16 September 2020

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Structure vital to children’s success

Structure vital to children’s success


Structure is something that parents and caregivers set into motion. It is not created by the child, but rather by the adult when it comes to disciplin...
09 September 2020

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Future of telemedicine for behavioral health

Future of telemedicine for behavioral health


My Opinion
Telemedicine quickly became the way to consult medical providers and receive care once COVID-19 hit earlier this year.

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Getting children to mind

Getting children to mind


Recently, I shared about the importance of mirroring home-schooling structure after the in-person education system. We began discussing how to achieve order in the day with such techniques as positive and negative reinforcement.
02 September 2020

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Pandemic helps create more chances for sexual abuse

Pandemic helps create more chances for sexual abuse


I have been in the social work/behavioral health field since 1988. A lot has changed in terms of sexual abuse awareness and resources.
26 August 2020

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Physical abuse rears its pandemic head

Physical abuse rears its pandemic head


Recently, we focused on emotional abuse. Now, we will talk about the physical scars that plague so many children and adults.
19 August 2020

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Schools re-opening a mixed bag of emotions

Schools re-opening a mixed bag of emotions


With schools re-opening, many of my parent clients are both worried yet relieved. They are worried about the spread of the virus increasing and their child and family contracting it.
05 August 2020

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Anxiety doesn’t discriminate between quarantine, re-opening

Anxiety doesn’t discriminate between quarantine, re-opening


In the last few weeks, some of my biweekly patients have moved to weekly and many of my weekly patients have moved to semiweekly.
29 July 2020

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Pandemic, riots lead to post traumatic stress disorder

Pandemic, riots lead to post traumatic stress disorder


What is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could you be suffering from it? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, there are eight criterion.
08 July 2020

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Riots add to stressors

Riots add to stressors


Many of my patients at Counsel House, where I practice as a behavioral health specialist, have focused on the recent riots. Emotions are still heightened. I’m not sure that this approach to being heard, though, was well received by some.
24 June 2020

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Pandemic triggers substance use for some

Pandemic triggers substance use for some


Sandra Schiele, Counsel House As a behavioral health specialist at Counsel House in Corydon, I have had three patients who have resumed substance us...