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Avoiding Power Struggles with Children (English)

Learn about the nature of power struggles and how to develop categories of negotiable and non-negotiable rules to both establish your authority over important matters and give away appropriate choices and levels of authority to your children.

Avoiding Power Struggles with Children (English)

Avoiding Power Struggles with Children (Spanish)

Learn about the nature of power struggles and how to develop categories of negotiable and non-negotiable rules to both establish your authority over important matters and give away appropriate choices and levels of authority to your children.

Avoiding Power Struggles with Children (Espanol)

Children and Trauma

Children can suffer physical and emotional trauma from a variety of experiences, such as acts of nature, a sudden loss, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, accidents, domestic violence, or being victims or witnesses of crimes. Adults can assist...

Children and Trauma

Helping Children Cope with Divorce

Half of all marriages end in divorce, and most of them involve children. This article is written for parents and caretakers of children of divorce to help them understand how divorce affects a child and how to support them during the transitions...

Helping Children Cope with Divorce

Helping Children Transition Back to School

Consider these practical tips for helping your child, and your whole family, set the stage for a great new school year.

Helping Children Transition Back to School

Premarital Counseling Handout

Cana Counseling at Catholic Charities offers premarital counseling services utilizing the Prepare and Enrich assessment, one-on-one counseling sessions with the clinician and couple, and other guided exercises. We can also help premarital couples...

Premarital Counseling

Preventing Suicide - What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

Though it can be a very difficult topic of discussion, the struggle against suicide is a very real and exhausting battle for many people. Knowing about the signs and risks of suicidality and ways to assist those who struggle with thoughts of suicide...

Preventing Suicide

Understanding and Addressing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that occurs during a specific time of year, usually winter, and affects as many as 20% of people in the United States, some mildly and others significantly. Learn more about the nature and ...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

When is it ADHD?

Most parents and educators have encountered the phrase ADHD, which is a mental-health diagnostic term for the condition Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. The Centers for Disease Control estimates as many as one million children in...

When is it ADHD?

When is it Bullying?

What is bullying and what is normal peer relationship conflict? This article outlines the key components of bullying and gives some tips on how and when adults can most effectively step in to address bullying behaviors or choose to stay out of normal...

When is it Bullying?