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Walking with Others through Grief

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Walking with Others through Grief By Jody Pierce, Executive Director In memory of all who we’ve lost. We all have experienced some kind of loss, whether it was the loss of a loved one, friend, neighbor or special pet. But it is often difficult to know how to be present for someone else who is […]

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Managing No-School Mondays

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The scramble is on. With Brighton School District 27-J moving to a 4-day student contact week, single parents and couples working outside the home must figure out who will care for their grade-school-age children on Mondays. Our children are unique and so are available options.  Paticia Dischler, former president of the National Association for Family […]

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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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Choosing a Therapist

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

by Rachel Morici, LPC   As a counselor, I often begin my therapy with a discussion on what clients would like to get out of this experience. It is so important to understand your goals when seeking out a therapist because there are so many different styles and approaches out there. I encourage those of […]

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