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Calming the Storm

TIPS FOR SOOTHING ANXIETY FOR KIDS Becky Stellmacher, Guest Blogger, Former Samaritan Therapist Self-Soothing When an infant is upset, a parent can often soothe him or her. When a child or teen needs calming, a parent can help by teaching him or her how to self soothe. It is important to remember that whatever sensory […]


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MAKE THE BEST OF OUR TIME TOGETHER Becky Stellmacher, MSE, MS, LPC, Child and Adolescent Counselor, SCC Writing for the this blog post began during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discussed writing about the Week of the Young Child (April 11-17) to share ideas about how to enrich our relationships with the young people in our […]

When Teen Dating is Troublesome

When Teen Dating is Troublesome Helping Young People Discover Healthy Dating Relationships By John Schaller, MS, NCC, LPC, Samaritan Counseling Center The internet is having powerful effects on the ways teens date and/or engage in romantic relationships. In my practice as a counselor, I work with young people to set personal boundaries, recognize healthy relationships, […]

The Snowball Effect

The Snowball Effect Small Acts of Kindness Really Catch On By Nerf Udoekong, Case Manager, Connected Community Wellness Screen, Oshkosh Area School District (Rise Up) After the holidays, winter can sometimes seem to drag on, doesn’t it? During these times, it can be hard to find energy or inspiration. I contend that inspiration can be […]

Making the Case for Elementary Age Mental Health Screening

How to Respond to Parent Questions By Amy D’Addario, MS, CSW, SAC, Connected Community Wellness Screen Site Coordinator, On-Site Clinician at Samaritan Counseling Center In the same way we monitor a child’s physical wellness, it is important to monitor mental wellness. Mental wellness enables children to think clearly, develop socially, and learn new skills. It […]

The Meaning of World Kindness Day

The Meaning of World Kindness Day Plus 10 Ideas for Small Acts of Kindness on Any Day By Missy Klosterman, MSW, APSW, Resident Therapist at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley World Kindness Day was established in 1998 in Tokyo and has since taken hold of hearts and minds all over the world. Celebrated […]

Today Can Be the Day You Take a Stand

Seven Ways to Combat Domestic Violence By Dr. Tracy Siebers, Ed.D., LPC, Clinical Director at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley Nearly two in three corporate executives (63%) say domestic violence is a major problem in our society, and more than half (55%) cite its harmful impact on productivity in their companies.1 What do […]

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