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Family Dysfunction–The Children of Substance Abusers


It has been said that every family is dysfunctional in some way.  Some are less so and some are more so, but no family works perfectly at all times.  In families affected by substance abuse, the dysfunction and harm can be devastating, especially to the children involved. In this month’s issue of Emotional Wellness Matters, […]

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Penn State: Did the NCAA go too far or not far enough?

Did the NCAA’s penalties for Penn State go too far?  Or not far enough? It seems that there is a lot of talk about the severity of the penalties handed down by the NCAA against Penn State. There is also debate over whether or not the statue of Joe Paterno should have been removed from […]

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How to Talk To Children About the Aurora, CO Shootings–For Children and Adults

By Dr. Harold Duncan Trauma and grief often intrude unexpectedly and violently in our lives.  Such was the case when a lone gunman killed and severely wounded dozens of theatergoers in Aurora, Colorado. Regardless of where we are located geographically and whether we actually were connected to any of the victims of the tragedy, the […]

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Getting Help After Abuse

In light of the recent attention brought to abuse, specifically sexual abuse, most notably from the Jerry Sandusky trial and his conviction, maybe it is time to seriously address the long term devastation abuse causes in the lives of millions of people around the world. As has been highlighted in the Sandusky case, young men […]

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