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Category: Mental & Behavioral Health

Adolescent Substance Use Counselor Teaches Teens to Manage Substance Misuse Through Music

Adolescent Substance Use Counselor Teaches Teens to Manage Substance Misuse Through Music

Tatum Clark has always been interested in working with adolescents, so when she was given the opportunity to complete her Music Therapy practicum at the Juvenile Detention Center in Springfield, Missouri, she jumped on it.

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Getting Real About Workplace Boundaries: A Three-Part Series

Getting Real About Workplace Boundaries: A Three-Part Series

Part Two - Boundaries with Clients | In this second part, we'll explore how to create boundaries with clients and how safety and predictability intersect to create real therapeutic change.

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Preparing Youth in Foster Care for College: Unlocking Their Potential for a Bright Future

Preparing Youth in Foster Care for College: Unlocking Their Potential for a Bright Future

For young people in foster care, the path to higher education can be challenging. They may have faced instability and adversity, which could impact their academic journey. They may lack the funds, resources, and support systems to navigate scholarship applications and the entire admissions process. With the right support and guidance, young people can overcome obstacles and unlock their full potential. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of preparing youth in foster care for college and offer some valuable tips to help them move closer to achieving their dreams.

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Intensive In-Home Services Program Offers a Helping Hand to Stroke Survivor

Intensive In-Home Services Program Offers a Helping Hand to Stroke Survivor

Meet Tara, a dedicated literacy specialist whose life took an unexpected turn after two strokes. The impact was profound, affecting daily tasks and even her teaching career. But through the Cornerstones of Care Intensive In-Home Services (IIS) program, Tara found a lifeline. With unwavering support from IIS/IFRS Specialist Briar Strunk, she redefined her routine, connected with mental health resources, and learned to ask for help. Amidst challenges, Tara's story is a testament to strength and growth.

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Foster Care Isn’t Perfect: Retired Doctor Shares the Joys and Challenges of Fostering Adolescent Boys

Foster Care Isn’t Perfect: Retired Doctor Shares the Joys and Challenges of Fostering Adolescent Boys

When Timothy Murphy, MD, decided to become a foster parent, he knew that he wanted to provide a home for adolescent boys. It wasn’t just because teenagers, especially teenage boys, are disproportionately represented in the U.S. foster care system, and he wanted to fill a need. Tim chose to foster adolescent boys because he had experience working with this population as a doctor and knew this was where he could make the greatest impact.

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