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Coaching Parents in Storytelling Washington DC

There are parents, siblings, teachers, and friends. There are also characters who are dealing with the same situations they are. In this way, stories help children know they are not alone in their problems. They also let them see someone else handle the issue. Once exposed to how a storybook character masters a difficult situation, children are often inspired to tackle their own problems.

Mr. Daniel Wilson
Daniel W. Wilson, PLLC
(202) 669-5959
1350 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 1030
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, At
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Margaret Stohner
Margaret R. Stohner, LICSW
(202) 686-6335
4600 Connecticut Ave. NW, #223
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress
Populations Served
Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Nancy Barskey
Nancy Barskey LICSW
(202) 363-4826
4801 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 505
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, BCD
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationsh
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Jennifer Kogan
(202) 215-2790
4000 Albemarle Street, NW Suite 510
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Carol Hendler
Carol Hendler, LCSW-C, CSAT
(301) 718-6298
5480 Wisconsin Ave Suite 220
Chevy Chase, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Offenders/Perpetrators, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Berlin
SDB Psychotherapy
(202) 333-1787
1010 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, CASAC
Licensed in DC
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, 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. Jeanine Lamb
Jeanine Lamb, MSW
(301) 518-6947
3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite # 237-D
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, Paren
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Eileen Katz-Schulman
Family Matters Therapy
(410) 340-7556
16th St. NW
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MS LMFT
Licensed in DC
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Irwin Family Health LLC
(703) 780-1261
1240 North Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA
Services
Stress Management, Family Therapy, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Nutrition, Homeopathy, Family Practice
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

Data Provided by:
Mr. Paul Kelner
Paul H. Kelner, LCSW-C
(301) 388-0178
8830 Cameron Court Suite 101
Silver Spring, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, LICSW
Licensed in Maryland
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Disorders, Sexuality Issues, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Coaching Parents in Storytelling

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Parent & Child

Coaching Parents in Storytelling
By Caron B. Goode 
Email kygardner@verizon.net
Mar 23, 2006, 21:49
   

Stories take us to magical places. They take us outside the realm of our reality and immerse us in a world of possibilities. These possibilities make storytelling an excellent tool for helping children meet the challenges of everyday living. Many children find it hard to discuss their problems. They may feel embarrassed, guilty or shy. Stories offer them a safe place to explore and identify their emotions. When children hear or read stories they become part of another world. It is a world similar to the one in which they live. There are parents, siblings, teachers, and friends. There are also characters who are dealing with the same situations they are. In this way, stories help children know they are not alone in their problems. They also let them see someone else handle the issue. Once exposed to how a storybook character masters a difficult situation, children are often inspired to tackle their own problems.

Storytelling Tips

What's the problem? Before choosing a story to read or tell parents first need to pinpoint the problem. This can be difficult if your child is hesitant to share. Think back to the recent past. Has anything changed? Did you move? Did your child change schools or classrooms? Have you noticed that your child is not talking about or playing with the same children as before? Is your child having a hard time grasping a particular subject? Has your toddler developed a fear of the dark? Any change in routine, fear or new challenge may cause problems for your child.

Look for the book. Once parents identify the problem, they need to find a book that addresses it. Look for stories that are age appropriate and will appeal to your child. Your local librarian can help with this. Another resource is Books to Grow With - A Guide to Using the Best Children s Fiction for Everyday Issues and Tough Challenges. This reference book, written by Cheryl Coon, offers parents reading suggestions on over one hundred topics. From toilet training to starting school to death, there is a book written about it.

Accentuate the positive. Make sure that the story you choose has a positive message and positive values. The story is your tool. It is what will help you give your child the confidence to succeed. By seeing a character overcome a tough situation, the child gets the message it is possible. That he can do it too.

Choose a good time and place. Choosing when and where you share stories with your child can be as important as the story itself. Children will not benefit fully from the message if they are not focused. Pick a comfortable place with no noise or distractions. Choose a time when your child is more centered and less restless. If you have a young child, hold him close or on your lap so that there will be a connection. Also, if you are reading to more th...

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