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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.

E-Learning & Podding

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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?

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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.

Chrishane Cunningham offers advice on how to talk with your child about racism

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Talking about racism with your child may be a daunting task, but whatever your child’s age, it’s important to get the conversation started. Chrishane Cunningham speaks with Central Penn Parent on the best strategies to start this complex conversation with your kids.  READ ARTICLE  

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…

Maintaining peer engagement during social distancing for young children

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During this time of social distancing, many families are exploring how their young children can continue friendships without play dates or school. For young children, video calling may create anxiety or a sense of loss. They may be telling you that they miss their friends more after video calls or that they are not interested in sitting at the screen. Video calling on its own…

Anxiety and Returning to Work | Facebook Live

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Across the United States, there are varying levels of stay-at-home orders as well as plans in place or already in motion to re-open businesses. According to a recent Gallup poll, seven in ten Americans are hesitant to return to normal activities, while across the world, mental health conditions including acute anxiety and depression are on the rise (according to the World…