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The director of the Oceana County CASA program, Bart Demeter, discusses the difference a CASA makes by talking about what it was like growing up in the foster care system.
Most of us have never had to face the threat of violence the way many of our refugee neighbors have. As mental health practitioners, we often hope to support them in any way that we can.
As an intern at Fountain Hill, I was encouraged and empowered to make many of the decisions about how I wanted to work with my clients, just as I will in future practice as a licensed clinician.
Children reject the alienated parent in an effort to remain attached and loyal to the alienating parent out of fear, love, or confusion. The child concludes that it’s not safe for them to love both parents. In survival mode, they denigrate and reject one, while idealizing and supporting the other.
Grief is a natural response to loss. We all grieve in different ways. Normal Grief is a natural, intense, and may lessen in a matter of weeks or months allowing you to return to your daily routine. Normal Grief can interfere with depression and emotional or mental concerns you may already be dealing with. A mental health professional can support you in your grief, help to manage your depression, and improve your mental health.
The coronavirus pandemic may be the cause for a rise in child abuse and domestic violence. Stressors that add up may cause a someone to strike out at those they love most. This is called situation specific abuse-the kind we hope we are all immune to.
The Fountain Hill Center works with anyone, regardless of race, religion, or gender, with respect and kindness. The collective of independent therapists continues to consciously be part of the solution and uphold equity and justice in the communities we serve.
My heart goes out to immigrant population wherever you are. There are so many things you all deal with in this country. In the process of acculturation and inculturation, you all have great struggles.