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Category: Mental & Behavioral Health

10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Anxiety

10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Anxiety

The holiday season can be stressful during a good year. Throw in a global pandemic, and things are likely to get even more tension-inducing. Mayo Clinic has identified ten ways to combat stress, avoid isolation and plan ahead as we head toward the holidays.

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Team Member Spotlight - Brian Rhodes

Team Member Spotlight - Brian Rhodes

Brian Rhodes is a program manager overseeing team members who look after the youth in our residential treatment program on our Gillis Campus. When he isn’t working, Brian enjoys relaxing at home with his family.

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Freeze, Flight & Fight: What does it mean?

Freeze, Flight & Fight: What does it mean?

Have you ever been so embarrassed, scared, or angry by a situation that you just wanted to “disappear” or “fly away”? Our brains are wired for survival. When we experience strong emotions, our brain sends the signals to get through with the situation by “freezing”, “flying (running away)” and/or “fighting”.

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Team Member Spotlight - Shelli Walrod

Team Member Spotlight - Shelli Walrod

Shelli Walrod is a family preservation program director at our Pittsburg, KS location. Her team works tirelessly keeping children safe and families together. Learn more about her work and what inspires her to continue her work in helping children and families.

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An Expanded Look at Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Studies

An Expanded Look at Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Studies

A study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in 1998 looked at how adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs, were linked to adult mental health and wellbeing. Today, we use these ground-breaking results in our trauma-informed practices to help build resiliency with youth in foster care and beyond.

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