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YAT Empowers For Life Tackling Bullying Head On

Bullying is one of the most critical issues children face. At minimum, bullying causes emotional distress; at worst, it can lead to tragic school shootings and suicide. Gydo is proud to partner with one of Indianapolis’ true gems, the Young Actor’s Theatre, to tackle bullying head-on in the YAT...

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Join Us In A Celebration To Lead With Kindness

That’s right! … Kindness. Gydo is on a mission to lead with kindness to end bullying. How are we going to do that you ask? For starters, this weekend, June 27th, we are enthusiastically sponsoring  BAMB! “Bikers and Musicians Against Bullies.” Beginning at noon on Saturday, bikers will leave on a charity ride from 8...

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LMHC Means What to Me?

As noted in Kathy Slaughter’s recent article about Social Workers, it is important to have knowledge about the training and credentials of the various mental health providers who are in practice in order to assist you in choosing the provider who is best suited to you.   Who is...

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Spend Summer with Your Kids, Happily

Ah, summer.  It is sunny, hot, and full of outside activities and fun.  Kids love it, and parents….well, parents might have more of a love/hate relationship with it.  Let’s be honest.  When kids go from being in school most of the day, five days a week, seeing their happy,...

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Let Others Be Your Teachers

Do you actively let others teach you about life?  Do you stop for a moment and ask yourself what someone else knows that you don’t know?  Do you actively ask questions that allow others to teach you what they know? No? Keep reading: Consider Learning by Observing Some self-development...

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Alphabet Soup: What do all those letters after your name mean anyway?

If you are in the process of choosing a mental health provider, chances are that the person you’re considering meeting with has several letters after his/her name that you’re not familiar with.  That makes sense—there are several groupings of letters that are likely to be there, and each one...

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Was I a “Good” Mom?

As Mother’s Day approaches, I tend to reflect on my own effectiveness as a mom. A Facebook status posted last year by my daughter (now 35) comes to mind. She made the comment that she was grateful that her parents allowed her to “fall on her face” while growing...

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My Experience with the Police in my Urban Neighborhood

Twenty years ago this May, I graduated with my Masters in Social Work.  I was bright eyed, passionate, and full of dreams.  As a young twenty something, I bought a house in an urban community where I had started volunteering with children.   On the second night after I moved...

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What Example Does RFRA Set for Our Children?

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the RFRA law.  I myself have gotten fired up from time to time in response to both the law and the reactions of others to it.  Being a child therapist, I can’t help but consider the potential impact on children.  Whether...

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Our Commitment to Freedom Hurts Our Relationships

Some of our greatest victories are creating major relationship problems.  Americans have fought long and hard for freedom and self-expression. Women demanded to be free from the tyranny of male domination in relationships.  Modern conversations in many relationships often center around “How do I express me and have our...

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