Teaching Kids About Boundaries

For most parents setting boundaries for young kids’ behavior is second nature: No hitting. Don’t interrupt. We don’t grab toys out of other kids’ hands. But as they get older, and social interaction gets more complex, it’s not enough to just learn the rules. They need to learn to set boundaries for themselves and respect…

How Trauma Changes Genes

We know that children who experience abuse or neglect are “off the charts at risk,” as Dr. Joan Kaufman puts it, for psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety and substance abuse. What’s more, they’re less likely to respond favorably to the treatments that evidence shows work well for other people. And research has shown that children…

F&CS CEO and Women in Recovery present at the National Council for Behavioral Health’s NatCon18 Conference

Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) CEO Gail Lapidus and Senior Executive Director of F&CS Women in Recovery (WIR) Mimi Tarrasch presented at NatCon18, the national conference of the National Council for Behavioral Health. On April 23-25, over 5,000 like-minded leaders from across the country gathered in Washington DC to explore health care’s greatest innovations in practice improvement,…