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May

Therapy, the Deaf Way – National Campaign

May 1st marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month – and the kick-off for Deaf Counseling Center’s month-long national campaign to bring attention to the mental health needs of our Deaf community. It is essential for Deaf people to have access to therapy. Join us – and you’ll have a chance to win a brand new 9.7 inch iPad …

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29
Apr

National Association of the Deaf on Mental Health Services

by National Association of the Deaf Mental Health Services Obtaining mental health services is a personal and private decision.  It can also be very challenging – and especially challenging for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.There are many reasons to seek mental health services.  Mental health care is provided by mental health services and qualified professionals.  Each professional …

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28
Apr

Understanding Deaf People in Counseling Contexts

Understanding Deaf People in Counseing Contexts Published Oct. 1, 2013 in Counseling Today – A pUblication of the American Counseling Association Aimee K. Whyte, Alison L. Aubrecht, Candace A. McCullough, Jeffrey W. Lewis & Danielle Thompson-Ocha We, five Deaf counselors, have come together to write this article to educate our fellow counselors about Deaf culture, the Deaf community and working …

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14
Apr

Stress & Self-Care

Stress is a national epidemic and self-care is critical. When stress is left untreated, it can have a serious impact on the quality of life. Deaf people are even more vulnerable to stress because of the long-term impact of chronic oppression, or audism. In addition to including self-care practices such as healthy eating, sleeping and exercising, going to counseling or …

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9
Apr

Heels for Hope by Deaf Iowans Against Abuse

Deaf Counseling Center’s therapist, Sheli Barber of the Bay Area, California, gave the keynote speech supporting victims of sexual assault and abuse at the Heels for Hope event sponsored by Deaf Iowans Against Abuse in Iowa this past weekend. Sheli shared the alarming fact that 99% of sexual assault perpetrators walk free. She also discussed the 19th century origins of …

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3
Apr

How to Say No to Your Children

Transcript Sharon Duchesneau: Many of us parents have experienced trying to tell our children “no”, only to be met with arguing, giving us a hard time or refusing to accept our decision. How do you teach children that “no” means “no”? Consistency is Important The most important thing is being consistent and sticking to what you said. When parents are …

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17
Mar

Early Healthy Deaf Identity vs. Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

As the 17th Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) annual national meeting opens in Denver, Colorado, this weekend, Deaf Counseling Center’s licensed therapist, Sheli Barber, reminds everyone attending of the importance of paying attention to the Deaf child’s healthy identity. When language and culture are made accessible to Deaf children, the years of therapy needed to unpack the trauma associated …

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8
Mar

What is the Right Age for a Cell Phone?

Age vs. Maturity: Do you ever wonder when is the right age to give your children a cell phone? Many parents struggle with this decision. How do you decide? It is actually better not to look at age, but to look at maturity level. For example, a 14-year old might not be ready, while a 10-year old might be. Not …

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Mar

Mental Illness as Scapegoat for Gun Violence

Gun violence and mental illness are national  problems. Contrary to what some people in both the hearing and Deaf communities believe, mental ill ness does NOT cause gun violence. In this ASL video, Deaf Counseling Center’s CEO and therapist, Dr. Candace McCullough, clears up some of the myths on this issue. There have been a lot of shootings recently – …

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19
Oct

Free Hurricane and Fire Crisis Counseling

Hurricane and Fire Crisis Counseling:  Deaf Counseling Center is offering a limited number of pro bono (free) counseling slots to Deaf people without insurance coverage who were impacted by the recent hurricanes and wildfires. These slots are also available to Deaf people whose insurance plans will not cover our services. For those who do have insurance coverage, we have counselors …

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