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Fighting fear

I took Kane and Kenzi to a carnival last night at the school where his father and I graduated from. Kane was excited all day to go. When we got there and he saw the amount of people, he began… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: February 25 on Sensory Issues at Home & at School

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Making Sense of Sensory Issues – How to manage heightened senses at home and in the classroom February 25, 2015 Presented by Dr. Michelle Miller, Psy.D., a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist who works at Therapy West, a… Continue Reading

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5 Ways NOT to Help a Friend with Anxiety Attacks, part 4: Good advice

If ESPN broadcasted anxiety stats instead of sports scores, this would be the standing in my house: Anxiety-1:Brittany-0 I’m hitting the point in this pregnancy (27 weeks) where sleep is greatly desired, but I’m waking up more than I’d like.… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: January 21 on Habit Reversal Therapy

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Creative Applications of Exposure Therapy and Habit Reversal Therapy January 21, 2015 Presented by Dr. Joelle Beecher-McGovern, a clinical psychotherapist at the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: November 12 on getting kids motivated for school

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Getting Kids Motivated for School: Strategies to foster your child/teen’s motivation to achieve in school November 12, 2014 Presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Roseland, N.J. As our schools continue to… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 29 on mental health in the African-American community

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Mental Health Stigma in the African-American Community October 29, 2014 Presented by Dr. Christine Adkins-Hutchison, Associate Director of the Office of Counseling and Disability Services at Kean University in Union, N.J. Asking for help of any kind… Continue Reading

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Students with OCD

While teachers don’t diagnose students, it’s important for them to keep an eye out and notice children’s mannerisms. I had a student in kindergarten once that struggled greatly with obsessive behaviors. When all the other students were told to stop… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 8 on Tourette in the Asian community

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Mental Health Issues in Today’s Asian-American Community October 8, 2014 Presented by Dr. Andrew J. Lee Dr. Lee designed this webinar to provide participants information about the stigma surrounding mental health issues in Asian and Asian-American communities,… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 21

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed any of the first 20 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 1 on trade secrets of a Tourette doc

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Trade Secrets of a Tourette Syndrome Doctor October 1, 2014 Presented by Tolga Taneli, MD Would you like to learn some great tips on speaking with your child’s doctors?  How about getting them all to collaborate with each… Continue Reading