American River Family Counseling

American River Family Counseling

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We are proud to support the Sacramento LGBTQ+ community. Please check out our website for important resources.
Happy Big Day of Giving! At ARFC we believe in supporting adoptive families. Capital Adoptive Families Alliance provides free post- adoption services to families in the Sacramento area. For more information about them, please check out their website. https://www.capadoptfam.org/

Please join us at ARFC and consider donating on this Big Day of Giving to this great non-profit!
Looking for something fun for the family this weekend? Our very own wonderful therapist, Kayla Morgan, is also a fantastic artist who will making art with the Elk Grove community at the Festival of the Arts-Elk Grove. Bring the kids and join us at the Kids Zone to get those creative juices flowing! Free admission, food, drinks and entertainment! https://elkgrovefineartscenter.org/workshops-and-events/festival-of-the-arts/
We celebrate all women! #InternationalWomensDay2022
Here is some insight on how to talk to children about wartime in Ukraine 🇺🇦

https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2022/children-teens-war-ukraine
ARFC would like to welcome our newest licensed therapist! Say hello to Katie Green! Katie is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children, teens and families in a variety of mental health settings. She is taking on new clients at this time. If interested in working with Katie, please message us!
We honor MLK today with remembrance of the ground-breaking "I Have A Dream" speech in 1968 (Read the entire speech below, courtesy of NPR)

https://www.npr.org/2010/01/18/122701268/i-have-a-dream-speech-in-its-entirety
Happy new year! Thank you for making 2021 an excellent year for ARFC! We appreciate you all! We are excited for what’s in store for 2022!
Happy New Year from ARFC! We are excited to share 2022 with you all!
Happy holidays to all from American River Family Counseling!
Domestic violence awareness month. Click on this link for women and men’s resources if you or someone you know is at risk of domestic violence: https://onefatherslove.com/domesticviolence.aspx

Courtesy of one fathers love website.
At ARFC, we recognize the indigenous peoples of the United States and the ways in which they have been victims of genocide and have suffered and continue to suffer on going discrimination. Today we honor the memories of those who are no longer with us, their history and contributions.

Article courtesy of NPR

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/11/1044823626/indigenous-peoples-day-native-americans-columbus
From all of us at ARFC: Happy Hispanic Heritage month! Here’s a link to some Sacramento area events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ca--sacramento/hispanic/
We have reached Back to School season! This article from Child Mind Institute teaches us how to recognize and aid kids with anxiety about returning to school in the age of COVID. ARFC is here to help with these transitions and coping with the anxiety families experience with new school year adjustments. Click on the link to read the full article: https://childmind.org/article/back-to-school-anxiety-during-covid/
Join us for Comic Book Club! Sign up online at www.arfamilycounseling.com and click "groups"
Interested in being in a therapy group for kids, teens or adults? ARFC is now forming groups for the Fall! Head over to our website to fill out an inquiry or send us a Facebook message if interested! https://www.arfamilycounseling.com/group Groups include topics such as: anxiety management, social skills, adoption issues and more!

At American River Family Counseling, we celebrate all types of families. We define family the way you do! Let us help you on your journey toward finding healthy and happy relationships.

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We are proud to support the Sacramento LGBTQ+ community. Please check out our website for important resources.

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Capital Adoptive Families Alliance 05/05/2022

Capital Adoptive Families Alliance

Happy Big Day of Giving! At ARFC we believe in supporting adoptive families. Capital Adoptive Families Alliance provides free post- adoption services to families in the Sacramento area. For more information about them, please check out their website. https://www.capadoptfam.org/

Please join us at ARFC and consider donating on this Big Day of Giving to this great non-profit!

Capital Adoptive Families Alliance Post adoption support services for the adoption community. We serve post adoption services to foster adopt families, private adoptions, kinship adoptions, domestic adoptions, international adoptions, special needs adoption.

