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    5 Steps to a Happier Holiday Season

    This is not going to be the typical suggestions of take care of yourself, cut out unnecessary activities, get things done early, etc.  Those might be useful practical suggestions but I have never thought they got to the core of what causes stress around the holidays.  You probably know by now that my philosophy is: […]

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    Children’s Fear and Anxiety

    ‘Tis the season.  With Halloween rapidly approaching the appearance of ghosts, goblins, witches, and werewolves pervades the senses.  Images of these scary figures are everywhere from the grocery store to TV and even in the classroom.  For adults, this is all in good fun. For children, however, the idea of all of these scary specters […]

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  • BIPR Receives funding from the City of Boulder

    October 13, 2014: We are delighted to announce that BIPR has been selected as one of the few nonprofits to receive funding from the remainder of Boulder’s Education Excise Tax Fund by the City of Boulder. The funds will go towards our School Readiness Project. A community-wide competitive process was used to determine the awarding […]

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    Managing Panic Attacks

    Panic attacks can consume a person’s life. They are like a virus: they start as tiny invaders that can quickly grow to infiltrate every waking moment of a person’s existence if they are not stopped in their tracks. Unlike a virus, that our body’s defense system fights off and usually conquers, our mind’s most common mechanisms […]

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    What is Toxic Stress

    We are sponsoring a free lecture on Toxic Stress on Thursday, October 16th.  Because this is such an important issue, I wanted to give you a little bit of information about what Toxic Stress is, how it differs from a normal stress response, and why it matters. What is Toxic Stress? Neglect, exposure to domestic violence, […]

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    What are the warning signs of suicide?

    It is national suicide prevention week so we will be sharing information about things you can do to help prevent suicide.  Today we want to increase awareness of the warning signs of suicide.  The American Association of Suicidology has come up with an pneumonic devise to help people remember the signs.  They call it IS […]

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  • 5 things you can do to get a better night’s sleep…

    I have been yawning all day so I sat down to analyze what I did wrong and decided to share what I know about sleep in adults. (Some of this is true for children too.) 1) Turn off all screens and keep light low ½ hour to 1 hour before bedtime.  With artificial light our […]

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  • Mothers found to have a natural defense against autism spectrum disorder

    In schools and institutions caring for students with intellectual disabilities, it has been observed that males tend to have a higher rate of brain development disorders than females. There are usually 30-50% more males with intellectual disabilities than females and up to four times more males with autism spectrum disorder than females in these settings. […]

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  • Can Sharing Traumatic Experiences Help Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly known as the condition many soldiers experience after returning from combat, but anyone can be susceptible to PTSD and it has been suggested that up to 82% of children will face a traumatic event before adulthood. PTSD’s onset can occur after a person directly experiences or witnesses a traumatic […]

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  • Can parental fighting change the brain of young children?

    It is known that abuse and neglect directed towards children during the first years of childhood can lead to psychological disorders in the future. However, a recent study conducted by Dr. Nicholas Walsh of the University of East Anglia’s School of Psychology as well as scientists from Cambridge University has published evidence that troubles between […]

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