Category - Mental Health

Telehealth at Home for Kids

COVID-19
Mental Health
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

By Beth Berkowitz, PsyD and Deanne Kelly, BS, OTRL. Teletherapy via phone and video has presented us all with opportunities to engage together in news ways. We are fortunate that for many of our kids, and particularly our teens, engaging with people in this way is not completely foreign. As a result, the transition to teletherapy has not been as dauting a task as we might have first imagined. In fact, kids are developing imaginative ways to engage in their therapy. For example, Brenda (name changed for privacy) 7 years old, has been bringing her worries to her therapist by… Continue Reading


Posted by Beth Berkowitz on May 22, 2020

5 Ways to Boost Family Morale While Sheltering in Place

COVID-19
Mental Health
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

By Rachel Sklar, MSW I missed my cousin’s Zoom bat mitzvah. It was in my calendar for 7 pm, but I’m in California and she’s in Baltimore. When I added the face palm emoji to my apology text, it showed up as my top-used emoji. It’s exactly how I feel too. I’m constantly letting people down and then smacking myself in the forehead for it. Needless to say, morale is low around here and being stuck inside until June with three boys doesn’t help. They’ve adopted a “no before yes” kind of attitude. Want to go for a bike ride?… Continue Reading


Posted by Rachel Sklar on April 28, 2020

Living with Stress: COVID-19 and our Mental Health

COVID-19
Mental Health
Parenting Skills
Special Challenges

By Heidi Emberling, MA, Director, Parents Place—Center for Children and Youth It begins when I open my eyes in the morning. A slight heaviness settles on my chest, keeping me under the covers for a few more minutes. It takes effort, but I get up and stagger through my morning routine as if it were a normal day. I make a hot cup of coffee and the warm liquid offers a temporary reprieve. But the heaviness stays with me, like a fog obscuring my next move. My teens are still asleep, depleted from the disruption of their daily routines, and… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on April 1, 2020

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