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My adoption, my mental health and my community support network

I was an African American child adopted by a white mother and there were several things that came up for me in my childhood.  They were things that a biological child may not have had to deal with. Some were … Continue reading My adoption, my mental health and my community support network

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Asking “Do you need a toothbrush?” can be a small bridge to support

When you take your child to the emergency room in any part of the state, you know you’re there for a bunch or reasons:  unavailable doctor hours, urgency, crisis, and most of all, acute evaluation to get you connected to … Continue reading Asking “Do you need a toothbrush?” can be a small bridge to support

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7 tips from a support group fan

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m a support group fan.  I think groups can do lots of things all rolled up in one place – support (of course) and hearing about resources you never knew were there.  But other things, too, … Continue reading 7 tips from a support group fan

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My parent network – a web of resources

It’s interesting that when you become a parent you think of all the places you want your children to find. You imagine them joining the local soccer and baseball teams or the dance class. Perhaps your kids will do things … Continue reading My parent network – a web of resources

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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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