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How Creative Arts Therapy Benefits Teens

Creative arts therapy is the use of the art process and artwork to explore emotions, resolve internal conflicts, improve self-awareness and social skills, and manage behaviors. Art therapy can also improve self-esteem and ease anxiety or depression. Art therapy can include various mediums, including painting, collages, drawing, photography, music, drama, creative writing, and more. There […]

Smiling Depression: What You Need to Know

For many people, the word “depression” calls to mind some specific mental images. It’s easy to picture someone who can’t stop crying, or who can’t seem to find the energy to get out of bed. However, depression doesn’t always look the way you would think it does, or the way it’s portrayed in popular culture. […]

Tips for Dealing with a Lying Teen

If you are the parent of a teen, you have likely had at least a few experiences where your child has lied to you at some point. All humans lie at times, and teenagers are prone to lying for various reasons. The good news is that telling untruths does not make someone a bad person […]

What Is Teen Reactive Attachment Disorder?

Reactive attachment disorder, commonly abbreviated as RAD, is a disorder that begins in early childhood and is diagnosed before the age of five. It occurs when a child experiences severe emotional neglect and can be caused by a variety of issues with the parents or caregivers. While the condition takes hold during early childhood, it […]

Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment

The enormous public health impact of adolescent substance use and its preventable morbidity and mortality highlight the need for the health care sector, including pediatricians and the medical home, to increase its capacity regarding adolescent substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. Using SBIRT, which stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to […]

Reactive Attachment Disorder: Causes and Symptoms

Children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years that were subjected to neglect or abuse as an infant or toddler may suffer from reactive attachment disorder, commonly abbreviated as RAD. This is most common in children that live in an orphanage, are constantly exposed to different foster homes, or live with parents that […]

9 Ways to Prevent Cyberbullying

Teenagers spend a shocking average of nine hours online each day, and preteens ages 8 to 12 spend an average of six hours online. This opens up a completely new world of cyberbullying, or bullying online. In fact, over half of teens state that they’ve been a victim of cyberbullying at some point. Face-to-face contact […]

Is Your Teen Lying to You?

Think back to when you were a teenager and try to remember whether you were always completely truthful with your parents. The answer is probably no. While parents want their teens to tell the truth, the fact is that most teens will stretch the truth occasionally, while others will tell bigger lies at times. In […]

Teen Vaping: From Flavored to Marijuana, An Alarming Epidemic Grows

By Dr. Louise Stanger, who specializes in Parent Coaching at Paradigm Treatment Centers. Last year, I never thought when I first wrote about the rise of vaping that it would in nanoseconds turn into a national epidemic. According to a report in the Daily Mail, “an estimated 3.6 million U.S. teens are now using e-cigarettes […]

How Teens Benefit From Creative Arts Therapy

Opening up during traditional therapy sessions can sometimes be difficult for teens. Many therapists turn to the benefits of creative arts therapy to reduce the stress of the traditional therapy session and to provide teens with a myriad of benefits. Creative arts therapy can also be used as a means to help teens heal from […]