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Sharing Our Knowledge With You

As researchers, educators and therapists, we work with our clients and PARTNER TO SEE CHANGE. Browse our behavioral health resources for psychoeducational content grounded in the latest research and developed for you by our expert clinicians. Here, you will find our popular Tips of the Month and Clinical Science Insights publication series, you can hear podcasts and watch webinars on a variety of themes, read topical articles from our therapists and learn about our latest publications.

50 Realistic Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Article

As a way to celebrate our 50th anniversary, therapists at The Family Institute have provided 50 actionable tips for taking care of your mental health. Some of the strategies include practicing mindfulness, overcoming perfectionism, nurturing your relationships and shifting your mindset.

The New Self-Esteem: Feeling Worthy from the Inside Out

Clinical Science Insight

In this engaging explanation of The New Self-Esteem, Aaron Cooper discusses the issues associated with today's abundance of parenting styles, and a potential solution for the anxieties of concerned parents and their affected children, alike.

Family Decision Making in 2020

Article

Suzy, the 25-year-old mom of 3-year-old Moira, suddenly finds herself living with her own parents after she lost her job due to a COVID-related closure. As the fall approaches, the family reckons with the decision of whether to send Moira to in-person preschool. For Suzy, the answer is clear — her daughter needs socialization, and Suzy imagines a terrible domino effect of…

E-Learning & Podding

Article

In anticipation of the upcoming school year, many parents and students are thinking about how to prepare for the unusual circumstances of learning during a global pandemic. Some schools have opted to open with little restrictions, though this has been met with understandable concern as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. Many schools are approaching the fall 2020 school year by…

Resilience Re-imagined | Webinar

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When we begin to see failure and challenges as opportunities or the beginning of a journey, we can transform difficult times and create better outcomes for both ourselves and our children. In this episode of Let’s Talk, The Family Institute's Dawn Livorsi, D.S.W., LCSW, and Gail Francis, LMFT, discuss the importance of grit, a growth mindset and raising resilient children (…

Returning to College?

Article

The end of the summer is when millions of students are preparing to return to college. This is a time that is typically filled with anticipation, excitement and some nerves. This year, college students are experiencing higher levels of anxiety about returning to school. Much of this stress stems from uncertainty about the ever-changing plans for universities and colleges to…

Honesty is often less Scary than Kids’ Imaginations

Tip of the month - Family

Remember Hansel and Gretel? Since 1812, children have been engaged by this familiar story from Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Pressured by their stepmother, a father abandons his children in a faraway forest and leaves them to die. The children are kidnapped by a witch who plans to devour them for her dinner. With themes of child abandonment, kidnapping and a near death experience,…

How to Effectively Share Frustration or Hurt

Tip of the month - Couple

Quarantining at home these days, it’s easy to get on each other’s nerves. We’re not at our best under the strain of grief and sadness over so much loss, fear for our health and the health of loved ones, perhaps the stress of children’s presence 24/7, unwelcome financial hardship and crises as a nation. If at times we “act out” our pain with impatience, short tempers, dark…