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Problem Gambling and the Holidays

The holiday season is an important time to check in with loved ones about their gambling activities—and to talk with youth about the risks of…

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Want to Be Happier? Be Grateful!

November is generally when we start thinking about the upcoming holiday season. This time of year is often marked with gatherings of family and friends,…

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Turn Your Life Experience into a Career Helping Others

If you’re looking for a career that lets you turn a challenging life experience into an opportunity to help others, consider becoming a Family Peer…

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Six Realistic Self-Care Practices for Right Now

It’s tempting to use the pandemic as a reason we don’t have time or energy to take care of ourselves right now. It seems that…

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5 Ways to Make Virtual Back-to-School the Best Possible Experience

By Patricia R. Williams M.S. Ed, MS-ABA, BCAT, CFPS Family Peer Support Referral Specialist With many school districts choosing to begin the school year with…

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A Kindness Practice for Families

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…

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

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…

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What is an Emotional Disability?

“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…

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Are Video Games Priming Our Children for Gambling?

“Right now we are living in a new world, one that we have never experienced before, and with this new world comes the challenge of…

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MCF’s Overdose Response Program: Getting Naloxone to Those in Need

Naloxone, a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, can rapidly restore normal breathing in a person who has overdosed on heroin or another opioid.…

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Building a Magical Bond With Your Young Child

Secrets from one who has walked in your footsteps…stepping on legos and cheerios By Rachel E. Stoyanov, FPSS, MCF’s Midshore Regional Team I teach lots…

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2019 Annual Report Released

Maryland Coalition of Families is pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report. As we have grown to become one of the largest family-run organizations in…

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