Category Archives: Children & Adolescents

Healthy Babies start with Healthy Moms

Aspire Indiana Health’s Syd Ehmke Continues her Series on Infant Mortality Prevention  February, 2017 Greetings and Happy Valentine’s Day!  Like you, I have people in my life that I love and sometimes even give valentines to….. my husband and my … Continue reading

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Ten Questions with Alyssa Pearson

Tell me a little about yourself – your background and your education. Upon graduation from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, I worked as the System Point of Entry (SPOE) for First Steps in Howard County. The … Continue reading

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

UNDERLYING ISSUES WHICH MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THIS PATTERN OCCURRING: Mistaken beliefs about role of parenting—the parent may not buy into the belief that a fundamental role of parenting is to teach subordination to authority. Mistaken belief that limit-setting for the … Continue reading

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

What is ADHD? ADHD is a psychiatric condition marked by the following symptoms: Poor sustained attention: your child may likely have difficulty concentrating on things they are not very interested in. Limited ability to delay gratification (impulsivity). Diminished rule-governed behavior: … Continue reading

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Ask a Wraparound Facilitator

What’s the difference between Systems of Care and Wraparound? It seems like the same thing. They can seem like the same thing but they’re not. Systems of Care is a way of providing care. The systems in the community—like the … Continue reading

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Play Therapy

Play therapy is an empirically validated treatment found to have a large positive effect on children with a wide variety of presenting clinical concerns.  Play therapy is a developmentally responsive approach allowing early intervention which can prevent the onset of … Continue reading

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Community Based Services—the Super Heroes of Aspire

Over the past several months, I have spent time with the community-based staff in order to better understand the services that Aspire provides in the homes and communities within Madison, Hamilton and Marion Counties.  I have gone into homes that … Continue reading

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