ANXIOUS KIDS AND ANXIOUS PARENTS: USING A FAMILY SYSTEMS LENS TO HEAL

Our kids are not all right.  Children and adolescent anxiety and depression after stabilizing in the 1970s and ’80s and declining in the early ’90s have started to rise and they haven’t stopped. In fact, anxiety disorders are by far the most common psychiatric condition in children. And today’s parents are as anxious as their children. Anxious…

Addiction in the Family: Family Trauma Solutions

Alcohol or substance-abuse in the family is often a central theme around which the entire family is organized and operates. Yet, substance-abuse treatment is often individual focused and does not actively involve the entire family. State of the Problem Family members with substance-abuse are often treated in separate silos. For example, it is commonplace for…

Why Family Systems Trauma (FST)?

Everywhere we turn, there seems to be another book or article on trauma treatment with the individual child. But there are three missing core pieces.