How to Stay Grounded

Education, Prevention
Joseph Hunt Wassink, LISW, one of our school based therapists, recently had a column published in The Gazette. That column, “How to Stay Grounded Amid a Pandemic, a Natural Disaster and Racism,” offers practical action community members can take and grounding techniques to help regulate emotions during stressful times. An…
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Five tips to help your child speak openly

Prevention
Too often caregivers say they want to have conversations with young people, but aren’t sure where to start. Here are five tips to help you get started. Be open and honest Above all else, be interested in your child’s life. Celebrate the good times, be solution-focused during the bad. Children…
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Decreasing risk of late-life cognitive decline may begin in youth

Prevention
Much is known about the positive role enriching environments in middle and later life can play in maintaining healthy cognitive function. Researchers now believe similar enrichment activities during childhood also can slow cognitive decline. The latest data is from the Rush Memory and Aging Project, an ongoing clinical-pathological community-based cohort…
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Our statement on racial injustice

About Us
Today, as always, Tanager Place believes in the greatness of every child. Our work centers on creating safe communities and resilient families because we understand strong roots are necessary for optimum growth. Understandably, we are shaken by the horrific crime that resulted in George Floyd’s untimely death and pray those…
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#WellnessWednesday Podcast, Episode 4

2020 Spring Newsletter, Treatment
Our #WellnessWednesday podcast is a four-part series based on the RISE: Wellness & Resilience Framework™, developed by Vice President of Clinical Services Tonya Hotchkin. Podcast discussion focuses on the four indicators of well-being. View more information about the #WellnessWednesday podcast and listen to our first episode on connection and belonging…
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10 Ways to Escape a Funk

2020 Spring Newsletter, Prevention
Many of us are experiencing an extended stay in Funkytown. And it is not, unfortunately, the place of groovin’ energy the disco band Lipps Inc. sung so longingly about in the 1980s. And honestly, who can blame us for feeling a little overwhelmed or down? The world as we knew…
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#WellnessWednesday Podcast, Episode 3

2020 Spring Newsletter, Treatment
Our #WellnessWednesday podcast is a four-part series based on the RISE: Wellness & Resilience Framework™, developed by Vice President of Clinical Services Tonya Hotchkin. Podcast discussion focuses on the four indicators of well-being. View more information about the #WellnessWednesday podcast and listen to our first episode on connection and belonging…
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