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CHAP: Children's Healing Art Project

CHAP Programs provide fun and engaging art experiences to children with medical challenges, giving these children ongoing opportunities to explore and create, without labels, limits, or fear. Partners include Shriner's Hospital for Children, NW Kidney Kids, and Providence Camp Erin


Sellwood Pediatrics

PDX Parent Magazine Winner, 2018, for Portland's favorite pediatric clinic! Exceptional family care and pediatric services in a neighborly setting.


Yoga Calm

Portland Based Yoga training and workshops from the nationally recognized team of Jim and Lynea Gillen. Their website has resources for child instructors as well as for instructor training. Perfect augmentation to the individual and family counseling you are accessing.

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At the Tip of Your Fingers

Hello, as I read material throughout my day, I come across things that I think express key points about family life. When that happens, I want to share with you. Most of these will be things that others have written for which I will offer brief highlights but, occasionally, I will be writing pieces of my own. Please stay tuned, check back in for new information, and contact me if I can put you in touch with other resources. Best to you, ~Nancy

How temperament plays a role in child/family behavior

August 20, 2017

This is an article by Alice Shannon that was posted in a blog in Psychotherapy Networker. I appreciate her points of view: 1) that not all behavior is the direct result of parenting style or attachment, 2) that innate traits of children influence how they interact with the world, 3) that children thrive much more readily if we can accept these temperamental traits and learn to work with them rather than against them, and 4, behavioral differences can find their rightful place in a healthy family life.

The "Power of Yet" when talking with children

August 21, 2017

Here is a video by Dr. Carol Dweck. She talks about the difference between fostering a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset in children. She shows research that suggests there are concrete ways we can help our children take on challenges with more enthusiasm. A good video to watch.

August 22, 2017

Hello All,
Please join Families Thrive on Thursday, September 21 between 4:00 and 7:00 PM to celebrate together the opening of this new family based practice. There will be refreshments and community information as well as a chance to meet and greet. YOU are most welcome and please invite others who you think might be interested. RSVP's are helpful but not necessary. See you on the 21st!

Coping With Stress: 7 Tips for Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

January 17, 2023

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