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Tag Archives: adolescents
The trial of Dr. Josephson
It’s ironic that at a time when Christians are becoming more open and accepting of welcoming and including persons with mental illness, the mental health field (and academic medicine, in particular) seems to be growing less and less tolerant of colleagues with a Christian anthropology or worldview. Continue reading
Are kids from devoutly Christian families with same-sex attraction at higher risk of suicide?
In the absence of any data supporting an association between traditional religious beliefs and increases in suicidal thinking or behavior in children and adolescents, suggesting an ethical mandate exists to influence kids with same-sex attraction to leave their places of worship for more “affirming” congregations or suggesting parents need to “process their religious commitments in light of evidence-based recommendations” is extremely premature at best, demonstrates an extraordinary lack of cultural sensitivity and ignores the ways in which spiritual formation and church attendance may help mitigate the increased risk of suicidal behavior among sexual minority youth. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged adolescents, churches, families, religion, research, same-sex attraction, stigma, suicide 3 Comments
Three point two percent…
Three point two percent. According to a study authored by a Baylor University professor, those are the odds of an adolescent who attends church less than once a month becoming a weekly church attender in young adulthood. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Key Ministry Tagged adolescents, church attendance, Key Ministry, spiritual development, young adults 1 Comment
How to Prevent PTSD in Traumatized Children
This post reviews some of the techniques parents and other adults can use to lower the risk of PTSD developing in our kids after they experience a traumatic event.
Posted in Mental Health, PTSD, Strategies Tagged adolescents, children, Dr. Peter Levine, Jolene Philo, Key Ministry, Maggie Kline, prevention, PTSD, resilience, trauma, trauma-proofing your kids Leave a comment
Effective Treatment of PTSD in Children
The earlier children with PTSD are treated, the better. Early treatment means less likelihood of complications from multiple untreated traumas, less time for inappropriate trauma response behaviors to become ingrained habits, and less likelihood of other mental conditions arising from untreated traumas. Though early treatment is best, it is never too late to seek treatment. Continue reading
Childhood PTSD Symptoms in Tots, Teens, and In Between
Symptoms of childhood PTSD change as children mature. Behavioral clues and symptoms in a 2-year-old will be different from those of an 8-year-old, and the 8-year-old’s symptoms may be markedly different from those of an 17-year-old. Continue reading
Posted in PTSD, Resources Tagged abuse, adolescents, children, children's ministry, Does My Child Have PTSD?, Jolene Philo, neglect, PTSD, student ministry, symptoms, trauma 2 Comments
What we know about kids who do what Josh Duggar did
It might be helpful to look at the available research into kids and teens who commit sexual offenses to better understand the background of kids who perpetrate these offenses and the impact that treatment may have on reducing their risk of harming others in the future. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Controversies, PTSD Tagged ADHD, adolescents, CBT, children, clergy, Josh Duggar, mental health, mood disorders, MST, pornography, PTSD, recidivism, reporting, research, sexual offenders, teens, trauma, treatment 20 Comments
We’re teaming up for a counseling summit in Cincinnati!
In this counseling Summit, we’ll offer practical strategies for identifying and treating the most common…and pressing mental health concerns in children and teens. Continue reading
Posted in ADHD, Adoption, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Foster Care, Key Ministry, Mental Health, PTSD, Training Events Tagged ADHD, adolescents, Adoption, anxiety, children, Cincinnati Christian University, conferences, Dr. Sherri McClurg, Family Center by the Falls, Foster Care, Key Ministry, mental health, mood disorders, special education, Spring Counseling Summit, Stephen Grcevich MD, trauma Leave a comment
The struggles families face to find good mental health services…
Our team at Key Ministry seeks to help ministry leaders better appreciate the challenges families face in finding the proper help for their kids with emotional or behavioral disorders and offer resources when parents turn to churches in search of help.