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15 Ways to Express Gratitude

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Gratitude is much more than just saying “thank you” or “I’m grateful for you.” Practicing and living with gratitude ...

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Taking Play Seriously

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is ...

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Mental Health Tips for Step-Parents

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“Family” can hold a variety of meanings, roles, and relationships for everyone. One dynamic often overlooked is being a ...

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Talking to Children about Divorce

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Families don’t always stay together as originally planned, and divorce becomes a challenging reality. How does one address this ...

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Mental Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

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After a bad day at school or work, many people look forward to being home with someone or something they ...

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Sexual orientation and being an LGBTQIA+ Ally

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June is Pride Month, and what better time to answer some common sexual orientation questions and share how you ...

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Identifying Drug Endangered Children: A Collaborative Approach, free, virtual training

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Centerstone, a nonprofit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments, will host a free, virtual ...

Talking to Your Children about Consent

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When parents have a newborn baby or infant, there’s often an expectation that friends and loved ones will want ...

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Centerstone to Host Art Show Featuring Work From Youth

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Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, is hosting an art show, The Pandemic Project: Processing the Pandemic ...

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When the Support Person Needs Support

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If you’re anything like me, you are probably familiar with providing emotional support to some of the people in ...

Mental Health Tips for Single Parents

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Families come in all shapes and sizes, including single-parent households headed by a widowed, divorced, or separated parent with ...

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What Do Social Workers Do?

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When people think of social work, they often associate it with therapy or case management, but social work is ...

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Teens: How to Start a difficult Conversation With an Adult

As a teenager, you probably have many questions about sex, your changing body, dating, friendships and mental health. You ...

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Why the Presence of a Parent/Caregiver/Attachment Figure is Essential to a Child’s Treatment

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By Cindy Paauw, LCSW It is rarely ever a child’s idea to go to therapy and talk to a ...

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Centerstone to Host Free, Virtual Savvy Caregiver Training

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Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host a free, virtual Savvy Caregiver training to be held ...

Talk to Your Teens about Internet Safety

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Many things have a good and bad side. For teens, using the internet is known to have benefits as ...

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School-Based Therapy Is Helpful to Children

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Child and adolescent years are filled with significant changes that can often impact one’s mental and physical health. Young ...

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How to Talk to Your Teen about Dating

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Being a parent is one of the most challenging tasks in life, but parenting teenagers can be the ultimate ...

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Human trafficking: Is someone you know at risk?

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking is a form of slavery and involves stealing ...

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How Holiday Celebrations Can Bring You Happiness

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The holidays are all about celebrating the values that bring us together in life, such as our friends and ...

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Navigating conversations about bullying and what to look for

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Many of us look back on our time at school with fond memories, but those who were frequently bullied ...

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Forgiving Family: Setting Healthy Boundaries

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Have you seen the way that family is portrayed in television and films? Sometimes it can paint the picture-perfect ...

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Improving Children’s Mental Health through Healthy Encouragement

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How often do you vocalize how proud you are of someone? It feels good to make people smile, but ...

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Supporting Parents Who Have Lost a Child

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Losing a loved one is difficult no matter the circumstances. The person is gone, while others are left to ...

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8 Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over Summer

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For children, summer is a time to relax, spend time doing fun activities and not think about school. But ...

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Navigating trauma through creative expression

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By Kristine Nunn, LMFT   Trauma experienced by children is now deemed a public health issue by the Centers ...

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7 Ways to Support Teen Self-Esteem

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Over the years, it has become increasingly difficult for many teens to maintain good self-esteem. Even if your peers ...

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Letting go of anger and resentment

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When someone does something that harms or offends us, we often respond with anger. Feeling angry at upsetting situations ...

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How to avoid victim-blaming

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Victim-blaming is any comment or behavior that communicates to a survivor of sexual assault that they are responsible for ...

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How social workers help people

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Social workers are trained professionals who specialize in improving the quality of life and well-being of others. They do ...

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What makes a great foster parent

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People are often hesitant about entering the world of foster care. Even if fostering is something they want to ...

