by: Helen Gibbs MSW (c), M.A. CYS Writing exams, moving to a new school, or a job interview are some examples of events that may cause your teenager to be nervous, moody and/or withdrawn. In those situations, those types of reactions would likely be expected and your teenager often “bounces” back once the stressful event … Continue reading Anxiety & Teenagers
Durham Region was originally the home of several First Nations including, but not limited to, Iroquois and Ojibway. Today Durham is home to The Mississauga Nation and a large Métis community. In the 2016 census, it was identified that in Durham region, just over 20,000 people identified themselves as having North American Indigenous origins. Due … Continue reading Asset Mapping of Indigenous Community Resources
Cultural Competency and related terminology is used to describe service providers who are conscious of, aware of, and actively seeking to understand the cultural diversity with the individuals they service. However, in our practice at Aset Group, we go beyond awareness of cultures… we understand the trauma-related symptoms associated with racism embedded within services and … Continue reading Beyond Cultural Competence
Free and low cost mental health community resources in Durham Region
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As a child play therapist…working with children is the BEST part of my job. Children are always eager to change, to grow and learn… they are insightful, witty, creative, funny, imaginative and curious about themselves and their world. Over the past twenty years I have worked with many amazing girls, who appear show symptoms … Continue reading Autism in Girls