The Importance of Volunteering with Your Kids

The Importance of Volunteering with Your Kids

The Importance of Volunteering with Your Kids

Many of us feel it’s important to volunteer and give to the world around us. But have you ever considered the importance of volunteering with your kids? Volunteering teaches children important skills and values that are difficult to learn in…

Talking to Kids About Discrimination

Talking to Kids About Discrimination
Discussing discrimination can be hard enough for adults. Talking to kids about discrimination can be especially daunting. People can be discriminated against for any number of reasons, including age, gender, weight, religion, income level, disability, sexual orientation and race or...

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: An Interview

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program: An Interview

The Pine Rest Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is a short-term, intensive treatment program designed specifically for adolescents (12-17) with significant mental and/or emotional problems. Teens accepted in the programs don’t require inpatient care, but need more support than seeing an…

How to Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child

How to Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child
How parents feel about their physical appearance is one of the most important factors in determining a child's self-image. That's why fostering a healthy body image in your child is so important. Parents who fret about the way they look,...

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?

Minority Mental Health: How Can We Improve Access to Care?
Mental illness touches individuals and communities physically, emotionally and spiritually. Individuals and communities cannot be fully understood without taking into account the full context and culture, including but not limited to: age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, and...

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Let’s face it, summers aren’t what they used to be. Making the most of an unstructured summer can be difficult for many families today, especially working families. Summer presents unique scheduling challenges, after all – children have a lot of…

Expanding Treatment Access with Telehealth Services

Expanding Treatment Access with Telehealth Services

Amy VanDenToorn, LMSW, manager of the Campus Clinic, has been using Telehealth Services with her existing patients. VanDenToorn saw the need for an alternative for a handful of her patients who were struggling with attending their appointments. They faced challenges…

Change: Exciting … and Messy!

Change: Exciting … and Messy!
When you're in the middle of a home remodeling project, the simple act of trying to walk through your house can be like navigating an obstacle course. There is drywall dust, paint fumes and tools scattered everywhere! The process of...

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful
In a 24/7 world, connecting as a family is something we all know we should do but can’t seem to find the time to do. Between parents’ work schedules, sports, dance and homework, many of us live more like roommates...

Tips for Taking Time Alone with Your Spouse this Summer

Tips for Taking Time Alone with Your Spouse this Summer

Summer means the kids are out of school and likely spending more time at home with you. For many parents, the new routine makes us happy in some ways and not-so-happy in other ways, because let’s face it – while…