Elk Grove Festival of the Arts - Elk Grove Fine Arts Center 04/27/2022

Elk Grove Festival of the Arts - Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Looking for something fun for the family this weekend? Our very own wonderful therapist, Kayla Morgan, is also a fantastic artist who will making art with the Elk Grove community at the Festival of the Arts-Elk Grove. Bring the kids and join us at the Kids Zone to get those creative juices flowing! Free admission, food, drinks and entertainment! https://elkgrovefineartscenter.org/workshops-and-events/festival-of-the-arts/

Elk Grove Festival of the Arts - Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, presented by the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. April 30, 2022 from 10AM-6PM at Old Town Plaza, Elk Grove.

03/09/2022

We celebrate all women!

Talking to kids about the war in Ukraine 03/09/2022

Talking to kids about the war in Ukraine

Here is some insight on how to talk to children about wartime in Ukraine 🇺🇦

https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2022/children-teens-war-ukraine

Talking to kids about the war in Ukraine Psychologists offer strategies for discussing the conflict in age-appropriate ways with children and teens

02/26/2022

ARFC would like to welcome our newest licensed therapist! Say hello to Katie Green! Katie is a licensed clinical social worker and has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children, teens and families in a variety of mental health settings. She is taking on new clients at this time. If interested in working with Katie, please message us!

Photos from Be A King's post 01/17/2022

We honor MLK today with remembrance of the ground-breaking "I Have A Dream" speech in 1968 (Read the entire speech below, courtesy of NPR)

https://www.npr.org/2010/01/18/122701268/i-have-a-dream-speech-in-its-entirety

01/01/2022

Happy new year! Thank you for making 2021 an excellent year for ARFC! We appreciate you all! We are excited for what’s in store for 2022!

12/31/2021

Happy New Year from ARFC! We are excited to share 2022 with you all!

12/14/2021

Happy holidays to all from American River Family Counseling!

10/27/2021

Domestic violence awareness month. Click on this link for women and men’s resources if you or someone you know is at risk of domestic violence: https://onefatherslove.com/domesticviolence.aspx

Courtesy of one fathers love website.

Goodbye, Columbus? Here's what Indigenous Peoples' Day means to Native Americans 10/11/2021

Goodbye, Columbus? Here's what Indigenous Peoples' Day means to Native Americans

At ARFC, we recognize the indigenous peoples of the United States and the ways in which they have been victims of genocide and have suffered and continue to suffer on going discrimination. Today we honor the memories of those who are no longer with us, their history and contributions.

Article courtesy of NPR

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/11/1044823626/indigenous-peoples-day-native-americans-columbus

Goodbye, Columbus? Here's what Indigenous Peoples' Day means to Native Americans A growing movement recasts Oct. 11 as a day to appreciate the diversity and history of Indigenous communities. That visibility, say Native Americans, can help us see what else needs to change.

09/21/2021

From all of us at ARFC: Happy Hispanic Heritage month! Here’s a link to some Sacramento area events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ca--sacramento/hispanic/

Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID | Child Mind Institute 09/13/2021

Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID | Child Mind Institute

We have reached Back to School season! This article from Child Mind Institute teaches us how to recognize and aid kids with anxiety about returning to school in the age of COVID. ARFC is here to help with these transitions and coping with the anxiety families experience with new school year adjustments. Click on the link to read the full article: https://childmind.org/article/back-to-school-anxiety-during-covid/

Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID | Child Mind Institute Heading back to school this fall might trigger separation anxiety for kids. Here's how to help them cope, no matter what the school year brings.

08/20/2021

Join us for Comic Book Club! Sign up online at www.arfamilycounseling.com and click "groups"

07/11/2021

Interested in being in a therapy group for kids, teens or adults? ARFC is now forming groups for the Fall! Head over to our website to fill out an inquiry or send us a Facebook message if interested! https://www.arfamilycounseling.com/group Groups include topics such as: anxiety management, social skills, adoption issues and more!

Where to find 2021 Juneteenth events in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto 06/19/2021

Where to find 2021 Juneteenth events in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto

Interested in finding Juneteenth events in the Sacramento area? Check out KCRAs event list: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.kcra.com/amp/article/where-to-find-2021-juneteenth-events-sacramento-stockton-modesto/36755560

Where to find 2021 Juneteenth events in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto Saturday is Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and there are several events happening in the Sacramento area, as well as Stockton and Modesto.

