Adoption Journey Talk by Dore Frances

Dore Frances PhD and Educational Consultant helping educate families about out of home placements for over nineteen years and is very passionate about her work with families. You can find more information about her services at www.horizon familysolutions.com. Dore Frances was adopted at birth, and specializes in assisting families with adopted children and those with attachment disorders. In this article, reprinted with her permission from  her...

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Early Intervention Program Provides Prevention for Troubled Youth

In this interview, I met with Alex Georgakopoulos CEO and Therapist at Coyote Coast Youth and Family Counseling, http://www.coyotecoast.com, to talk about what an early intervention program looks like. How do you decide whether or not a teen can remain in the home and receive early intervention services, as opposed to being referred to an out-of-home placement? When we look at why a teen might need to be referred for treatment versus staying in...

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The Teenage Brain

In this article in the New York Times Sunday Review section, Richard A. Friedman makes the case for why, largely due to brain development on average experience more anxiety and fear and have a harder time learning how not to be afraid than either children and adults.”  Friedman talks about the development of the teenage brain. He asserts that the teen’s emotional volatility is not “just hormones.” During adolescence, ages 12-24,...

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Teens with Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety can be a debilitating condition for many teenagers. A recent article in Your Teen Magazine, written by Christina Suttles talks about how a teen teens are affected. “Social anxiety can often be confused with shyness, but the two differ greatly. Teens experiencing social anxiety harbor such an intense fear of rejection or negative interaction that they may try to avoid these situations altogether. As a result, socially...

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What Girls Should Know

What do you want your daughter to know? Ann Klotz, headmistress of Laurel School (a partner of Your Teen Media)  and a mother of two daughters, has a list of “28 Things I Want Girls to Know”. From resilience, empathy and “the ability to adapt and  be flexible while also knowing when to take a stand” to the more practical “what they weigh and the size of their jeans is not nearly as important as the culture tries to make it seem”,...

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ADHD Symptoms in Teens

In this article Miguel Brown talks about how a combination of therapy and medication can help teens with ADHD learn to regulate their feelings.  Although ADHD symptoms are generally seen as a medical problem that requires medication, Miguel makes a strong case that psychological intervention is also a way for teens to work through the emotions that are causing the hyperactivity.  Read...

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