Tag: Trauma and Grief Center

April 10, 2024

A gunman stole his twin from him. This is what he’s learned about grieving a sibling

This article was published by NPR on April 10, 2024. Read or listen to the full story on NPR’s website.  Zion Kelly still thinks of himself as a twin. By the time he and his…

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February 13, 2024

Seeking professional help for mental health

This segment aired on KPRC Click2Houston on February 13, 2024.  Psychologist Dr. Julie Kaplow talks about how shootings affect people and how to reach out for help if you or someone you know is facing…

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January 4, 2024

Silent struggles: Grieving Houston-area students’ well-being at stake as COVID-19 funds fade

This article was published by Houston Landing on January 4, 2024. Each day after his shift as a machine operator, Eliberto Ortega used to walk through the front door of his east Houston home, take…

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November 15, 2023

How to support grieving children over the holidays: 5 tips from a child psychologist

For many of us, the holiday season is a happy and joyful time that we look forward to all year. But after experiencing the death of a loved one, the holidays can be a very…

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October 30, 2023

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Meadows Institute’s Dr. Julie Kaplow Discusses New Book on Supporting Bereaved Children

Dr. Kaplow’s new book, “Multidimensional Grief Therapy: A Flexible Approach to Assessing and Supporting Bereaved Youth”  This month, to help us commemorate National Children’s Grief Awareness Month, we were privileged to sit down for a…

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September 7, 2023

Discussing school safety with kids

This article was published by Click2Houston on September 7, 2023. Students are well-informed about school safety and they probably have more opinions than you may know. That is why discussing fears or concerns with your…

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September 6, 2023

Con este programa buscan capacitar a estudiantes de trabajo social en Houston en temas de salud mental

This segment ran on KXLN Houston (Univision) on September 6, 2023. View on Univision’s website.

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July 20, 2023

New Study Finds Grief Therapy May Reduce Violent Behavior Among Incarcerated Youth

A new research study published in the American Psychological Association’s journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, and co-authored by Dr. Julie Kaplow, executive director of the Trauma and Grief Center at the Meadows Mental…

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May 23, 2023

Mass shootings taking toll on children’s mental health: ‘Our kids should not have to live like this’

This article was published by the Houston Chronicle on May 23, 2023. Nora Senske and her classmates sat in a locked basement classroom at Lamar High School for several hours on a recent Monday as…

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December 1, 2022

Grief and trauma training is unexpectedly healing for school district staff in Texas

This interview was released by NPR on December 1, 2022. At a school district in Texas, mental health professional training to address grief and trauma is healing for school-based therapists and social workers who lost…

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October 13, 2022

Galena Park ISD launches ‘Handle with Care’ program to help kids coping with trauma

This article was originally published by the Houston Chronicle on October 13, 2022. Educators are teaming up with law enforcement to launch a program at a Houston-area school district that aims to quickly link students…

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September 26, 2022

Houston grandmother left to care for twins who lost their mother to gun violence: ‘I’m starting over’

This article was originally published by the Houston Chronicle on September 26, 2022. In memories tucked away on a phone, Chant’e Mahogany Wilson appears full of life: Smiling in selfies, holding her twin daughters on…

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September 9, 2022

Black girls are experiencing record rates of self-injury and death by suicide

This article was originally published by Youth Today on September 9, 2022. Emergency room visits for suicidal thoughts and self-injury are on the rise, with Black girls and LGBTQ youth experiencing record rates of self-injury…

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September 6, 2022

Nearly 8 million kids lost a parent or primary caregiver to the pandemic

This article was originally published by NPR on September 6, 2022. A new international study estimates that from January 1, 2020, to May, 1, 2022, nearly 8 million kids age 18 and under lost a…

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July 24, 2022

Losing a parent can derail teens’ lives. A high school grief club aims to help

This article was originally published by NPR on July 24, 2022. Shortly after Elizabeth George started her freshman year in high school last fall, her parents tested positive for COVID-19. And Elizabeth stepped up to…

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August 20, 2021

Mental health challenges await students, educators as they head back to school

Back to school might foster hopeful thoughts of back to normal. Unfortunately, nothing about COVID-19 has been normal, and returning to the classroom will require a thoughtful approach to address the significant mental health needs…

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