Category Archives: Mental Health

Bouncing Back- What Dr. Sam Goldstein Says About Resilience

This week, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Sam Goldstein, who specializes in school psychology, child development and neuropsychology. We got to talking about some of the tough stuff children face and he shared with me the following:

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Feature in MEND Newsletter

I wrote an article on parents’ conflicts and effects on children for this month’s MEND Newsletter, run by Kathy Gonzales, Executive Director of JANUS Conflict Management Services. Services are offered in Florida and Trinidad & Tobago. Here’s what Kathy had … Continue reading

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What It’s Like To Hear Voices from The Children Who Do

I came across this video and thought I would share it here. It was put together by UK based Voice Collective and features 5 young people (13-18 years) who hear voices. It is meant to raise awareness and challenge the … Continue reading

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Children and Domestic Violence

UNICEF defines domestic violence or intimate partner violence as “a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviours including physical, sexual and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion used by adults or adolescents against their current or former intimate partners.” Domestic violence can include slapping, … Continue reading

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