Category Archives: Children

…on being a school social worker

This post is written for my Mesa Community College and Arizona State University social work students so that they can truly understand and appreciate the journey they have started. It is dedicated to the students of Bostrom Alternative Center (19 yrs) … Continue reading

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Use Of Psychotherapeutic Medications In Pregnancy

There is no doubt that the minimization of any and all chemicals is probably the safest for the child in-utero (both OTC drugs and prescribed drugs). I think the caution here is that we are talking about psychotherapeutic drugs that … Continue reading

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Loughner and How the Mental-Health System Doesn’t Work – Newsweek

…across America there are thousands of parents of older adolescents and young adults who are terrified that their child’s strange behavior, paranoid rants, drinking, drug abuse, conspiracy fantasies, and other red flags of mental illness will lead to violence… Read … Continue reading

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ADHD and Medication

The following is a discussion post for my online chemical dependency class this week. It will be interesting to see if there are any students who start to moralize the issue. There are always one or two. Let me share … Continue reading

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School Tech: 6 Important Lessons From Maine’s Student Laptop Program

I believe this will become common place in our schools and the sooner the better. In 2002, the state of Maine signed a $37 million contract with Apple that provided laptops to 33,000 middle school students and 3,000 teachers. The contract … Continue reading

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Ben’s 8th Christmas

Ben’s first film since his newfound love of John Lennon and the Beatles.  John even had some very nice words for Ben’s film.

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