Pathways News & Blog

November 13th, 2018

Parents, children, and teachers may hear a lot about executive functioning when it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Executive functioning is a brain system that works to provide us with self-control, manage our short-term memory, and allow us the ability to be flexible. People with ADHD often struggle is in these areas, particularly with the ability to control themselves, focus, organize, and plan. For many this can create difficulties in school or work, followed by…

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September 5th, 2018

Children need to have a clear understanding of your expectations in order to behave appropriately, but it can be challenging for caregivers to set limits and commit to them. Early on in my career, I heard “limits mean love” and it stuck with me. Limits help show children that they are loved, cared for and safe. Here are some of the challenges I’ve seen for caregivers:Setting limits and consistently following up on what is expected. Navigating power struggles and arguing with…

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August 13th, 2018

Dr. Joe Roszkowski is starting a new group this month at Pathways. The Transitions Young Adult Counseling Group is a skill-based and supportive co-ed group format that focuses on increasing effective coping, interpersonal functioning, and life skills necessary to succeed in school, work, and independent living. The group is DBT-Informed with an emphasis on coping/self-regulation, executive functioning skills, and interpersonal and relational strategies.About the Group Leader Dr. Joe…

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July 26th, 2018

Depression & Suicide In a recent study, a group of researchers working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mapped out the suicide rates in counties across the United States. What they found was that 99% of counties in the U.S. saw an increase in suicides by 10% from 2005-2015. This fact is alarming, and here you can see the map in color.This study brings up many questions such as why are suicide rates going up and are there things Americans can be doing differently to…

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June 7th, 2018

The American Psychiatric Association defines Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as “a behavioral condition that makes focusing on everyday requests and routines challenging.” There are 3 types of ADHD, the first being inattentive type. Those with the inattentive type often struggle with remaining focused on the task at hand because their mind wanders. The second is hyperactive type, which has a behavioral component to it, and those with this type often are found fidgeting or…

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