What’s in an Acronym…LGBTQIAP (and other inclusive language discussions)

Before going into language and labels and identity, start with a question from Diversity & Inclusion 101: “does the difference make a difference?” Before deciding “what label” to use, realize that someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity is subjective, personal and private, and that labeling may be a form of discrimination. That said, language around…

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Can Watching Media Cause Symptoms of Trauma or PTSD?

Q.  Can someone be traumatized over something horrible they’ve witnessed over the news? A. Yes. It’s called “vicarious trauma.” According to the US Veterans Administration, research generally finds an association between watching media coverage of traumatic events and stress symptoms. Furthermore, too much trauma-related television viewing may have a negative impact, especially on children. A…

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Dr. Jacquot on Transgender and Gender Nonconformity in the Workplace at NIEAPA Conference June 6

Dr. Margo Jacquot will speak at the 39th Annual NIEAPA Conference of the Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace IL.  Dr. Jacquot’s topic, “Transgender and gender nonconformity in the workplace: What is all this gender business, and what does it have to do…

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Monthly Meet-up: Helping Parents and Families with Gender Creative, Gender Non-conforming and Transgender Children

Hi all, Please join us for our monthly networking/learning meeting on Friday, April 21 from 9:30 to 11 am. We meet at The Juniper Center Park Ridge location at 1440 Renaissance Dr., Suite 320. This month we will be discussing… Where’s the Owner’s Manual for This One: Helping parents and families who have gender creative, gender…

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Mariann Smith Joins The Juniper Center Counseling and Therapy Services in Northfield.

Providing Addiction Recovery and Marriage Counseling Northfield The Juniper Center, which provides counseling and therapy services in Northfield, IL, is pleased to welcome Mariann Smith, LCPC, LMFT, CADC to the practice. Smith began her career in the field of substance abuse (CADC is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor) and became a Licensed Marriage…

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How To Negotiate Problematic Situations

  Nowadays, “how to negotiate problematic situations” may refer to simple, every day conversations. Whether it’s something you hoped to avoid or just the every day difference of opinion, here are some tips to avoid potential landmines. Use your intellect instead of your feelings. Think about what is happening. Think about what you would like to…

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