Children & Adolescents

Risk Factors for Human Trafficking

Up until the last eight years, human trafficking was something I always thought of as being an issue in third world countries. It was certainly not something that would be a problem in Small Town, Kansas, USA. As I began my work with children who had been on the run, missing, and often exploited, I…

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Are You Addicted to Social Media?

Social networking users between ages 15 and 19 report spending at least 3 hours a day on social media. Go-Globe reports 18% of social media users feel they have to check Facebook on the hour and 28% of people with iPhone’s check Twitter before they get out of bed in the morning. The reality is…

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Prairie View to Offer Help for Talking to Teens About “13 Reasons Why”

Newton, Kan. (July 13, 2017) – Adults wanting to know more about the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” bullying and teen suicide will want to attend a special presentation provided by Prairie View clinicians Allyson Krehbiel, LSCSW, Mai Manchanda, T-LMLP, and Kylie Moore, LMFT. The presentation will be held Monday, August 7, at Shalom Mennonite…

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Prairie View to Offer Help for Talking to Teens About “13 Reasons Why”

Newton, Kan. (May 22, 2017) – Adults wanting to know more about the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why,” bullying and teen suicide will want to attend a special presentation provided by Prairie View clinicians Allyson Krehbiel, LSCSW, Sara Kopper, LSCSW, and Kylie Moore, LMFT.   The presentation will be held Monday, June 5, at First…

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Parenting Information Group To Begin Feb. 2

NEWTON, Kan. – Raising a child is hard work, but it can be made easier when you have the tools and knowledge you need to appropriately respond to your child. Join us each Thursday beginning Feb. 2 for eight weeks at a parenting information group to learn the following: Choices, consequences, & rewards Remaining calm during…

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How To Identify a Bully

by Deborah Ellerbusch, T-LP Bullying among children is frequently defined as intentional, repeated hurtful acts or other behavior, such as teasing or name-calling, and threats committed by one or more children against another. Physical bullying includes hitting, punching, strangling, hair pulling, biting or throwing objects (such as food, rocks, etc.) at another child. Verbal bullying…

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Dyslexia: Know Your Strengths

By Clinton Willis, Prairie View Marketing Intern Dyslexia is a lifelong learning condition affecting the left side of the brain; making reading, mathematics and other left brain tasks difficult. It is estimated that 40 million people have dyslexia and only 2 million know it. There are tools and resources to help people diagnosed with dyslexia,…

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Talking to Kids about Race and Violence in America

A special guest blog from Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, president of Child Mind Institute, first published July 14, 2016. Reprinted with permission. In the wake of last week’s racially charged violence, our dismay and distress have reached a fever pitch. These tragic shootings — of black men by police and policemen by a sniper — add…

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How to Rock College

by Allyson Krehbiel, LSCSW, and Julie Lehman, LMSW, campus counselor at Hesston College Congratulations! You did it. You completed four years of high school and are finally ready to move on to the next step in life. For many recent high school graduates this means going off to college. Any life change requires a period…

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