Safe Haven Shelter: Creating Physical, Mental and Emotional Stability for Children

Most people are familiar with the concept of a domestic violence shelter for women and children, but they may not know that there are also shelters available specifically for children. There are many situations in which a child might require to be placed in a shelter. For example, what if the child loses both their … Read moreSafe Haven Shelter: Creating Physical, Mental and Emotional Stability for Children

Your Relationship With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) offers each patient a unique structure that fits precisely what he or she needs. Common mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and acute stress are all often treated with CBT. More so, the stuck points discovered in a patient’s journey through CBT offer tangible and recognizable cues … Read moreYour Relationship With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Transitioning to Adulthood Through an Independent Living Program

The transition between being a teenager and moving into adulthood can be successful for anyone, if provided with the right support. With this in mind, Pathway Family Services has designed a special program entitled, “Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living”, or TRAIL. This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals between the ages of … Read moreTransitioning to Adulthood Through an Independent Living Program

What if CBT Makes Your Foster Teen Feel Worse Before They Feel Better?

You might be surprised to know that your foster teen receiving cognitive behavioral therapy and similar treatments sometimes feels worse before they feel better. CBT is still one of the most effective treatments for depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Here are a few words about what foster parents can expect and how to cope during your … Read moreWhat if CBT Makes Your Foster Teen Feel Worse Before They Feel Better?

Journaling Tips for Foster Children Receiving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Your foster child may be asked to keep a journal if they’re receiving cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Writing in a journal is one of the most common homework assignments that therapists use for this popular form of therapy. However, it can be difficult for patients to get started and remain consistent with their journaling. That … Read moreJournaling Tips for Foster Children Receiving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How psychiatric rehabilitation programs can benefit you

When choosing a health care option for you or a loved one, there are many things to consider: medical history, cost, and personal preference. When it comes to treatment for mental illness, the options seem to multiply.  One option, which commonly is referred to as psychiatric rehabilitation program, or PRP for short, provides individualize care … Read moreHow psychiatric rehabilitation programs can benefit you

Combining CBT with Meditation for Your Foster Child

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and meditation are two practices that often work even better when you put them together. If your foster child or teen is receiving CBT, find out more about the potential benefits of adding meditation to their daily routines. Benefits of Combining CBT with Meditation: One of the dilemmas in any form … Read moreCombining CBT with Meditation for Your Foster Child