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Behavioral Health

Ask Dr. Doug: Typical Toddler Behavior or ADHD?

Q: We have a very rambunctious 3-year-old. I know that’s pretty normal for this age, but he doesn’t seem able... Read more ›

MORE Good Day Oregon: Autism

In this segment, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, pediatric psychologist Dr. Ryan Lloyd discusses the ABCs of autism –

Tips to Help Your Child (& Yourself) Beat the Winter Blues

Authors: Audelia DeCosta, LCSW & Erin Grady, PhD The Pacific Northwest is known for its many amazing qualities: the outdoors, mountain snow, beautiful... Read more ›

Promoting Positive Behavior in Your Preschool-Aged Child

Do you have a preschooler at home? Then like me, you know what a roller coaster ride it can be!... Read more ›

Las Vegas Tragedy: Children & Traumatic Events

The events that have unfolded within the last 24 hours have been both tragic and confusing. When trauma strikes on... Read more ›

MORE Good Day Oregon: PRIDE Skills

In this segment, Dr. Erin Grady discusses PRIDE skills and how to incorporate them into special playtime with your child.

Reassuring Children After Tragedy

Nothing hurts more profoundly than the tragic loss of young life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hoffman family... Read more ›

What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy?

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a family-centered treatment approach proven effective for children, ages 2 to 7, and their caregivers.

How can Parent-Child Interaction Therapy help prevent child abuse?

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) reduces risk of child abuse by encouraging positive interaction between parent and child and training parents

How does Parent-Child Interaction Therapy work?

Sitting behind a one-way mirror, I coach the parent via an “ear bug” audio device, guiding them through strategies that

The ABCs of Sleeping

Source Melissa Gendron, MSc, Project Coordinator, Corkum LABS, Dalhousie University.

Supporting Children After Natural Disasters

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families impacted by the recent storms in Oklahoma. At Metropolitan... Read more ›

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