After the Attack on the Boston Marathon: How to Feel Safe in an Unsafe World

Ideas for psychotherapists, educators, community leaders, nurses, religious leaders, and, above all, parents of children in an unsafe world.

We all were still shocked and horrified by the terrible shooting of small children and their teachers at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown,…

How to Help Children Cope with a School Shooting

From trauma specialist Saliha Bava (and N. A. Wetzel):

I. How to help children cope with the news of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

[I am numbed to hear of the horrible mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut. My heart goes out to all the families and communities that…

Hurricane Sandy: Devastation and Strength in Families and Communities

The recent hurricane hit numerous families living in shore communities of New Jersey and New York with devastating power. Many clients of Princeton Family Institute work and live in communities that were directly affected. Countless people participated in the efforts to assist neighbors who lost their…

Beginning Psychotherapy

Beginning psychotherapy or counseling is an important step, but often not an easy one. It is quite common to be uncomfortable or at least cautious about starting therapy. Indeed, caution and discomfort can be useful; they can alert us to important aspects of the decision-making process. Some people…