What Is Juneteenth? African American History Blog | The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross 06/19/2021

What Is Juneteenth? African American History Blog | The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

We celebrate Juneteenth today! Want to learn more about Juneteenth (the newest federal holiday)? Check out this link: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/

What Is Juneteenth? African American History Blog | The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explains the origins of Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery.

Resources | americanriverFC 06/18/2021

Resources | americanriverFC

Did you know ARFC has a list of LGBTQ+ resources on our website? Check them out here if you or a loved one is needing extra support from the community: https://www.arfamilycounseling.com/resources

ARFC is a safe zone for LGBTQ+ kids and families!

Resources | americanriverFC https://www.thetrevorproject.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw--GFBhDeARIsACH_kdYJlc_GKVMAH2nusCMEzkIQNDUA65AOWlzTToDwGXUbrhrAb7MZ7aUaAk84EALw_wcB

Parents: Quick Tips for Supporting Your LGBTQ Kids--and YOURSELF--During the Coming-Out Process 06/06/2021

Parents: Quick Tips for Supporting Your LGBTQ Kids--and YOURSELF--During the Coming-Out Process

Sunday self-care tip for parents and caregivers supporting the coming out process: read this blog post!

https://pflag.org/blog/parents-quick-tips-supporting-your-lgbtq-kids-and-yourself-during-coming-out-process

Parents: Quick Tips for Supporting Your LGBTQ Kids--and YOURSELF--During the Coming-Out Process When a loved one comes out, reactions vary, from “

Tips for Parents of LGBTQ Youth 06/02/2021

Tips for Parents of LGBTQ Youth

Happy Pride Month from ARFC! Here is a link to help parents and caregivers support LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈 kids:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/tips-for-parents-of-lgbtq-youth%3famp=true

Tips for Parents of LGBTQ Youth LGBTQ youth face challenges that parents feel unprepared to tackle. To help, pediatricians Renata Sanders and Errol Fields share ways to support your kid.

06/02/2021

The heat its here! Kids need extra self-care on those hot summer days. Here are a few self-care tips! Happy Tuesday!

05/23/2021

Pikachu wants you to sign-up for Comic Book Club: Pokemon! For kids 8-12! Next session begins May 26th at 3:30pm! Sign-up at www.arfamilycounseling.com and click "groups"

05/12/2021

Comic Book Club Alert! Sign ups for the May 26th group are up and running! We are going to continue out 5 week sessions with a new Pokemon theme! Sign up at www.arfamilycounseling.com and click on groups. Get your spot before those spaces fill up!

05/12/2021

Edye Swidler, LMFT would like to introduce the newest member of the ARFC practice: Kayla Morgan, LMFT! Kayla is an amazing addition to the ARFC team and is experienced in diverse facets of mental health including expertise in anxiety disorders. Read more about Kayla here: https://www.arfamilycounseling.com/our-therapists

WELCOME, KAYLA!

05/10/2021

Self-Care Sunday: Recharge your batteries!

https://www.westfield.ma.edu/the-owls-nest/index.php/2020/04/19/self-care-routine/

Box breathing relaxation technique: how to calm feelings of stress or anxiety 05/03/2021

Box breathing relaxation technique: how to calm feelings of stress or anxiety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEmt1Znux58

Need some relaxation? Check out this video on how to use "Box Breathing" to settle those nerves.

Box breathing relaxation technique: how to calm feelings of stress or anxiety In stressful times you can use the power of your breath to help calm feelings of stress or anxiety.Box breathing is a simple relaxation technique that can he...

04/19/2021

kids.delaware.gov

Need some ways to de-stress as a family? Check out this article for some tips!

https://kids.delaware.gov/pdfs/ists_TipsforFamilies_Eng.pdf

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month 04/19/2021

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

“April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The most important thing we can do to help children thrive is to support families before they reach a crisis. Learn more.
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth”

National Child Abuse Prevention Month Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Learn how to protect children and produce thriving families.

04/07/2021

For kids 8-12. Sign up today!

