Counseling

It is “SAD Season”

Here we go again – the season of short days, less sunlight and confinement indoors. It is the season when the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) appear. For some people the holidays may delay the onset of SAD, also called “winter blues”. People afflicted with SAD see Christmas as a time when joyfulness is […]

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Waiting

Waiting

Waiting Recently, I have been pondering the subject of waiting.  Waiting is a paradox. I don’t like to wait. Yet I keep others waiting. Waiting can be good because it slows me down when I may be living too fast.  It causes me frustration, thwarting me from reaching my “important” goals. Our society’s attitudes toward waiting is […]

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ECFA is Re-Accredited

ECFA is Re-Accredited

Evangelical Child and Family Agency (including Pregnancy Support Services and the Counseling Center) was recently re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for another four-year period. The re-accreditation applies to both the services based in New Berlin, Wisconsin and Wheaton, Illinois. This accreditation means that ECFA meets or exceeds the highest standards in the field […]

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How Does Knowledge Stop Child Abuse?

How Does Knowledge Stop Child Abuse?

Protective Factor #2: KNOWLEDGE. Sometimes, it seems that children rocket into new developmental stages. Suddenly, your baby is crawling toward every outlet in the house. Your teen mutates from bouncy chatter-box into a screaming pot o’ anger in the blink of an eye. And as parents in the middle of it all, you are left […]

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Nurturing and Attachment Stops Child Abuse

Nurturing and Attachment Stops Child Abuse

  Protective Factor #1: Nurturing & Attachment. Parents who nourish an attachment with their child by learning how to respond sensitively to the child’s needs will find parenting easier and more enjoyable. Kids who receive affection from caretakers have the best chance of developing healthy behaviors, communication skills, and the ability to cope with stress. […]

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Poll Time!

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Poll Time!

A strong support system is vital to the wellness of parents and children. It has amazing potential to keep a child safe from abuse. Don’t forget to leave a “shout out” for them, or a story about them. Feel free to answer even if you do not have kids, since you still need support! To learn […]

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Talking to Your Teen about Sex

Talking to Your Teen about Sex

The National Campaign gives the following 10 tips for parents to help their children avoid teen pregnancy. We welcome your responses and advice. This information is taken verbatim, with some extracted for conciseness, from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. 1.Be clear about your own sexual values and attitudes. Communicating with your children […]

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