The Downside of Resilience

The New York



Sunday Review


BEHIND a half-century of policies to promote child development, there lies an assumption: that children are essentially equally affected by the environments they grow up in, and that positive interventions like preschool education should therefore help all children. But what if this […]

Looking Out for Number One (Your Child, That Is): Ways to Help Build Self Esteem in Teens

blue fireBy Francis Van de Beuken

Blue Fire Wilderness

Building self esteem in teens begins at home. Only too many parents find themselves in a situation where they believe “tough love” strengthens their child’s spirit. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t. In many ways, a child is a reflection of the parent. […]

March 26th, 2016|Articles, Blue Fire Wilderness, Teens, Uncategorized|

Defining Level 1 Autism: Distinguishing Why Different Levels of Care are Needed for Different Traits






By: Carl Smoot, PhD, Shane A. Whiting, Ph.D., LMFT, Brandon Moffitt, LPC

The Aspiro Group

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined as having persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts. The current DSM-5 diagnostic manual has separated the disorder into three varying degrees:

Level […]

March 23rd, 2016|Articles, Autism, Uncategorized|