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  • Young man in business suit
    That is not part of their world
    One of the greatest challenges for any teacher working with local urban area adolescent students is to find an area of commonality, something that promotes a link between teacher and student as a prerequisite to learning. At times, teachers less...
  • “Quack” psychology practices for children and adolescents identified
    “Quack” psychology practices for children and adolescents identified
    new study by DePaul University discredits some potentially harmful and pseudoscientific “quack” psychological assessments and treatments for children and adolescents. The study was announced on July 23, 2014, and was published in the...
  • High performing inner-city student
    High performing inner-city students under-recognized
    Local urban classrooms contain students of varying academic skill level and are typically no different from their suburban and rural counterparts in this regard. There is a widely held assumption that there are more “at-risk” learners...
  • Two Boys Fighting
    Bullies and victims face externalizing behavior later on in life
    Peer aggression linked to mental health and substance abuse later on in lifeIn this new study researchers examined the link between peer aggression at 14 years and substance use at 17 years.According to Dr. James Scott, child and adolescent...
  • Teen & Family Therapy
    How therapy can help your family
    A parent’s psychology and coping skills often influence the developing child’s. Early developmental traumas can impact a parent’s ability to help their children earn a secure attachment. Early attachment styles can carry into...
  • Gregor the Overlander
    Gregor the overlander engages readers a fiction fantasy
    Fall into an underground world of vicious talking rats, pale humans who fly on the backs of bats, and a council guided by a mystical prophecy created by a man named Sandwich. Gregor the Overlander,the first of a five book series in the Underland...
  • Anti-bullying assembly evokes tears, compassion
    Anti-bullying assembly evokes tears, compassion
    The impact of bullying, a heightened concern in area public schools around the nation, was driven home this week in Waterbury, Connecticut when one motivational speaker, a Chicago native and former bully himself, shared the realities and myths...
  • Mixed Bean Salad
    Anorexia and your heart
    Anorexia Nervosa is still such a prevelant disease today and it continues to grow. It makes one wonder what leads to a person obtaining this disease. Statistics on anorexia show that somewhere between 1-5% of all female adolescents and young women...
  • Rehabiliation Programs
    Physical Therapist OSF Hospital, Rockford, IL
    If you want to enjoy a city with 60 parks, forest and streams in a beautiful NW Illinois you should apply for the position. OSF is one of the largest employers in Rockford, IL. There are more than 2,000 employees and 475 associated medical staff...
  • Sad Eyes
    The latest research: DBT helps suicidal and depressed teens
    According to a new scholarly review, DBT, or dialectical behavior therapy, is effective for teens as well as for adults. Originally developed by Marsha Linehan for chronically suicidal adults, DBT has been found to be effective for a variety of...
  • Gang Members Blend In
    Gang Members Blend In
    It is well-known that local inner-city schools have their share of exclusive groups associated with criminal or anti-social purposes, otherwise known as gangs. Administrators work tirelessly to keep our schools as safe as possible and, luckily,...
  • what do teens wish for?
    New teen surveys give them a voice, offer their doctors insight
    Buffalo stores are showing fall fashions, teachers are being reminded about orientation sessions in August, and Bed Bath and Beyond is stocked with back-to-school goodies. Students, though, take more with them with them into the world than...
  • Questions During CAPT Warrant More Preparedness
    Questions During CAPT Warrant More Preparedness
    When local area urban students are asked whether they are looking forward to taking, or re-taking, the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT), they are not likely to be jumping up and down with joy. In similar fashion, teachers of these...
  • Sex education
    A psychological approach to sex education: Is abstinence the answer?
    Adolescence is an important time period with regard to sexual development considering hormonal changes increase sex drive, change appearance and improve the likelihood of reproduction. The stages of sexuality largely depend on perception but...