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Navigating the family dynamic for the holidays

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Every person grows up fitting themselves into some type of familial role. This could be the overachiever, the one ...

Making the holidays meaningful through tradition

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People, especially parents, often put in tireless effort to make the holiday season special. We spend an enormous amount ...

Strategies to Promote Well-Being at Holiday Gatherings

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For many, the holidays mark the most joyful time of the year. The last few months of the year ...

Balancing Involvement to Support Children

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As caregivers and parents, it is vital that we develop a healthy way to guide, nurture and support the ...

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Cyberbullying in the Digital World

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As communication technology continues to advance, people become increasingly connected through the web and social media. 95% of teens ...

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Supporting someone who comes out as LGBTQ+

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Everyone holds multiple identities that are important to them. These identities have to do with one’s race, ethnicity, religion, ...

What codependency is and how to move past it

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When we are in need, many of us can think of at least one person we can always rely ...

The stresses of military life on marriages and families

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Many of us take life for granted in this land of the free and home of the brave. Celebrating ...

Labor Day recipe for the whole family

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Labor Day is just around the corner—happening this year on Monday, September 7. Even though 2020 is a year ...

How to support someone dealing with a substance use disorder

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A substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental health condition, not a choice. Addiction is a serious mental and ...

Parenting school-aged children during COVID-19

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As COVID-19 spread and schools closed their doors, parents of school-aged children had to adjust quickly. For many, the ...

Talk to Your Teens About Substance Use

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By Mandy Hazel Centerstone Counselor and Case Manager According to the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS), 30% of 8th ...

Answers to common questions about Foster Care

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The need for foster families continues to exponentially grow, but if you have never had experience with foster care, ...

Reducing Back-to-School Stress for Students

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As we quickly approach the first, “first day of school” with COVID-19, we recommend proactive preparation to help ease ...

Fostering Teenagers: The Urgent Need

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Children of all ages in foster care typically come from a background of trauma, abuse, or neglect, but the ...

Fatherhood: Not for the Faint of Heart

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Being a father is kind of a big deal. Dads are more than just a second parental figure in ...

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Kinship Foster Care: What is it and How Can I Get Involved?

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Kinship foster care is the placement of a foster child into a home where there is an adult relative ...

Centerstone awarded $2,000,000 grant for trauma-focused treatment in Southern Illinois

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Centerstone was awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse ...

Centerstone to host video conference for parents in May

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Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host a Parent Peers Empowering Parents (PPEP) meeting via video/telephone ...

Helping Children with Autism during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for Parents

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for nearly every person around the globe ­­– our daily routines have transitioned ...

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Talking To Your Teens about Coronavirus

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These are stressful times indeed. As parents, we are overwhelmed with sheltering our entire families in place as well ...

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4 Tips to Help Older Adults Stay Connected

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while the greatest risk of infection is among ...

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Six Tips to Make In-Home Education Easier for Parents

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During the current COVID-19 crisis, many parents are settling into their new routine of turning their living rooms and ...

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5 Tips to Help Teens and Young Adults during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic is changing everyone’s life, but for teens and young adults, the changes are especially notable. They’re ...

7 Tips for Parents to Support their Children’s Mental Health

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The coronavirus pandemic has many of us fearful for what’s to come next. The unknowns of the disease and ...

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy based on the science of behavior and learning. Individuals who ...

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Tips to Prevent Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Crisis

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender identity. It may be ...

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Education is important for family members of people who have substance use disorder

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By Mandy Hazel, Centerstone Counselor and Case Manager According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health ...

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Centerstone offers Parent Support Group in Southern Illinois

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Centerstone has created a new parent support group, called Parent Peers Empowering Parents (PPEP), throughout Southern Illinois that will ...

Centerstone receives $2.1 million grant from Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation

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New funding will lead to a collaborative effort to improve the health of children and communities in Southern Illinois ...

Making Marriage Work for Military Families

The word is out – military families are getting stronger thanks to a little help from the two caring ...

