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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

By Jennifer Primeaux Respect, by definition, is when we have admiration for someone or something that results from their abilities, qualities or achievements. People will have various definitions of respect, and how they define it may help us understand what … Continue reading

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Depression — is like a leaky faucet

By Jeanine Jantz Depression. Sometimes a specific event can cause it to rise quickly but it can also creep up so slowly until you feel overwhelmed like there is no way out. Think of depression like a leaky faucet. Initially, … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness

By Michelle Scheu May is National Mental Health Awareness month. This gives us an opportunity to look at some of the trending issues facing families and consequently, the mental health treatment community. Autism is a serious developmental disorder that impairs … Continue reading

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Self-regulation

This is the second in a series of posts on trauma and trauma informed culture. Look for future posts from both FCS bloggers and some special guest bloggers over the next several months! This month’s post was written by Debra … Continue reading

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Sexual assault of males

When did a 34-year-old woman sexually abusing a vulnerable 13-year-old boy become an “affair”? Continue reading

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What is consent? — revisited

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, let’s look again at this previous post from An Untangled Life (Sept. 25, 2014).  Help us raise awareness about prevention and treatment issues, and provide support to survivors courageously living life every day. … Continue reading

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Rape Culture — revisited

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is a time to examine our beliefs about sexual assault, raise awareness of prevention and treatment issues and provide support to survivors courageously living life every day. This is a previous post from … Continue reading

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Stopping sexual assault is everyone’s responsibility

By Michelle Scheu Recently, a member of our staff gave me this list to post on social media: 10 Top Tips to End Rape Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her … Continue reading

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Maybe my teenager and I communicate pretty well after all!

By Diane Allen Cunday Sometimes, talking to a teenager is like speaking a foreign language. Dr Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages, conducted several studies related to communication elements and came up with a statistic that ninety three percent of … Continue reading

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Expressing affection on Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank

By Michelle Scheu Bah Humbug. Oh, you think I am in the wrong holiday season, do you? Nope, Saturday is Valentines Day. The commercialism of affection and appreciation is rampant and alive and well in 2015. Unfortunately, this often sets … Continue reading

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