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Tag Archives: Counseling

The words you never want to hear a parent say

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Our executive director recently received a note from a mom whose son is consumed with his addiction. “I myself feel very guilty and a failure as parent because I knew this could happen to him. I talked to him about it several times…” she wrote. “But talking and a good family weren’t enough.” You can read Mark’s response in the …
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Talking about addiction? Word choice matters.

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This spring, the Associated Press Stylebook removed the word “addict” as a noun. This change is important for humanizing people with drug addictions. “When you call someone an addict, it reduces them to just that,” said Mark Redmond, our ED. “But it’s just one element of their being — they’re a mother or a brother …
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Mark Redmond on Comcast Newsmakers

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On Monday, December 8th, Executive Director Mark Redmond was featured on Comcast Newsmakers. He spoke about what makes Spectrum services unique…
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Annie Ramniceanu Presented with Outstanding Professional Award

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The KidSafe Collaborative Lunch was held on April 17, 2014 and we were so pleased when our own, Annie Ramniceanu, was presented with the Outstanding Professional Award for her work to support the youth and families in our communities. Chief Mike Schirling presented her with the award and here’s what he had to say about Annie: “For …
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