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The Toxic Effects of Trauma

Traumatic childhood events may have long-term effects on the developing child’s mind and body. Many mental health conditions, such as ADHD, depression and substance abuse disorders, as well as medical issues, including certain cancers, high blood pressure and cholesterol, appear to be influenced by childhood trauma.

David Read Johnson, PhD, Co-Director of the Post Traumatic Stress Center in New Haven, will review the scientific research, describe cases from his clinical experience, and offer guidance on how families can use this information to avoid treatments that do not work or are not needed.

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Notes for a First-Year Teacher

Dear first-year teacher, Welcome to the profession. I know it’s been a few weeks since you officially started, but I was too busy getting my kids (and myself) ready for the school year to get this post finished sooner. During this whirlwind, I saw you setting up. You turned the key in your new classroom […]

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Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Fairfield County

Education might be the most valuable thing we can provide for our children. With so many options out there it’s hard to know what may be the best fit since each child grows and learns in their own unique way. To help, we’ve put together our first annual Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools [...]
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The Places You’ll Go: Visiting the Dr. Seuss & Eric Carle Museums

Like many families, my children’s bookshelves include books by both Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. Did you know that we have two museums dedicated to these authors/illustrators within driving distance of Fairfield County? Whether you’d prefer a day-trip or a night-away, we highly recommend visiting them both! The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum The Amazing World of […]

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