Conversation Openers for Parents

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August 30, 2016

Grade School

Managing Back-To-School Stress

Hans Selye, a Hungarian scientist who was a pioneer in modern stress research, was quoted as saying, “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.

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August 23, 2016

Families

My Child Had An Evaluation Through The School And I Disagree With The Results – What Now?

If you’re a parent who is concerned that your child may have a learning or attentional challenge, there are a couple of routes you can take.

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August 16, 2016

Families

What Is A Section 504 Plan?

Dan’s mom left her son’s evaluation team meeting at school feeling really frustrated.

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August 11, 2016

Families

How To Get A Core Evaluation Completed Through Your School District

How do you get a core evaluation completed through your local school district? Well, the short answer is, “You ask for it.

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August 9, 2016

Hot Topics

The Resiliency Of The Olympic Games

With the 2016 Olympics currently underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we wanted to re-post the following blog that was written to commemorate the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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July 26, 2016

Families

The Importance Of Imaginative Play In Healthy Development

This post is not about Pokemon Go.

I thought it would be prudent to lead with that caveat.

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August 30, 2016

Hot Topics

Managing Back-To-School Stress

Hans Selye, a Hungarian scientist who was a pioneer in modern stress research, was quoted as saying, “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.

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August 23, 2016

Hot Topics

My Child Had An Evaluation Through The School And I Disagree With The Results – What Now?

If you’re a parent who is concerned that your child may have a learning or attentional challenge, there are a couple of routes you can take.

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August 9, 2016

Hot Topics

The Resiliency Of The Olympic Games

With the 2016 Olympics currently underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, we wanted to re-post the following blog that was written to commemorate the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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June 14, 2016

Hot Topics

Helping Your Kids Following The Orlando Tragedy

Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives and were injured in the recent terrorist act in Orlando—an event that is being called the most extensive mass shooting in this coun

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June 7, 2016

Hot Topics

Mental Health Needs Of Teen Moms

We know that adolescents get depression.

We also know that adolescents are a lot more likely to get depressed than pre-adolescents.

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May 19, 2016

Hot Topics

The Implications Of Poverty On Children’s Mental Health

In March, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy statement in which it encouraged all of its members to screen pediatric patients and their families for economic hardship.

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April 28, 2016

Podcasts

The Senior Prom: A Joyous Rite Of Passage Or Nightmare For Parents?

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

It’s the weekend before your kid’s senior prom.

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April 21, 2016

Podcasts

Spring Suicide: An (Un)Likely Combination?

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

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March 31, 2016

Podcasts

Raising Moral Children: Parental Strategies That Last A Lifetime

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

We want our kids to know right from wrong.

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February 25, 2016

Podcasts

Living With A Chronic Medical Illness

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

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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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