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Apr
09
How Depression In Children Looks Different Than Adults









In this video, Erica explains what depression looks like in children. Depression in children looks different than depression in adults. Erica describes what that looks like, provides warning signs for parents to look out for, and gives tips on how you can support your child or teen at home. In this video, Erica also discusses how depression affects school and what medical depression vs. situational depression looks like in children.


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Jan
08
Family Check-in





Family Check-Ins



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Family Check-ins should not be hard! Check-ins are great tools to use when you have kids that are old enough to express how they are feeling. Check-ins also allow parents to continue fostering bonds with their children.


Try out some of these techniques to check in with your family on a Friday!



1) family group chat


2) family game night


3) family pizza night


4) family craft night


5) our moment's card game




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Jan
04
The Good In This Year

The Good In This Year


By: Ginny Vose, Therapist at JCAC


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I want to end the year with gratitude. We all know that many horrible things have happened this year. However, some good things have happened in 2020> I graduated with a 2nd Masters Degree, I am loving being a Professional Counselor, and I have a new foster puppy.


Taking all of these things that have happened what are some things that you are grateful for?

Take the time to go over those things in your head, or write them down.


- Happy Monday


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Jan
01
New Years Resolution

New Years Resolution



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1. What would I like to do differently this year?


2. What have I accomplished and what do I need to get accomplished?


3. What are some things that I have put on hold?


4. What are some things I like a little less about myself that I would like to change?


5. What are some diet plans I would like to make better?


6. What are some habits I should add to my life?


7. What are some helpful moments I could implement for my relationship?



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Dec
28
Dec
28
Anxiety Series: Holiday Stress

Anxiety Series: Holiday Stress



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In this video, Erica Gregory, Clinical Director of JCAC, and Ginny Vose, Counselor and Trauma Specialist with JCAC, talk about why the holidays can cause so much anxiety. The holiday season is often referred to as the most wonderful time of the year. However, for some of us, it can also be the most anxiety-provoking time of the year. In this video, Erica and Ginny provide the tools to deal with poor boundaries, navigate politically charged conversations, manage social anxiety, handle difficult personalities, and navigate trauma triggers related to the holidays. Take note of what speaks to you in this video. We hope it can shed light on why it is so hard to go ...


Dec
22
Missing Family During The Holidays



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Missing Family During The Holiday


The holidays is a wonderful time of the year when family and friends, are able to get together and share moments. However, due to the pandemic, some individuals can't participate in seeing their loves ones due to the fear of exposing their family to the virus. The virus being a major obstacle for some families, is not the only obstacle. There are other obstacles such as family members being separated due to military deployments, passing, distance, financial, and even the lack of a support system due to personal beliefs and de...


Dec
18
A Southern Christmas Craft

A Southern Christmas Craft: Pinecone Christmas Tree



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At JCAC, we hope that everyone is doing well and is in high spirits. For the Christmas/ holiday craft countdown we have a craft that anyone can partake in! This craft is the southern Christmas pine cone Christmas tree! This simple task is a great task to have the whole family participate in. Crafts bring families together and allow for special moments and memories to be cherished and created. COVID-19 has taken a lot of normalcy and tradition away from us, so for some, it does not feel like the holidays at all. Many of us won't be able to travel to see family and may feel alone or left out. This craft is perfect to do over a family FaceTi...


Dec
15
Gratitude Tree

Gratitude Tree





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The holidays are special times of the year when groups of people come together and engage in old family traditions, or create new ones. Each holiday is never guaranteed and the pandemic has made that clear. A helpful craft that reminds us of what we are grateful for can help count the blessings that we currently have.




Supplies:


Red and White Ribbon


A small indoor plant or faux Christmas tree


Sharpie of any color An ornament to write on


Directions:


You are going to take whatever ornament you have to write on, and list one thing you are grateful for or blessed to have. This activity is great to do with the whole family and allows moments of relationship development. Sometimes we...


Dec
01
Holiday Crafts: Adult Self Care

Holiday Crafts


By: Chloe Harper, Clinical Intern with JCAC




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The holidays are vastly approaching and self-care can take many different forms! This first craft is one of many of our count down to the holidays! This craft will help add a little mindfulness to your day and to remind yourself of how amazing you are! Or it can turn into a cute house decoration! Mindfulness can be practiced just by taking time for yourself and doing this craft :).



What you will need:


option 1: mindfulness jar


-1 Mason Jar


- Scrapes of colorful Paper


- yarn or ribbon



Option 2: house decoration


- mason jar


- Christmas holiday decoration of some sort


- sharpie


- wine bottle lights or jar lights ( Dollar tree has them for a do...


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