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Separation Anxiety in Children

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Separation Anxiety in Children

What is separation anxiety? Does my child have it? From the moment your child is born, you spend every second of your day with your child, which is a good thing because your child needs you, especially when they have weeks or months that they’ve been born. You only want to be near…

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Marriage and a New Baby

Maintaining A Good Marriage While Managing A New Baby You and your significant other recently got married or have been married for a while. Both of you are happy enjoying each other’s company and living a happy life. Then one day, both of you find out that you’re having a baby. It’s very…

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Safe Haven

  As social workers, our main goal is to provide support and assistance through various life-changing events. Our values remind us that it is our responsibility to protect children from abuse, neglect, and any other form of maltreatment. Year after year there have been countless infants abandoned in unsafe locations where they face…

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Agency Adoption vs Independent Adoption

  As birth mothers and adoptive families may research their options regarding adoption, they will find there are many different types of professionals involved in the adoption process. Adoption agencies could be viewed as more of an encompassing multi-disciplinary team approach while independent adoptions facilitated solely by adoption attorneys could be viewed as…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

There is no denying that wintertime in Chicago can be a very long and gloomy few months. Once the cold fall weather sets in and the clouds have blanketed the sky, it can feel as if the sun goes into hibernation until March. Mentally, emotionally, and physically, this time of year can be…

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PostPartum Depression

Women hope and pray for a safe pregnancy. Discovering their pregnancy is affected by postpartum depression is devastating. However, postpartum depression can be treated through counseling. We at Hopeful Beginnings provide free counseling from qualified counselors for women experiencing postpartum depression. With time and treatment, recovery is possible Have you been feeling empty,…

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Anxiety during and after pregnancy

Is it normal to have anxiety?   We all experience some type of anxiety in our everyday life. We can feel anxious about making difficult decisions, doing a presentation, or dealing with financial issues. Anxiety is a feeling of worry or uneasiness due to stressful situations. Many women can experience anxiety during and…

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Why you shouldn’t spank your child

As a parent, the first response to a child acting up is discipline. Due to generational patterns and behaviors, many of us learned that spanking was the first and foremost form of discipline. According to Robert Sege and Benjamin Siegel (2018), there is a strong correlation between corporal punishment being linked to and…

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