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Category Archive for: ‘Adolescence’

13 Reasons Why Forum

AFBHS Live Stream Regarding “13 Reasons Why” Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Services did a live streaming  discussion with our panel of therapists on the issues presented in 13 Reasons Why. The forum is for all parents, mental health providers, and educations.  WOOD TV8 also held a panel discussion on May 17. AFBHS Recorded on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00PM – 8:30PM EST …

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Is Your Teen Ready for College?

Wow! Time sure does fly! One day your bringing your little one home from the hospital and the next they are getting ready to leave the nest and head off to college. There are so many new experiences that your teen will face and you hope that you have prepared them for all of life’s many challenges. Start getting your teens …

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“I hope you have a daughter just like you someday!”

“I hope you have a daughter just like you someday!”  I’m not sure how many times I heard those words over the course of my childhood and teen years. Fast forward a lot of years. I now have that daughter; but she is nothing like me. And it’s hard. My daughter is shy, uninterested in sports, has difficulty speaking up for herself, …

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Adolescent’s and New Year’s Resolutions

Adolescents make resolutions too. When is the last time you asked what they wish to do differently in the new year? Many of our clients wish to be more in control of their emotions, but have a fear of rejection, of not being good enough, of not doing it right, of losing control… In The Good Dinosaur, Arlo’s dad told …

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Try Validation For a Change

Even the best parents struggle with trying to figure out what to do when their children or adolescents have intense emotions and are out of control about something that seems small.  The one skill I teach and promote over and over to help is VALIDATION. Why? Because it is an agent of change. Frequently, the mention of validating evokes feelings …

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“Dear Dad”

“Dear Dad” A letter no parent ever wants to receive.   A sour feeling came over John’s stomach when he got the call. He wanted to put it off as illness. Bad Chinese take-out at lunch. Maybe someone at work had a bug. Something, anything but the truth. The conversation played through his head again and again, scratching and repeating. …

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2014 SWAGNEW Game Breakers Football Camp

Join us as Vincent Agnew hosts the 2nd Annual SWAGNEW Game Breakers Football Camp with Georgia Training Alliance (GTA), NFL players, CFL, Central Michigan University, and the Michigan Lupus Foundation Schedule of Events – Day 1 8:15am – Registration 9:00am – All Camper Meeting – Expectations and goal of camp 9:15am – Football Skills Training (GTA) 11:45am – What It …

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Cutting to Cope: Follow up Q & A

March is Self Injury Awareness Month Last November Fox 17 aired a segment on Self Injury.  I am following up on that interview by trying to increase awareness and education about self injury by answering some common questions.  Later this month I will share a more detailed interview with the young woman. Please be aware, some of the content of the …

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TACKLE LUPUS

Swagnew Game Breakers Football Camp to Benefit the Michigan Lupus Foundation NFL Players Football Camp in Grand Rapids July 13th – 14th St. Clair Shores, MI (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The Michigan Lupus Foundation announced their proud affiliation today with Vincent “Vince Swagnew” Agnew of the Kansas City Chiefs. Vince is a member of the National Football League (NFL) and …

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Self Injury Awareness Day, March 1, 2013

She has everything going for her.  Why would she cut herself?  You are not alone is wondering why.  It is a question many parents and friends ask.  The answer is not as simple as some would assume.  It is not because she just wants attention, or she just wants to manipulate you.  The reasons someone self injures are more complicated that …

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