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ACE Summit: Changing the Conversation About Trauma

By Cathy Huntley, Childwise Communications and Project Manager The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is possibly the most important public health study ever done, and the largest study of its kind. The study examines the health and social effects of ACEs over the lifespan, demonstrating that childhood adversity appears to determine the likelihood of the … Read more

What it Takes: The Challenge of Helping Emotionally Disturbed Children Heal

By Meegan Bryce, MSW, Intermountain Residential Director We all experience moments of keen awareness that there are certain jobs we could just never do.  For me there are many–hospice worker, accountant, politician–just to name a few. When I tell people about our work at Intermountain they occasionally say, “I don’t know how you do it.”  … Read more

Don’t Wait Until They Hit Bottom!

By Joelle Johnson, LCSW, LAC, Intermountain Project Director This June, Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates its 80th birthday.  Over the past eight decades, countless numbers of people found recovery through this program.  AA meetings now exist in over 170 countries, each differing slightly but still maintaining the fundamental steps and traditions that were originally designed by a … Read more

Success Through Sensory Diets: How Sensory Processing Awareness Can Create Happier Children

By Michaela Parker, MOTR/L | Intermountain Occupational Therapist Just as your child needs food throughout the course of the day, he or she needs sensory input spread out over the whole day as well. A “sensory diet” is a carefully designed, personalized activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused … Read more

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