Drop the darn house, will you!

You walk into the therapy session and know that your child is going to do whatever is needed to get that compliment or sticker afterward. When you have a child like mine, they go all out to get even more:  a reaction or someone to tell them that they don’t  (read more...)

$25 for 25 Years Campaign

Help us raise $25,000 celebrate 25 years. Give today! (read more)

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In 2016, PPAL turns 25 and we are celebrating all year. Find out more...

What Youth Are Saying

Writing is one of the most soothing things to do. Whether it be poetry, journaling, or a short story, writing is therapeutic. You can channel all your anger, anxiety, and other feelings into a masterpiece. You can express yourself in a way that is not only appropriate, but encouraged. Some people find writing boring and tedious, but I find it extremely useful as a coping skill. It allows me to convey a message to others, and to express my opinions openly. Journaling can show you how much you’ve grown, because you have written proof of progress. It can improve  (read more...)