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Ways to Support Military Children, Teens

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The pressures of perfectionism and the concerns children and teens face in today’s world are unlike the experiences many ...

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Stepping Stones Back to School Drive

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Returning to school can be exhilarating for some youth as they head to school with their supplies and eagerness ...

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Four Great Apps for Kids and Parents

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Parents preparing kids for back-to-school season with fresh pencils and paper should also consider equipping them with the right ...

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7 Tips To Fix Up Your Marriage

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It’s gotten to be common knowledge that marriage ends in divorce almost half the time in this country. While ...

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A Salute to Military Children

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Military children deserve our gratitude Gratitude for our nation’s veterans and active military members are rightfully common across our ...

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Community Foundation Supports Centerstone Child and Family Services

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Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County. Centerstone in Madison, Indiana recently received five ...

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Centerstone’s CCC Team Attends NCCAN 2019

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Recently, members of Centerstone’s Community Collaboration for Children (CCC) Team attended the National Conference for Child Abuse and Neglect ...

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Kathryn Graber Honored as Child Advocate of the Year

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Centerstone’s Kathryn Graber was recently honored by Manatee Children’s Services as the James Wischer Child Advocate of the Year! ...

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Trauma Informed System of Care Conference in Illinois

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Speakers have been announced and registration is now open for the Trauma Informed System of Care Conference, co-hosted by ...

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New Therapy Helps Military Families

Being a parent or a caregiver of a young child can be stressful and tiring. Kids tend to be ...

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How to Support Sexual Trauma Survivors

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Every 68 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted. The probability that you know someone who has experienced sexual trauma is ...

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New Grants Expand Programming in Indiana

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Centerstone has recently been awarded a number of new philanthropic grants to help expand available programming in communities we ...

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Centerstone to Host “Caring for the Caregiver”

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Centerstone will host the Caring for the Caregiver: Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma presentation on March 21 from 1-4:00 ...

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Centerstone Spotlight Series in Alton, IL

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Centerstone will hold the first Centerstone Spotlight Series event of 2019 on Jan. 29 at its second floor Great ...

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Grant to Fund Teen Suicide Prevention

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We are delighted to announce a recent grant award from the Clarence E. and Inez R. Custer Foundation and ...

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Career Connect Named Community Partner of the Year

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Centerstone's Career Connect team in Tennessee was named 2018 Community Partner of the Year by Nashville Workforce Network. Career Connect is ...

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Resources for Youth Facing Traumatic Events

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Due to a recent school suicide in Indiana, Centerstone wants to make sure the resources to talk to your children ...

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Don’t “Cold Turkey” Technology Over the Holidays

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If you’re in charge of making this year’s family Thanksgiving one to remember, a potential recipe for disaster is ...

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31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health in May

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Mental Health Month comes around every May – usually when the weather is just starting to become nice in ...

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Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

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Backpack? Check. Lunchbox? Check. Pencils and paper? Check. Back-to-School time is here with the usual book and supply checklists ...

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Three Steps to a Safer Prom

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High school students across the United States are getting excited about the upcoming prom and graduation season. All the ...

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Six Money Management Tips In Any Economy

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With fears of a recession on the rise, managing money has moved to the tops of a lot of ...

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Living Beyond the Losses of Life: Hope and Healing in Recovery

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Loss is a part of all our lives. At some point, we will likely experience the death of a ...

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Senior Wellness: Six Common Concerns

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With over 36 million Americans older than 65, a surge of healthcare problems may soon face older adults. According ...

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Five Facts about Family Feuds

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Are constant feuds causing a lot of drama in your family? Unfortunately, arguments with family members are all too ...

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Five Fundamental Life Lessons

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Based on the national bestseller and the extraordinary final lecture by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch, given after ...

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How to Support Someone Experiencing Loss

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Loss is something most—if not all—people will experience in their lives, and it doesn’t come with a simple set ...

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Seven Lessons to Learn from Children

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If life today were as effortless for adults as it is for some children, I am sure we would ...

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