How to Spot Depression in Young Children 04/04/2021

How to Spot Depression in Young Children

This is a wonderful article from the NY Times about how to recognize depression in young children. Depression presents differently in kids and can be tricky to diagnose. Check out the article for more info and be sure to check in with your mental health professional for support!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/01/well/family/depression-young-children.html

How to Spot Depression in Young Children We tend to think of childhood as a time of innocence and joy, but as many as 2 to 3 percent of children from ages 6 to 12 can have serious depression.

Joe Borders, MFT - Gender Therapist - Sacramento Area Resources. 03/31/2021

Joe Borders, MFT - Gender Therapist - Sacramento Area Resources.

It is transgender 🏳️‍⚧️ day of visibility! We see you! If you are in need of trans mental health resources, check out this list: https://www.google.com/amp/s/joeborders.com/trans-and-non-binary-resources/amp/

Credit to: Joe Borders, LMFT

Joe Borders, MFT - Gender Therapist - Sacramento Area Resources. A list of resources in the Sacramento area for people who are trans, non binary, or struggling with their gender identity, and those who love them.

03/29/2021

Due to the success of the comic book club, we are continuing this amazing group! The theme for April will be comics and video games! Sign up today! The next 5 week group will be starting on April 14th at 3:30pm.

03/28/2021

Check out our final pick for Women's History Month! This young lady is legendary!

Annelies “Anne” Marie Frank was a writer and one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Born in Frankfurt, her family moved to Amsterdam when she was 4 years old due to wide-spread anti-Semitism in Germany. In 1940, when the N***s occupied the Netherlands, the freedom Anne and her family had enjoyed for seven years ended abruptly. They spent two years hiding in an annex, during which time Anne wrote extensively as a means of self-expression and self-preservation. Her family was ultimately discovered and sent to concentration camps.

In 1945, mere weeks before the war ended, Anne died at the Bergen-Belsen camp in Germany. Her posthumously published wartime diary, The Diary of a Young Girl, was an intimate and remarkable account of both adolescence and the Holocaust, quickly becoming a war literature classic.

https://www.one.org/us/blog/12-women-who-changed-the-world/?fbclid=IwAR3HUoTYhpCYxJN9-6WS9coyhWQfFnOG3GInXzrZGxIuO296ZlTlGDoLHYM

03/22/2021

Check out ARFC's pick of the week for Women's History Month:

"Dr. Mae Jemison, an American physician, is the first African American female astronaut. She was accepted to NASA’s astronaut training program in 1987. Five years later, she became the first African American woman in space as a science mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Before her career at NASA, she worked in a Cambodian refugee camp in Thailand and served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone and Liberia."

https://www.one.org/us/blog/12-women-who-changed-the-world/?fbclid=IwAR1JMzHpQsgnXfwcudoOwOXQA1vltRkYqVSwrBvLH8dcjfTr6eX84VvK_Cg

03/14/2021

This week, ARFC chose an amazing woman of the week for Women's History Month. Check it out!

"Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani advocate for girls education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. In 2009, when Malala was just 11 years old, she began blogging about life under the Taliban, speaking out directly against their threats to close girls’ schools. The blog on BBC Urdu garnered international attention, making her the target of death threats.

In October 2012, a gunman shot her and two other girls as they were coming home from school. Malala survived the attack and went on to publish the autobiography I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. In 2013, she founded the Malala Foundation to champion every girls’ right to education, and in 2014, she received the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi."

https://www.one.org/us/blog/12-women-who-changed-the-world/

03/08/2021

For Women's History Month, ARFC is going to be highlighting one inspirational woman each week of March. This week: Susan B. Anthony. Is there a woman who inspires you? Let us know in the comments!

"Susan B. Anthony was raised in a Quaker family with deep roots in activism and social justice, inspiring her to become an advocate for women’s suffrage, women’s property rights, and the abolition of slavery. In 1872, to challenge suffrage, Anthony tried to vote in the 1872 presidential election and was arrested. While Anthony was never able to legally vote, the 19th amendment, ratified in 1920, was named the “Susan B. Anthony Amendment.” (https://www.one.org/us/blog/12-women-who-changed-the-world/)

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