Posts Tagged ‘abuse’
7 Warning Signs of Suicide
It’s hard to find a family that hasn’t been affected by suicide. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. You hear about it on the news, or from a friend or co-worker who’s dealing with the pain of losing a loved one. Personally and Professionally As a therapist I’m trained to…Read More
Saving Our Adolescent Sons
Art Holiday has a rich history as one of St. Louis finest reporters. When he asked to do a story on The Quest Project, I was honored. However, I first needed permission from both the boys and their parents; once we all agreed I humbly accepted and invited him to group!Read More
Women’s Quest-A Weekend Workshop
Over the past year I have discovered The Quest Project® is as meaningful to men and women as it is to adolescent boys. Imagine a group of six women ages 20 yrs.-64 yrs. of age coming together over a weekend to work through issues they feel have prevented them from being the women they want to be! The Women’s Quest…Read More
Raising Sons-Is He Bully or Bullied?
When a parent makes the decision it’s time to get a professional opinion; when their son exhibits signs of trouble, it’s critical they be open to the feedback of the professional and keep an open mind! Let me give an example.Read More
Adolescent Son In Trouble? Final Step
Over the past 3 weeks I’ve laid out the steps to take if you suspect trouble with your adolescent son. Unfortunately, when the first three steps (boundaries & limits, counseling and intensive outpatient) have failed it’s time to move to the final step. The Final Step=Intensive Inpatient If you’ve reached this step with your adolescent son it’s…Read More
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Every year in October there is a focus on domestic violence. I listen to stories of survival, most of the time women with children, and their horrific experiences. I wonder why we only hear about these stories in October? Frightened Little Boy I grew up in the “South City,” if you’re from St. Louis you know exactly…Read More
When Is Abandonment Good?
The issue of abandonment is high with troubled teenage boys. Naturally, when I come across a title on an article that reads “What It Really Means When a Father Abandons His Children,” I’m going to read it! Gone Husband – Abandonment This Mom was talking about how her husband of eight years said he was…Read More