Articles

Below are some useful articles written by past & present employees.

Easing the transition of a move

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Easing the transition of a Move   “Home is wherever you are… together.” -Alma Powell Moving can be quite stressful as it triggers the bittersweet memories within us of letting go and moving on. The mixed emotions in saying goodbye and starting fresh and new. Children may be hit hard as they adjust to changing […]

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Just Ask: Preventing Suicide

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

In light of the recent celebrity suicides, you may be asking yourself what to do if you suspect that a friend or loved one is struggling with thoughts of ending their life. The topic of suicide can be very overwhelming and it’s understandable to feel at a loss of what to do about it. We […]

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Turning Mental Health Awareness Month to Personal Awareness

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Written by Emmy Crouter, MSW. As it’s Mental Health Awareness Month we at the Pennock Center find ourselves thinking about what we can do on a day to day basis to combat the stigma surrounding mental health. This year, we challenge ourselves and those around us to turn inward and examine our own actions that […]

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Applying Values to Goals, and Goals to Action

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Applying Values to Goals, and Goals to Action by Talie Lamolinara, MSW Intern Values are the drivers of our intentions and aspirations, and when we are unclear of what our values are, we tend to feel lost, stressed, or upset.  When we lose sight of why we are working so hard or why we are […]

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Responding to Acts of Senseless Violence

Monday, March 26th, 2018

by Leslie Larsen, LCSW Take Care of Yourselves First, it is okay for us as adults to have intense feelings following tragic and senseless acts of violence, so find another supportive adult with whom you can share your feelings. Once you have released some of your own upset, you can be less reactive and more […]

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Mindfulness in a Moment…(when you DON’T have time to be Mindful!)

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Written by Rachel Morici-Leirer, LPC ; Your mind is on a million things all at once at work. Those of us that study mindfulness tend to forget to do it. Why? As stated in the book “Mindfulness for Dummies at Work,” by Shamash Alidina, “The reason you forget to be mindful is because your brain’s […]

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Slow Down: Embrace the Changing Seasons

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Article by Leslie Larsen, LCSW When you’re busy juggling work and family, a social life, and countless other things, it’s easy to let the seasons slip away. Taking time to stop and smell the roses (or in this case, the mulled cider) is important for both your mental and physical health. Indulge Your Desire to […]

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Bullying: A Deeper Perspective

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Article by Laura Amelia Gutierrez, MA October is Bullying Prevention Month, the month we also celebrate Halloween. This is fitting, as Halloween is a holiday that symbolizes the shadowy side of humanity. Sadly, bullying is a human behavior that has proven to have its evolutionary advantages. What advantages you ask? Research done on primates suggest […]

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Preventing Teen Suicide

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Article by Emmy Crouter, MSW It’s hard to ignore the news coverage of teen suicide in our country and in our state of Colorado. Teen suicide is on the rise, according to multiple studies, with a variety of factors being entertained as contributors. Thankfully teen suicide is preventable and there are many things you can […]

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Back to School! Strategies to Aid the Transition

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

By Leslie Larsen, LCSW I encourage you to begin taking steps now to help your family transition as smoothly as possible from summer to school. Get Back on Schedule Now is the perfect time to ease your children back into their school-year sleep routine. It is generally recommended that bed time and wake-up time be […]

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