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Resources for Single Mothers in Los Angeles

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 20, 2024 3:00:00 PM

Los Angeles is a bustling metropolis with a vibrant lifestyle, diverse communities, and endless opportunities. However, navigating this city can be particularly challenging for single mothers who strive to provide for their families while facing unique obstacles. Understanding these challenges, it is crucial to highlight the wealth of resources available to single mothers in the area. This emphasizes Maryvale’s pivotal role through its dedicated services, particularly with its cornerstone of...

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Topics: parenting, California, Single Mothers, Resources

Common Signs of Distress in Children

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 11, 2024 3:00:00 PM

In today’s fast-paced world, children and teens face various challenges that can impact their mental and emotional well-being. Recognizing a child’s distress signs is crucial for early intervention, which can prevent long-term psychological consequences. At Maryvale, we are dedicated to providing the support and care needed to navigate these challenges through our comprehensive community-based services, including individual, family, and therapeutic group services.

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Topics: trauma informed care, mental health, parenting, Children's Mental Health Awarness, Emotional Wellness

Understanding PTSD: Maryvale's Commitment to Trauma-Informed Care

Posted by Maryvale on Jun 6, 2024 3:00:00 PM

June is recognized as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for those impacted by PTSD. At Maryvale, we are committed to providing comprehensive services to children and families battling with the effects of trauma. Our approach, deeply rooted in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), ensures that we meet each person's unique needs with empathy and professionalism.

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Topics: trauma informed care, PTSD, Community-Based, mental health, Children's Mental Health Awarness

The Dangers of Stress for Young People

Posted by Maryvale on May 30, 2024 12:33:56 PM

The pressures of daily life are bound to bring us some amount of stress – but did you know that stress can affect our young ones, too? When a child or teen experiences stress, the results can create lasting damage and injure their ability to develop into a healthy, well-adjusted person. As parents, understanding the dangers of stress for young people is paramount to their well-being and ability to navigate the realities of life.

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Topics: Stress

Mothers Have Unique Mental Health Needs

Posted by Maryvale on May 21, 2024 12:38:50 PM

Mother’s Day may be behind us – but there are so many more reasons to continue celebrating women this month. May is also Women’s Health Month and Maternal Mental Health Month. Join Maryvale in sending love to all of the amazing mamas and girls in our community as we work to raise awareness about key women’s health issues and to support women and girls in living happy, healthy, positive lives. Maternal Mental Health Month, observed globally in May, shines a spotlight on the mental well-being of...

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Topics: Women's Health Month

#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth Matters to All of Us

Posted by Maryvale on May 16, 2024 12:19:16 PM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – what better time to shed light on the importance of mental well-being, break stigmas, and foster a culture of compassion and support?! This annual observance reminds us of the intricate tapestry of emotions, struggles, and triumphs that define our mental health journeys. Mental health disorders affect millions of Americans of all ages. As an agency that approaches education and mental health services for children and their families, this is a particularly...

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Topics: mental health awareness month

For Teens, Self-Esteem Has Never Been More Important

Posted by Maryvale on May 2, 2024 6:06:01 PM

Adolescence is not an easy time. Today’s teens are forced to contend with academic pressures, social media scrutiny, and personal uncertainties. Fostering a healthy sense of self-worth is more crucial than ever. At Maryvale, we believe that confidence and self-esteem are the keys to unlocking resilience and life skills for teenagers and that without positive self-regard, teens face significant mental health risks.

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Topics: self-esteem

How Can Parents Help Children Navigate Social Media?

Posted by Maryvale on Apr 25, 2024 2:23:14 PM

Whether or not you are a proponent of social media in your household, it is bound to play a significant role in the lives of your children and teenagers. A report by Pew Research Center found that 81% of teens aged 13-17 in the United States use social media, with 71% using more than one platform. The average age at which children in the United States get their first smartphone is around 10.3 years old. Despite this, almost 70% of parents are concerned about the impact of social media on their...

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Topics: Kids and Social Media

Why Mental Healthcare is Unique in Minority Communities

Posted by Maryvale on Apr 18, 2024 12:47:38 PM

Mental healthcare is a critical component of well-being, yet minority communities often face unique challenges and disparities in accessing quality mental health services. Historically oppressed communities face barriers to career advancement, social services, and essential healthcare. This issue is compounded by the latent stress many Black, Latino, Indigenous, and other underrepresented groups carry as a result of systemic racism. In honor of Minority Mental Health Month, we recognize the...

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It’s Alcohol Awareness Month. How Can Parents Talk to Teens About Alcohol?

Posted by Maryvale on Apr 10, 2024 5:40:35 PM

Do you remember your first sip of alcohol? No matter how you relate to drinking, it plays a significant role in young peoples’ social identities. As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, we see this as a pivotal time to have open and honest conversations about alcohol, particularly with teenagers. For parents, discussing alcohol with their teens can feel daunting, but it’s a crucial step in promoting responsible decision-making and fostering a healthy relationship with alcohol. There are several...

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Topics: Alcohol Awarness Month