COVID-19 Ripple Effect (Youth):

  Colgate Rochester provided our community with a virtual symposium today, entitled “The Impact of Racial & Social Injustice On Our Young People”. Please take the time to hear the powerful message provided by our community youth, local agency leaders and the insightful moderator Laura Cohen. The voices of the youth we serve will provide…

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Returning Students to School After COVID-19

Children 3-11 years old have unique social-emotional needs and the heightened stress of the pandemic has potential to directly impact their mental health. The adults supporting children in the education system have potential to significantly benefit children’s social-emotional development and reduce the stress of COVID-19. Link :Full Pre K Elementary COVID-19 Pandemic

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Life After College Athletics

For some student-athletes, the psychological response to the game and team camaraderie loss can trigger or unmask serious mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders , and substance use or abuse. How will you respond after the game is over?  

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Making Your Blended Family A Success

Making a blended family a replica of your first family, or the ideal nuclear family, can often set family members up for confusion, frustration, and disappointment. Instead embrace the differences and consider the basic elements that make a successful blended family: Solid marriage. Without the marriage, there is no family. It’s harder to take care…

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PARENTAL BURNOUT: IT’S REAL AND IT’S MANAGEABLE

The first thing we want all parents to know is that you are not alone. Feeling overwhelmed happens to all parents at one time or another, and everyone is doing the best they can right now. The trick is to learn how to manage stressors and remain the best parent you can be.  Below are…

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Raising Boys Today

Boys have unique challenges. In the past, the two ways of raising boys were to either dismiss bad behavior with “boys will be boys” or to admonish boys for showing signs of weakness, particularly emotional weakness, with the phrase “be a man.” Where is the recognition that boys are complex creatures, with a range of…

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Managing Anxiety As You Return to School

Avoid excessive exposure to media coverage Stay connected to friends and family through calls/text/internet Add extra time during your day for stress relief Practice self-care Focus on your mental health Talk about your worries Share your coping skills with a friend Create a routine and structure Stay focused on your daily routines

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