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10 Ways to Reduce Screen Time for Your Child

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by Alkesh Patel LPC, CSAC With the current situation, your child may have rapidly rising screen time. However, you can reduce it with a few simple steps. First and foremost, always discuss screen time expectations and intentions with your child based on their age group.  Install the app Screen Time by Screentime Lab. As the #1 parental control app, it allows you to …

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April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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This month and throughout the year, Therapeutic Alliance encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Virginia a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by creating strong and thriving children, youth, and …

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How to look after your mental health while working from home

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As we are practicing social distancing measures, what can we do to look after our own mental health?  We don’t know how long this will last. This is unlike anything most of us have experienced before, and it can feel strange, confusing and overwhelming. A lot of us will be working from home which prevents us from having our usual …

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Coronavirus and Anxiety

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We know that the current state of the world can worsen underlying anxieties that many of us have. This may be particularly difficult for people who already have health anxiety and/or have other conditions. Disruptions to our routine, large or small, can also be hard to manage at a time when we are feeling vulnerable.  Life is always uncertain, and …

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Tips on How to Cope

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The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Healthy Ways to Cope What are some healthy ways to cope with a crisis and get through to the …

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St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

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Last Monday the Virginia Beach office did a training and then a fun team building event. This is about how we create the conditions in which employees offer more of their capability and potential. Team building activities work to improve projects that involve teamwork because it helps the teams understand each other better. After completing team building activities together, employees …

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Social Work Month 2020

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Happy Social Work month to our local and private agency partners! Thank you for investing in children and our communities! Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. We truly appreciate the great partnerships we have with Social Workers. The theme has various meanings. As we enter a new decade it is …

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Resource Fair in Chesapeake

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Virginia Beach participated in the SEVA Resource Fair in Chesapeake VA March 6, 2020.  This resource event allows workers from DJJ, CSB, CPS, APS, and the schools in the area to find resources for children and families as well as providing break out sessions for education.   Management from the VB site got the pleasure of meeting many people in these …

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Therapeutics Alliance’s Founder

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Alkesh Patel is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Therapeutics Alliance LLC. He leads a our agency whose primary purpose is to counsel children and teens that may be at risk for out-of-home placement. After spending over a decade working at a community level with under-served and underprivileged adults, youths and families, Alkesh knows what truly drives change. His desire …