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Childproofing for Your Toddler's Safety Grand Haven MI

Granny syndrome-the pattern of accidental ingestion of a grandparents' medication-appears to be mainly the result of failure in patient education, which is a correctable condition. Patients need to be aware that access, not choice of container, has the most impact on prevention. Unattended purses or counters and low shelves allow for easy access to potentially deadly items for children.

Mrs. Bernadette Ryan
Harbor Psychological Associates
(231) 726-2299
1148 Fourth St
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MA,LLP,LPC
Licensed in Michigan
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Stacey Vandenberg
(231) 739-6840
Muskegon, MI
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tony Bordenkircher
(616) 209-3860
Holland Family Counseling36 West 8th Street
Holland, MI
Specialties
Marriage and Family Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fuller Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Pamela Manela
Pamela Manela, LMSW, PLLC (ACSW, LMFT)
(248) 593-1717
32270 Telegraph Rd. Suite 240
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW-CM, LMFT, ACSW, DCSW, SSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Dis
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students, Diabetes
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Jackie Price
Jackie Price, MSW, ACSW, LMSW
(810) 220-0271
1086 Charles Orndorf Drive
Brighton, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Mark Rankin
Shoreline Consultation Services
(231) 733-5334
1435 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, CCS-M
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, E
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Olivia J Noack
(616) 951-4132
217 E. 24th St.
Holland, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Grand Valley State University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ASR Physicians Care

Ms. Judy Baldridge
Family Mediation & Counseling Services
(586) 772-3313
23780 Harper Ave., Suite B
St. Clair Shores, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,ACSW,BCD,LMFT,LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Mary Peacock
Minges Brook Counseling Service
(269) 979-4800
9 Heritage Oak Lane, Suite 9
Battle Creek, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal R
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Christa Galer
Christa M. Galer, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC
(231) 660-1264
211 Maple Sreet Suite 1
Big Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, CAADC
Licensed in Michigan
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Curious Toddlers Can't Resist the Potentially Dangerous Goodies in Grandma's Purse

   

Chicago, IL)- A natural curiosity and the desire to mimic behavior by adult family members can prompt small children to sample medications found around the home. Often adults forget that children are natural explorers who are able to move quickly and will generally put anything they get their hands on in their mouths.

A child's grandparents, often among the most loving adults in a child's life, can be the most common source of these dangerous medications. "Grandparents' medications account for 10- 20 percent of unintentional pediatric intoxications in the United States," said Robin McFee, D.O., an osteopathic physician and lead researcher in a recent study of pediatric pharmaceutical exposures, which ran in The JAOA- The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. "It is quite common for older adults to take several medications and carry them around in handbags or store them on counters and easy to reach locations. Unfortunately, children's curious nature leads them to explore what is in these containers."

In one case a 3-year-old boy was brought into the emergency room by his mother and grandmother after he ingested an unknown quantity and assortment of medications. The grandmother had placed her purse on the sofa for a moment and when she returned she discovered the boy had opened her purse and was playing with her pills. When he saw her he said, "M&M's, Nana," referring to the popular candy. At the hospital the grandmother told doctors that she keeps several days worth of pills in a sandwich bag because it is easier for her to open. Fortunately, the doctors were able to determine what pills the child ingested and he recovered quickly.

Granny syndrome-the pattern of accidental ingestion of a grandparents' medication-appears to be mainly the result of failure in patient education, which is a correctable condition. Patients need to be aware that access, not choice of container, has the most impact on prevention. Unattended purses or counters and low shelves allow for easy access to potentially deadly items for children.

Dr. McFee recommends taking these precautions:

1. Child-proof the houses of elderly relatives if they will be caring for children.

2. Avoid leaving any medication (nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products, prescriptions, or vitamins) unattended or within easy reach of children.

3. Avoid leaving medications in non-child-resistant containers.

4. Don't leave pocketbooks, purses, tote bags or jackets containing medication on the floor or within easy reach of children-even if the medications are in child-resistant containers.

5. Anticipate that children are natural explorers and will taste-test everything. To a child, pills look like candy.

6. Be aware that children will get into places that they shouldn't g...

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