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Blunt And Nuanced: The Pain Of High-Functioning Autism

April 18, 2017

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The above video entitled “Fireflies” is courtesy of Jubilee Project (learn more about them at the bottom of this post). “Fireflies” is a simple reminder that we each have beauty and can connect with others in unique ways.

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Parenting In A Community Crisis: Lessons From The Boston Marathon

April 14, 2017

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

Boston-area parents reflect on their experiences parenting during the 2013 Boston Marathon events, and offer advice to other parents who may find themselves facing a community challenge.

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

March 17, 2017

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, and few answers.

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Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up

March 10, 2017

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. Ellen Braaten has expert advice for both parents and children coping with this issue.

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Anorexia Nervosa And Access To Care

February 28, 2017

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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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The College Mental Health Crisis: A Call for Cultural Change – Part 1

February 20, 2017

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This is the first blog post in a two-part series on college mental health in the United States. The focus of this first post is college student suicide.

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

February 2, 2017

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Note from Gene – February 2017

I wrote this post over a year ago, reflecting on a powerful, ongoing relationship I’ve had with the community at Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, Florida – with high school principal, Donna Dunson, and the students and faculty there.

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Coping With Holiday Stress

December 20, 2016

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

Let’s just paint a little picture. It’s a picture we already know pretty well, but still every year it seems to take many of us by irritable surprise.

It’s cold outside.

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Talking To Kids About 2016 Politics: A Parent’s Duty In Our Volatile Political Climate

November 1, 2016

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

I’m not that old, but I’m old enough to remember when it was routine to hear in grade school that, if you’re willing to work hard, you might get to one day become President of the United States.

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