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Books on Violence Prevention

Recommended Books from Second Step Books for Children: Preschool/Kindergarten Books for Children: Grades 1–3 Books for Children: Grades 4–5 Books for Children: Grades 6–8 Books for Educators Books for Parents of Children in Preschool/Kindergarten Books for Parents of Children in Grades 1–8

Insurance Resources

If you lost income or employment, you may now qualify for OHP, go here: Oregon Health Plan Low-income Oregonians may be eligible for one of these three Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) programs administered by DHS. The OHP Plus Program is for people who are aged, blind, disabled, under age 19, pregnant or receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. OHP Plus includes the no-cost public assistance option of the Healthy Kids Program, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  CHIP is for children and adolescents younger than 19 living in households with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The OHP Standard program provides free or low-cost health care coverage to Oregon residents who have limited income, are ages 19 and older, and do not qualify for traditional Medicaid. DHS will soon have a limited number of openings for Oregon residents who need health care coverage. Add your name to the OHP Standard reservation list to become a pot

Newsletter

Download a copy of my Newsletter, Issue 2, Volume 1 , including these topics: Why a counseling blog? Blog Topics Community Education Classes 12 Step Support Groups in the area Anger Management for Women or Men Miscarriage Loss Support Group Treatment for Panic Disorder Reiki Healing Touch, Connections Counseling Fees & Insurance Info. Sleep Hygiene Mood Hygiene Download a copy of my Newsletter, Issue 1, Volume 1 , including these topics: Why a counseling newsletter? Jane’s Name Change Therapy Supports Recovery 12 Step Support Groups in the area Cognitive Behavior Therapy Miscarriage Loss Support Group Treatment for Anxiety & Depression Reiki, Astrology and Life Coaching Counseling Fees & Insurance Info. Healthy Families Play Together Evaluating Medications for Children
Gorge Area Parenting Classes Did you know this resource guide is online: Columbia Gorge Family Resources ? Parenting Resources can be found at GorgeKids.com , including: Hood River County Parenting Classes Community Education Parenting Classes White Salmon Parenting Classes Skamania County Parenting Classes Childbirth Education Wasco County Parenting Classes Also, see classes for childcare providers and parents offered by Mid Columbia Child Care Partners .   The Next Door's program New Parent Services has a flyer  and another for Fall 2010. Do your kids have insurance?  Be sure to apply for Healthy Kids

Finding Connection Through Vulnerability

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Brene Brown Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Brené spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness. She poses the questions: How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections so that we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy? Read Contents and Introduction Brene' Brown's Connections Curriculum draws on empirically based strategies to help your clients recognize shame as a universal experience and embrace authentic living as a foundation for shame resilience. Topics include ■defining shame ■p

Overcoming Shame

Great video on Emotional Struggles by John Townsend. A Guilt & Shame Overview Overcoming Shame: Why Overcoming Shame Is the Secret to Creating Real Intimacy If You're A Child Abuse Survivor Overcoming shame - a healing process