How to Talk to Your Kids about the Vegas Shootings

Shock. Fear. Anger. Grief. All legitimate responses to the tragedy that unfolded in Las Vegas early this week. Situations such as these seem unfathomable to many of us adults, but what about kids? How do we talk about these things with our kids? Here are six ground rules to keep in mind: 1. Limit their…[ Read More ]

What Social Media Really Is to Your Teenage Daughter…

by Presley Sours Recently, one of CYFS’ own clinical counselor’s, Michelle Gaede, was featured in an HOI news interview about a website where teens were submitting explicit photos of each other. After seeing her remarks, it made me think of the teenage girls in my life and how just a few years ago, I was…[ Read More ]

Embracing our Diversity- Perseverance and Hope in Turbulent Times

These are undoubtedly turbulent times in our society. I do not wish to make political statements, but we all need to acknowledge the reality that there is a sanctioned increased wave of ethnocentrism, xenophobia, intolerance, racism, blaming the poor, and even hatred toward anyone who is different. In fact, there is a disturbing increase in…[ Read More ]

Through The Looking Glass of State and National Leadership Neglect

  ‘I don’t care for jam.’ ‘It’s very good jam,’ said the Queen. ‘Well, I don’t want any to-day, at any rate.’ ‘You couldn’t have it if you did want it,’ the Queen said. ‘The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam to-day.’ ‘It must come sometimes to “jam to-day”,’ Alice objected….[ Read More ]

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Ready, Set Go- Make a Difference By Volunteering

How often do we need to ready or prepare ourselves to accomplish tasks that need to be done; even those tasks which we have accomplished over and over?  When we contemplate a new volunteering experience we can become overwhelmed with thoughts like, gosh I’m not sure I can make a difference, the problem seems so…[ Read More ]

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