Childhood Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is an often overlooked and under-reported crime that affects many children every year. It is estimated that 1 out of 10 children will experience sexual abuse by the time they are 18 years old. Although we have this statistic, it is estimated that the number could be much higher due to a …

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional Defiant Disorder is characterized by a set of behaviors that are often negative, disrespectful, disobedient or hostile. These sets of behavior traits often are expressed through not listening, not following rules, extreme temper tantrums, deliberately annoying other people, being argumentative with adults, blaming others for mistakes, being easily annoyed, …

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Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning is an important piece of a child’s development. Many parents think of development in terms of a child learning to talk, walk, and become more independent during daily living skills. However, a child’s development is also characterized by learning how to interact with others and appropriately identify and express emotions. Here …

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