Autolesiones

What is Self-Harm?  Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves on purpose as a way of trying to manage distressing or overwhelming feelings and experiences. Someone who is self-harming might be dealing with lots of intense thoughts and feelings, and hurting themselves may feel like the only way to cope. Or, they might feel numb and …

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Depresión post-parto

What is perinatal depression? Perinatal depression is a mood disorder that can affect women during pregnancy and after childbirth. The word “perinatal” refers to the time before and after the birth of a child. Perinatal depression includes depression that begins during pregnancy (called prenatal depression) and depression that begins after the baby is born (called …

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Educación para padres

Whether you are a first time parent, a resource parent, Parenting again,  Parenting multiple children, Adoption Parenting,  We can all agree that parenting is hard!  There is no such thing as a perfect parent, but there is such thing as a parent who is “Good Enough”.   At CHAOS we strive to support parents from …

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LGBTQ+

Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Child The day your child comes out to you is an emotional day for both of you. Whether you had a feeling all along, or the news was a surprise, the most important thing for you to do is to listen, accept them for who they are, and do your best to …

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Dolores de cabeza

What causes a headache? The exact cause of headaches is not completely understood. It is thought that many headaches are the result of tight muscles and dilated, or expanded, blood vessels in the head. Although migraine headaches were previously thought to be due to dilated blood vessels in the brain, newer theories suggest that changes …

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Desafíos de comportamiento

What are Behavior Challenges?  Children sometimes argue, are aggressive, act angry or defiant around others. These behaviors become concerning once they are uncommon for the child’s age at the time, persist over a long period of time, occur in more than one setting, impact personal relationships, or safety is an issue.  Common Behavior Challenges Defiance …

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TDAH

What is ADHD?  Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).  ADHD is often first identified in school-aged …

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Chelle Osara, CSWA

Chelle Osara, CSWA

Credentials: CSWA, QMHP, CPE :: Memberships: NASW, ORAPT, OPEC Professional Experience Earned my B.S. in Child and Family Studies at Portland State University, and Masters of Social Work at Portland State University in 2019. I have a special educational focus in Play Therapy and Parent Education.  Before coming to work at CHAOS, I have worked …

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Anthony Romero, LCSW

Anthony Romero, LCSW

Anthony graduated with his Master of Social Work in 2017 from the University of Michigan where he was a Detroit Clinical Scholar.  He received his bachelor’s in psychology from Weber State University. Anthony has experience working in multiple settings such as community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, residential living, schools, and private practice. He is a Certified Clinical Sandtray Therapist, and is currently working on his Registered Play Therapist certification.

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Depression

What is Depression?  Occasionally being sad or feeling hopeless is a part of every child’s life. However, some children feel sad or uninterested in things that they used to enjoy, or feel helpless or hopeless in situations they are able to change. Some children may not talk about their helpless and hopeless thoughts, and may …

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