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Preparing Your Family for an Adoptive Sibling

If you are preparing to adopt a child, you probably already have an inkling of how daunting a process it is — and just how rewarding it will be. It’s important, however, to remember that all members of your family are preparing to welcome a new child into their home, and some may struggle to … Continued

10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

For some people, the winter months are a welcomed time of year associated with festive holidays, snow days and family gatherings. But for others, this time of year might not be the season of Yuletide cheer. While mood changes, low energy and an increased appetite may just be a result of the cold weather, the symptoms … Continued

Confronting Childhood Trauma in Neighborhoods of Poverty and Color

More than 70 community professionals attended the forum, “Confronting Childhood Trauma in Neighborhoods of Poverty and Color” on Feb. 29, 2016, at Vision for Children at Risk. The forum was presented by the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council. The program began with viewing of the “Wounded Places” segment of “The Raising of America” series, … Continued

New groups helps immigrants, refugees find their way to services in St. Louis

Many organizations in St. Louis have made a concerted effort recently to be more welcoming to refugees and immigrants. But that doesn’t mean that when people get here they have an easy adjustment. That process should be made easier, some say, with a new effort called the Immigrant Service Providers Network. The group, announced Tuesday at … Continued

Archetypes: Nancy Spargo

An interview with Nancy Spargo, executive director at Sparlin Mental Health, LLC. Nancy considers herself a “builder” as she supports individuals and creates strong, healthy families through her work at Sparlin Mental Health. This family-centered social justice advocate is also an adjunct faculty member at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work and Social Justice … Continued

STLCFD Co-Founder Ryan Lindsay featured in St. Louis Magazine

In the March 2015 issue of St. Louis Magazine Family Edition, Sparlin Mental Health (formerly STLCFD)’s co-founder, Ryan Lindsay, was interviewed about Emotion Dysregulation and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Read an engaging account of a young adult client’s battle with emotions and the steps she took to enhance her quality of life. Read “When Emotions Turn … Continued

STLCFD Practicum Student Receives National Scholarship

Heidi Tobe, Brown School of Social Work Second-Year Practicum student was recently selected to be a winner of the 2013-2014 Promising Futures Scholarship. Heidi was one of 12 winners chosen amongst over 400 national applicants in 33 states and 81 schools. Winners were selected based on strong clinical skills and commitment to clinical social work. … Continued

STLCFD COO Named in Top 10 Social Workers by Today Magazine

STLCFD COO, Ryan Lindsay, was recently named a Top 10 Social Worker by Social Work Today magazine. Awardees are nominated by their peers for their dedication to the industry. To see the full article, please reference the link below: