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In wake of two mass shootings in U.S., some tips for managing distress in children after traumatic events

By Ginny Sprang University of Kentucky Whether it is the local evening news or a 24-hour cable news channel, images of violence inundates our homes. These scenes can be disturbing and stressful, especially for children. It is important to manage distress and take appropriate steps in helping your children and adolescents following traumatic events. Take advantage of the teachable moment by starting...

Wellness Matters: If parent/child conflicts persist, behavior modification can help

By Jan Carden KyForward columnist   (Editor’s note: All names used in this column have been changed to protect confidentiality.)   Julie and her 13-year-old daughter, Amy, came for an appointment the other day to discuss concerns for the upcoming school year. ¬†   Julie described her daughter as always having a sweet disposition and as very precocious. ¬†Throughout elementary school,...