Tag Archives: family engagement

Redefining family

It’s been hard having to deal with a diagnosed mental health challenge for most of my life. Every day I have to be aware of where my emotions are heading, how low is “too low” and the difference between seriously … Continue reading Redefining family

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How PPAL has Helped Me

I know that Youth MOVE and PPAL are specified as a non-therapeutic group. That is because clinicians are not allowed to attend the groups or meetings. There is no therapy involved, yet they have helped me through a lot. They … Continue reading How PPAL has Helped Me

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You know it when you see it

When my son was 9, we had our first in home therapist.  This was a brand spanking new idea at the time so we could– and did — invent the service as we went along.  My son had had 6 … Continue reading You know it when you see it

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What’s in your wallet?

Not too long ago my youngest son and I went off to Walmart to get some much needed supplies.  We each grabbed a cart and our plan was to meet at the checkout aisle in 30 minutes.  Little did we … Continue reading What’s in your wallet?

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A mission to make “normal” memories happen

Today’s post is by our guest blogger, Meri Viano. **** As I look around and see all the parents in my community raising their kids, I often wonder what it is like to experience “normal” school activities. As I raise … Continue reading A mission to make “normal” memories happen

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