Category Archives: Siblings

A great story to share from one of our Certified Mentors who is a passionate advocate for CPS:

Matt and Mandy began attending a monthly CPS Support Group in Feb 2014 in NJ for challenging behaviors that Matt’s 6 year son, Ryan, was exhibiting. They were skeptical at first, but came with an open mind and a true desire to help Ryan and for a more peaceful household. They had a lot of

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Resolve to Problem Solve

Looking for a New Year’s Resolution that you can keep and that will bring peace to your whole family in 2015?  Why not resolve to problem solve?  When your child asks for something, instead of automatically saying “no”, say “What’s up?.”  When you are dreading asking your child to do something, instead of threatening removal

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Regulate, Relate, Reason

Last week, Think:Kids hosted Bruce Perry, MD, of the Child Trauma Academy (link to: http://childtrauma.org/) for a joint training on how brain development is affected by trauma, and how the Collaborative Problem Solving approach addresses these neurobiological deficits. Dr. Perry and Dr. Ablon spoke for two days about the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and

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Illness, a critically acclaimed film by Jonathan Bucari

At the Children’s Mental Health Network conference in Tampa last week we met a woman involved in the making of a film on the stigma of mental illness. In our Department of Psychiatry here at Massachusetts General Hospital we often say that “no family goes untouched.” Our experience is that whenever someone is brave enough

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Jaceson’s Plan B Experience

Student background Felix is a 10 year old 5th grade Native American male student. Felix has a physical disability that causes him to miss school for medical appointments. He is an empathic student. Sensitive about his own disability, he recognizes suffering in others more easily. Felix has few friends, but is close to them as

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