Category: Helping Students

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Teaching in Traumatizing Times: Navigating Vicarious Trauma in the Classroom

The mounting stressors in teaching—changes in funding, pressures in state testing, disengaged parents, school violence—were already contributing to increased burnout …

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Teaching in Traumatizing Times: Fostering Parent-Teacher Collaborations

We know that collaboration between parents and teachers is critical for a student’s academic achievement. We also know it’s a …

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Teaching in Traumatizing Times: Listening to Misbehavior

“Why can’t you just behave?” I’m sure this thought has crossed each teacher’s and parent’s mind at least once. You …

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Teaching in Traumatizing Times: The Power of Attachment

We are two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a time of complex and collective trauma. Collective traumas are …

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Ted Lasso’s advice for managing “bad” behaviors in the classroom

Anxiety – particularly in this time of COVID, masks/no mask, vax/no vax – manifests in a surprising variety of ways. …

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Facts and Fiction Surrounding School Shootings and Mental Health

Educators have a unique, but daunting role in the identification, prevention, and mitigation of school violence. As our country and …

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Conversations with Clarity on Kid’s Anxiety from COVID-19

Dr. Joshua Essery, the Director of Outpatient Clinical Services at Clarity Child Guidance Center, hosts a discussion on the impact …

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Blog Header - Autism And Social Anxiety Disorder Question And Answer with Dr. Megan Lawson

Autism & Social Anxiety Disorder Q&A with Dr. Megan Lawson

1) Why is it important to differentiate between social anxiety disorder and autism spectrum disorder, even as a layperson? It …

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When Traumatic Stress Looks Like ADHD or ODD: Digging for the “Root” of Behavior

Let’s say you wake up one morning with a sore throat. You go to the doctor, and they give you …

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The New Normal: What Will Be Different When Teachers Return to School This August?

For most teachers, myself included, the start of school in August 2020 was unlike anything we had ever experienced. In …

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