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Keep your child learning during summer – BMC on 2wired2tired

Carrie Krawiec, licensed LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently tapped by blog 2wired2tired for advice on how to keep children stimulated and learning in the summer.  Read the article she wrote below! While the absence of chaotic mornings and hectic school schedules can be a relief for both parents and kids, research shows […]

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BMC Participates in Kadima’s Movie Night for a Screening of “Inside Out”

On Thursday August 25, 2016 Birmingham Maple Clinic participated in Kadima’s Movie Night at Beverly Park. Kadima, provider of comprehensive residential, therapeutic and social services to people with mental health needs, hosted a family-friendly evening featuring Disney Pixar’s 2015 film “Inside Out.” “Inside Out” is the story of an adolescent girl trying to cope with […]

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The Kids Are Alright, But What About Your Spouse?

From Danielle Braff of the Chicago Tribune:  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby and the end of the fairy tale. Relationships suffer for about two out of three couples within the first three years of having a child, according to research by the Seattle-based Gottman Institute. Most couples regularly respond to […]

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BMC Welcomes Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ 950 Radio

Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed local reporter Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ 950 to the clinic this morning for a round of interviews with a variety of clinic staff on topics that affect children, adults, couples and families. Birmingham Maple Clinic therapists discussed infidelity, financial infidelity, boundaries, sexual addiction, reducing addictive online or computer behavior in kids, reducing the impact […]

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Keep the Peace with Your Sister in Law

From Kelly Bryant of pgeveryday.com: In a perfect world, you married into a family where everyone gets along blissfully and all parties have the happy feels all of the time. But since it’s not a perfect world, and no one gets along all of the time — not even your own clan — there are […]

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Caregiver Action Network (caregiveraction.org) the theme for 2015 is “RESPITE: Care for Caregivers”. An estimated 44 million adults serve as caregivers in the United States. Caregiving is a stressful job that requires empathy, patience and reliability. Caregiving typically occurs within immediate families, without compensation and can […]

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Family Therapy Can Help Family Businesses

A recent poll conducted by TNS Custom Research found that most Americans would prefer to not work for a family owned business. The poll found 34 percent of Americans would prefer to work for a family owned business, while 59 percent would rather work for a public company or a private company that was not […]

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Elder Abuse Can Take Many Forms

While we are aware of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and other forms of abuse, we may not think enough about Elder Abuse.  This can take the form of physical and verbal abuse, and can also involve financial abuse by caregivers or relatives of the senior.  An article by Bonnie Kupperman, Executive Editor of […]

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Author Debra Jay Discusses Recovery and Her New Book “It Takes a Family” at BMC

On January 16, 2015 Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed renowned author and interventionist Debra Jay for a lecture on Structured Family Recovery and her newest book It Takes A Family. Debra shared the principles that guide Structured Family Recovery. She also informed the staff of the statistics and empirical data that support this work. She shared information about relapse and […]

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Football, Family Violence and the Future

The  NFL and family violence has been under constant spotlight in recent weeks.  The American public has witnessed over and over again footage of violence. We have entered the private lives of NFL  players and their families.  This has been a highly publicized and criticized process.  Ultimately there is great potential gain for the millions […]

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Family Meals Spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S!

Last week we blogged about research published in JAMA Pediatrics that found teens eating dinner with their families reduced the effects of cyber bullying. The data indicates that when there are no family dinners, there’s an increase in the rates of problems with cyber bullying.  Four or more family dinners a week, however, resulted in […]

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Violent Crime: It’s Not Just About Guns

How is it possible that the shooting in Newtown, CT occurred one full year ago and the same day we learned of another school shooting? We all sat frozen…with dread and disbelief that this could possibly be happening again. What about the 364 days that have passed between the Sandy Hook tragedy and shooting at […]

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It’s Not Just About Guns…

How is it possible that the shooting in Newtown, CT occurred one full year ago and the same day we learned of another school shooting? We all sat frozen…with dread and disbelief that this could possibly be happening again. What about the 364 days that have passed between the Sandy Hook tragedy and shooting at […]

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