Mother loving on young child
May 30th 2017

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to pay special attention to the more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care. There's an overwhelming need for individuals, families, and communities to become involved as foster parents, respite providers, volunteers, or mentors of children who need an adult role model.

The National Foster Care Month website is full of resources to help support children, youth, and their families, especially those involved in foster care. Some ways to help include the following:

Memorial Day
May 26th 2017

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Young businesswoman
May 23rd 2017

Developing a career plan will help you assess your skills and interests, explore what careers might be a good match for you, as well as determine what additional skills or training you may need to reach optimal career success.

Career planning is helpful for anyone at any age or stage – whether you are still in school or not, seeking to improve your skills to advance in your current field or interested in changing your job or career entirely.

Beautiful mature woman sitting outside
May 16th 2017

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, this is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams get a new or second start. Older Americans are working longer, living longer, striving for wellness and advocating for themselves and others more than ever before.

Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads Older American’s Month, providing a special opportunity for the nation to learn about, support, celebrate and recognize our nation’s older citizens.

Two children kissing mom  on cheek
May 12th 2017

In the United States, the celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century when, following her mother’s death in 1905, a woman named Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families.

Woman looking pensively out the window
May 9th 2017

Building a sober life after battling an addiction can be a daunting process. Addiction recovery takes a deep commitment and a lot of hard work and there are no shortcuts to putting an addiction behind you. However, there are some basic lifestyle changes that you can make that can set the stage for long-term success.

Focus on self-care as you move forward in the recovery process

Counselor consoling client
May 2nd 2017

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that may develop after exposure to a traumatic event. A traumatic event can be experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, physical or sexual assault.

Autism Awareness Picture
April 25th 2017

Autism Awareness Month is a special opportunity to educate the public about issues within the autism community and to highlight the growing need for awareness about autism and autism spectrum disorders.

Two women talking
April 18th 2017

The American Counseling Association (ACA) has named April Counseling Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Train Your Brain with Counseling”. Getting your worries out in the open, particularly with someone trained to help you manage them, is a good thing for your well-being.

Image of Illegal Drugs
April 11th 2017

Deciding to go to rehab for the first time can be scary, especially if you do not know what to expect. Going to rehab may be your choice or it may be something that is required by someone else like the court system, but it’s a lot less overwhelming if you understand the basic process of most programs. Explore this step-by-step guide to the basics of rehab.