Family Help & Wellness

Summer Camp

Summer camp is a controlled program for adolescents and children that take place during summer. Traditional summer camps are located in woodsy settings and activities taking place may include: campfires, canoeing, hiking, and rafting.  These are being modified to accommodate modern summer camps, which typically offer a wide range of dedicated events. For example...

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Stressful Environments

n.noun   The average person encounters multiple stressors in his/her environment, however youth who are constantly battling stressors such as bullying, negative family relationships, divorce, lack of friendships, etc., are at risk for developing behavioral health issues.  Stressful environments are not predictable and impact the normal physical and...

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Self Harm

noun Self-harm in young people is when a youth deliberately damages or injures their body as a way of expressing or coping with great emotional turbulence. In most cases, individuals engage in self-harming behaviors as a method of easing some kind of bad feeling. Self-harm is mostly characterized by puncturing, carving or cutting of the

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School Refusal

School refusal is when someone refuses to attend school as a result of psychological or emotional stress. There is a difference between truancy (individual skipping classes) and school refusal because teens with the problem of school refusal have developed anxiety or fear towards going to school, while truant children express anger or boredom. An estimated

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