The following is taken from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) Sexual Assault Awareness Month Resources page. 

We all have a right to safety in our daily lives — to have our boundaries respected and make choices about what happens to our bodies — at ho...

To parents and caregivers confined with teenagers during this pandemic, there are only two outcomes for yours and your teens’ relationship: an improved connection or a more distant bond. Unless your pre-quaroutine consisted of spending all day together, your relationsh...

In the next installment of resources available to help us manage any ill effects of the current COVID-19 crisis, we are linking to timely resources.

First, the Pat Walker Health Counseling and Psychological Services Center at the University of Arkansas has created a men...

In lieu of our blog, I am instead linking to the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies COVID-19 Resource page. This will be continually updated; please bookmark and return for future updates. 

Stay safe, stay home, stay healthy!

Melanie 

ISTSS COVID-19 Resour...

We are fortunate to be going through this pandemic in the age of electronic communication that provides us with information, connection, productivity and entertainment. We are equally fortunate that we have decades of psychological research to guide us in getting throu...

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19, often referred to as the coronavirus, is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation in...

In the 21st century, dissociative identity disorder is one of the most controversial DSM-V diagnosis, especially in comparison to diagnoses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, even somatic and sleep disorders. When I worked on my Masters’ degree at Edinboro Univer...

February 24, 2020

How to Raise a Black Son in America

From TED:"As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends....


For teens, going to a movie, concert, or restaurant, or just hanging out together as a couple is supposed to be fun. But for many young people, dating relationships that begin innocently enough turn into encounters with fear and violence. One in three young people wil...

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