Resources 2018-02-04T13:33:29+00:00

8 ways to help (possibly) suicidal kids

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   It is difficult to be specific about what to say to a child or adolescent who may be suicidal because each kid and each family is so vastly [...]

4 Things to Know About College Counseling Services

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPPP   I am almost certain that you and your college kid know all about food services, residence life, and health services. I would be willing to bet that you [...]

Small Favors Can Yield Large Returns, Study Finds

Many people hold the door open for strangers. But what do people give in return?   Neuroscientists at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC have found the door holder’s effort is a key factor [...]

Writer Andrew Solomon talks about what it is like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way.


Writer Jennifer Senior’s TED talk about raising happy children


When words become weapons: Suicide prevention and kids’ online behavior

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   On July 12, 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter repeatedly encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself.   He was in his truck in a K-Mart parking [...]

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Shefali Tsabary discusses the concept of “Conscious Parenting”


4 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Kids Cope with Tragedy

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   Tragedy has come again. Whether you are reading this in response to an intentional act, an accident, or some natural disaster, your response is likely the same. You [...]

How to tell if a kid is at-risk for suicide

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   A kid's death by suicide is very rare. While none of us wants to dwell on the possibility of a kid's death, suicide is preventable if you know [...]