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Craving Device-Free Attention

Technoconflicts in Families Today

July/August 2019
Therapists are used to adolescent girls grumbling about their hovering, overinvolved parents. But these days, many have a new complaint—technoference in the home. Even as they’re tethered to their own screens, teens are wanting more, not less, of their digitally distracted parents’ attention.

Clinician's Digest

Addressing the Psychological Fallout of Active-Shooter Drills

July/August 2019
In response to the ever-growing incidences of gun violence targeting students, many schools have instituted active-shooter drills. How are therapists addressing the psychological effects?

Case Study

The Biotech Dragon: A Kid-Friendly Approach to Self-Regulation

July/August 2019
Engaging kids in talk therapy is often a frustrating struggle. So what happens when you introduce a video game and some cool bioresponsive tech?

High Times in Therapy

Are We Ready to Talk Pot?

September/October 2019
Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal or recreational marijuana, or both. But sizeable protests against legalization are emerging, often aided or helmed by psychiatrists concerned by the drug’s potential effects on young people.

In Consultation

Helping Children Manage Stress

November/December 2019
Adapting mindfulness practices for young kids can be as easy as ABC.

Family Matters

The Family Album: Growing Up in the Shadow of Depression

November/December 2019
A troubled father casts a mysterious shadow over a little girl’s world.

Saving My Younger Self

A Therapist Finds Her Mission

January/February 2020
An urban school psychologist discovers the power of her own story of childhood trauma to inspire the kids she serves.

In Consultation

Seeing Children through a Polyvagal Lens

January/February 2020
Polyvagal Theory widens the perspective on managing kids’ challenging behaviors.
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Point of View

Community Matters: New Possibilities for Mental Health

January/February 2020
A passionate advocate for mental health in underserved communities confronts the question, “Why don’t more black people go to treatment, and why don’t they take their kids?”
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Clinician's Digest

Are Mental Health Days for Students a Good Idea?

March/April 2020
Spearheaded by high school students and supported by some influential adults, a movement is underway to mandate a limited number of mental health days as part of a public school’s official sick-day policy.
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