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Bullying Prevention Month

It’s important for parents, teachers and other adults to learn more about bullying. This post is reprinted from an excellent bullying prevention resource to help start the discussion during Bullying Prevention Month: http://www.stopbullying.gov/. What is bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, […]

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Mental illness awareness begins with you and me

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 5-11. The week also includes National Depression Screening Day, October 9, and World Mental Health Day on October 10. Follow this link to take a self-assessment for depression. So  what can we do to raise awareness? Here are some things to share: 1 in 4 people has a mental illness Mental […]

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Prevent suicide: Ask ‘Are you OK?’

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Did you know that most people who commit suicide don’t want to die? They just want the pain to go away. Showing your concern by asking “Are You OK?” makes a difference. What if they say they have a plan to commit suicide? Call 911. Do not leave them alone. […]

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Five ways to reduce stress

Nearly half of us are stressed out, according to a July poll by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here are easy ways to reduce stress any time: 1. Take a break from what is stressing you. 2. Exercise. A simple walk or stretching can help. 3. Smile and laugh. Laughter truly  is the best medicine. […]

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Family Fun Day

Back to school is stressful for families whose children struggle with emotional and behavioral issues.  To start the year off right, Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma hosted a Family Fun Day  Saturday for its young clients and their families. Staff and board members donated backpacks, school supplies, games and other gifts that clients will take […]

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Home Alone: Tips for Success

Some working families dread summer breaks especially when their children are too old for day care and summer camps. The key to a successful, less stressful summer vacation for children is planning. Let children help you create the routines, rules, consequences and rewards for staying home alone. Routines: Visual prompts A cheery reminder note on […]

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Mind Your Mental Health

It is still a great time to start a conversation about mental health. Let’s continue mental health month into June and beyond. Here are some facts, just shared by NAMI,  about mental health for children and teens: 20% of youth have a mental health condition 11% have a mood disorder 10% have a mood or […]

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How can you tell your child is in crisis?

“I hate you!” “I wish I had never been born.” “I am never coming back!” “Mom, I’m in jail.” “This is the principal. Your child is expelled.” Unfortunately, far too many parents hear these words from children, schools and law enforcement.  Parents don’t have to face this crisis alone. The CALM Center is here to […]

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Hurt people hurt people at work, home & school

Hurt people hurt people. They may also act out at work, home, school, and in the community. Anger, injury, resentment or heartache affects behavior. In children, this behavior frequently shows up at school. Schools and their staff have become responsible for far more than just teaching. Children come to school without homework, do not pay attention in […]

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How’s your resolution?

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Are you thinking about making a resolution to change? About half of us make a resolution to change something at the beginning of a new year. Less than half of us making resolutions achieve them. Good intentions can go bad without commitment, planning and monitoring of progress. It’s […]

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