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Wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

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The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted people in varying ways on a national and  international scale. It is understandable that during times like this, people may be feeling afraid, worried, anxious and overwhelmed by the constantly changing alerts and media coverage regarding the spread of the virus. While it is important to stay informed, the following are some …

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Physical Punishment is Harsher Than Mental Punishment

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By Alkesh Patel LPC, CSAC Growing up as an Asian American born in India, I experienced both physical and mental punishment as a disciplining technique. It was normal and part of the culture. While its goal was to correct behavior, I believe that it did much more than that. It causes damage to the children who experience it because, in …

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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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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 …