Traditional talk therapy is not the only way to engage children in promoting mental wellness. Using playing as a form of therapy provides kids with outlets for emotional, mental, and physical development.
With more than two decades of experience with fostering children, some with multi-layered needs, Geraldine Jackson says she had never seen a 9-month-old baby look like a newborn until she met her foster son “OJ.” She describes how she could tell that he was close to death from the shape he was in when she met him at the hospital at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama (UAB). Four years later, he’s come a long way and is more than just surviving. He’s thriving and hitting major developmental milestones.
There are many valuable lessons we can pull from the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. One important lesson is that change is inevitable. We all can pull some very valuable warnings and preparation techniques from the events that have taken place so far in 2020, but these lessons are especially imperative examples for youth in foster care, especially if they’re aging forward.
Social workers, case managers, and family support workers are caregivers. They’re constantly putting their clients and work before themselves, which pushes their needs to the back burner unintentionally. This leads to burnout. Now, sprinkle the stressful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on top of the conditions that already cause burnout. How do people combat burnout, especially during quarantine when getting massages and having spa days aren’t the safest choices for practicing self-care?
A case manager for Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. did a Q&A to discuss how he’s using technology at the agency to stay connected with his clients during the coronavirus quarantine and how the company is above the technology curve compared to other social service agencies.
A Mother's Day Poem By Intisar Seraaj In the beginning of our time together, The bond between mothers and their children are so physical. Air kisses for their boo boo Forehead kisses when they boo-hoo Cheek kisses because they’re a part of you Hugs when...
Non-traditional therapy is a term used to describe methods of mental health therapy that have limited evidence-based research. Although there may be a lack of scientific data about these non-traditional therapy techniques, there are plenty of testimonies about their positive effects. There is growing support for these techniques as viable resources for mental health and wellness. Horticulture therapy is one of those becoming more popular.
Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and global quarantine and social distancing sanctions, the world’s screen time has increased. Television streaming increased by 85% in March 2020 in the U.S., according to a report by Nielsen. Netflix is the top choice for Americans during this quarantine. So, if you’re a Netflix user, here are some upcoming titles we’re recommending for your watchlist.
By Shay Stinson One of the key parts of delivering therapeutic services to children and families is one-on-one contact during home visits. We are currently in a global health crisis that requires social distancing—a concept that’s new to most people— in order to...
April is National Autism Awareness Month. One thing the public should be more aware of is how people with autism are often sensitive to their environments. Living with a sensory processing disorder can be difficult, but one way to combat this issue is by finding sensory-friendly environments that help people affected by this disorder comfortably acclimate.