Mental Health

How to Create, and Keep, a Secure Attachment to Your Baby

By Director of School-Based Mental Health Melissa Bradley, LMHC Attachment, quite simply, is having an emotional bond with another person.  The earliest bonds are ... continue reading

How to Set Goals You Can Actually Achieve

Blog By School-Based Mental Health Therapist Amanda Culp, RCSWI It’s just the beginning of 2021 and many of us are looking for ways to ... continue reading

Florida Center CEO Appointed to FAIMH Board

Staff Report The Florida Center for Early Childhood’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kristie Skoglund, has been appointed to the board of directors for the ... continue reading

It’s time to Talk to Your Child about Body Safety

By Ariel Pertosoff, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Gulf Gate Elementary Sexual abuse among children occurs at an alarming rate within the U.S. A ... continue reading

Is it Okay to be ‘Best Friends’ with Your Child?  

By Shea Cruel, School-based mental health therapist at Oak Park School As a parent or guardian it’s only natural that you would want your ... continue reading

What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know About FASD

By Tamra Cajo, Director of The Florida Center’s FASD Diagnostic Clinic I have been in the mental health field for almost 20 years, working ... continue reading

Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Stress

By Pam Wilsen, School-Based Mental Health Therapist Here are four things families can do to deal with back-to-school stress  Fall 2020 is shaping up ... continue reading

Alex’s Story

Alex is a sweet, kind and gifted student who had issues adapting to a classroom environment. Alex recently graduated from Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) ... continue reading

The Therapeutic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

By Jill Collum, School-Based Mental Health Therapist at Tuttle Elementary School  July 5-11 is National Therapeutic Recreation Week, but due to the recent uptick ... continue reading

Amelia’s Story

Amelia and her mother Courtney enjoy a Sarasota sunset. Since she was a baby, Amelia suffered from chronic ear issues resulting in hearing loss. ... continue reading