We’ve all heard that kids and teens are resilient, and this is largely true, but not in the way we might think it is. Often, resilience is used in the context of explaining why an adolescent might “bounce back” after witnessing a seriously traumatic event or enduring trauma over long periods of time. In other … Read moreThe Truth About Teens and PTSD
If you’re a foster parent with a child receiving cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, you’ll be interested in a recent study comparing the effectiveness of online CBT and face to face approaches. This new research confirms that electronic CBT may be more effective. Background on Electronic CBT Study: Researchers at McMaster University conducted a systematic … Read moreStudy Shows Online CBT Is More Effective Than Face to Face
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sounds so simple that you may wonder if it will really help your foster child. One of CBT’s greatest strengths may also seem like a weakness for people who were expecting psychological treatments to sound more complicated. In reality, CBT is highly effective for foster children and teens experiencing PTSD, depression, … Read moreDoes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sound Too Simple?
The need for mental health services is on the rise, but the understanding of why mental health services are needed remains confusing for some. This is especially true if you are new to working with foster children who have experienced trauma. Having worked with foster families for more than ten years, the most important understanding … Read moreWorking with Your Outpatient Team
If you want to strengthen family and community relations, it sometimes becomes necessary to seek professional help. Whether you have a child or a family member with mental health issues or substance abuse issues, it can help them (or the family as a whole) to see a therapist. And it also helps if that therapist … Read moreOutpatient Services to Help You on an Individual and Family Level
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
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
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 is TRAIL? Late adolescence is a time fraught with conflict for some individuals as they leave their family units while wishing to integrate into the adult world. Unfortunately, many at-risk youth flounder without social support like the intervention and care of Pathway Family Services. At age 17, they often have valid conflicts with their … Read moreOur Independent Living Program
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?