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Caring for Your Whole Child Wethersfield CT

Creating a secure environment is the most important way to meet your child s emotional needs. For a child, physical and emotional safety is imperative. Physically, she needs the security that comes from structure and order. This can be obtained by imposing gentle structure on her time, surroundings, and belongings.

Ms. Caroline Farnham
Caroline Farnham, LCSW
(860) 523-9522
682 Prospect Ave
Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Evelyn Benoit
(860) 212-0289
998 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT
Licensed in Connecticut
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Audrey Bennett
Audrey Bennett
(860) 819-8570
100 West Main Street
Plainville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LADC
Licensed in Connecticut
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Linda Rosenfield
Adolescent & Family Counseling Center, LLC
(203) 271-1234
The Republic Building / Suite 23 350 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Phyllis Pavlik
Tranquil Perspectives, LLC
(860) 919-9762
408-426 Highland Avenue Building A, Office 8
Cheshire, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenti
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lisa Elswit
Lisa Elswit, LCSW
(860) 461-7964
682 Prospect Ave.
Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illn
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Chuck Harpin
Connecticut Consultants Associaltes LLC
(860) 674-9102
10 Pheasant Hill Rd.
Farmington., CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Nelson Bayron
(860) 621-8093
790 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Prof. Reinhold Hekeler
Counseling Associates
(203) 272-8933
135 Green Hill Lane
Cheshire, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Prof. Emeritus
Licensed in Connecticut
45 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Stacie Cull
(860) 693-0360
101 River Rd.
Collinsville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Caring for Your Whole Child

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Parent & Child

Caring for Your Whole Child
By Caron B. Goode 
Email kygardner@verizon.net
Mar 27, 2006, 23:48

   

Your child is a unique blend of traits, habits, and qualities. This blend is what makes her an individual. Therefore, caring for a child demands we address the whole person, not just part of her. While every child must be approached on her level, all children have five basic needs. They are physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual. These needs are basic to all human beings, and having them met is crucial to your child s growth and development.

Wholistic Care

Physically

Humans have three basic physical needs. We all need oxygen, water, and food to live. In our world, the quality of these things varies. These differences affect our bodies and how they respond to daily living. Polluted air and toxic water and food does not offer our bodies ample energy. On the other hand, pure air, water, and food allow the body to function at its best. While it is hard to control air and water quality, most parents can control what their children eat. Eating a healthy diet gives your child the strength to meet life head on. That means eating foods that are high in fiber and low in fat. It also means eating enough protein, fruits, and vegetables. In addition, parents should choose foods that are free of additives, preservatives, and food coloring.

Emotionally

Creating a secure environment is the most important way to meet your child s emotional needs. For a child, physical and emotional safety is imperative. Physically, she needs the security that comes from structure and order. This can be obtained by imposing gentle structure on her time, surroundings, and belongings. You may choose to include morning and bedtime rituals, routine meal times, and when age appropriate, chores. Emotionally, she needs a stable environment, which includes knowing her parents or mentors will be there when she needs them. It is from this place of absolute safety that she will develop and mature emotionally.

Socially

All children need support. For younger children, the family fills that role. As children age, however, that changes. They start moving into different communities and develop the desire to belong and achieve. They also begin to want friends and to be part of a larger group. In order for their social needs to be met, children must be encouraged to grow beyond the family. They must also have good role models on which they can build their own brand of social interaction. As with most things, children model their social behaviors after the ones their parents exhibit. Therefore, it is important your children see you as a friend and community member. Let them see you display acts of kindness and affection. Also, let them see you give and receive social support during times of adversity. By watching you, they will acquire the skills necessary to formulate a support group outside th...

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