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How East Lake Clinic is expanding Trauma-Informed Care, starting with healing moments for our team

At an East Lake Clinic morning huddle in December, the team reviews staffing, supplies, recognition, and thanks before departing.

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The skill of listening to teens

Listening to teens is crucial in building open and trusting relationships, as well as setting young folks up for success.

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Healthy relationships with your teen

When we sit down with our teens to talk about an unhealthy relationship, a discussion about healthy relationships can be had without strife.

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Find your ‘me time’

Everyone feels and reacts to stress in different ways. Stress is the way your mind and body react to a threat or a challenge.

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Grieving during the holidays – the 4 R’s

The holidays are an emotional and often stressful time for most of us, which are often further intensified for the bereaved.

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Healthcare that gives adolescents and young adults a voice

Adolescence is an important time when young people are developing physically, emotionally, and socially. Their brains are developing rapidly.

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The Fatherhood Experience: Bruce Murray

Fatherhood looks different to every dad. We’re taking an in-depth look at fatherhood with key experts, parents, and everyone in between.

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Telehealth, teamwork, and other silver linings during a pandemic

Every year, May is identified as Mental Health Awareness Month. The past year has been extremely difficult.

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How to cope with grief during the holidays

Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MD, encourages us to practice the 3 C’s during the holiday season:  Choose, Communicate, and Compromise.

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“Let’s Talk”: Ten tips for talking with teens about relationships and sexual health

Sexual development is a natural part of adolescence. Adolescents begin to feel “crushes” and sexual attraction.

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Parents, let’s unite and talk to our kids about bullying

It can be easy to think that bullying is an issue of the past, but kids are much more accepting these days than in previous generations.

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10 steps for managing sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many people are understandably worried during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, when we worry, we may not sleep as well.

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Gratitude is good for you!

Gratitude is the quality, feeling or act of being thankful. It is appreciation for the things and people around you.

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Tips for talking to children about difficult news stories

When traumatic events that make children feel unsafe are in the news, it is often difficult for parents to find ways to talk about them.

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