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Using the Stages of Change to Help a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

Tara Wetherell - Tuesday, August 04, 2020
If you have a loved one with a drug or alcohol problem, it can be hard to understand why addiction happens and why it is so hard to escape the cycle of substance use. You may want to help, but feel unsure where to start or what to do. Maryland Coalition of Families is here to help! On Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 PM, MCF staff will present Exploring the Stages of Change:  ..

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A Kindness Practice for Families

Tara Wetherell - Tuesday, August 04, 2020
It is neurologically impossible to be both stressed out, and really loving and kind at the same time. When members of our family feel stressed—even young children—their ability to be empathetic and compassionate towards others dwindles away. This results in short tempers, selfish behaviors and hurt feelings all around. While it is just not possible to be per ..

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What is an Emotional Disability?

Tara Wetherell - Tuesday, August 04, 2020
“Emotional Disturbance” is a term used in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law that ensures students with a disability are provided with a free, appropriate public education that is tailored to their needs. Because the term “emotionally disturbed” is so stigmatizing, in 2010 a group of advocates spearheaded by MCF pushed for legislation that ..

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