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Archive for January, 2016

The Signs of Childhood Depression

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Childhood depression

Childhood depression can be crippling for many children. Do you know what the signs are?

“Cheer up, you’re young,” and “you need to calm down” are just two of the things children with depression often hear from their elders on a daily basis. But childhood depression can interfere with a child’s daily life and cause both physical and emotional pain. One in thirty-three children have symptoms of depression and the number increases to one in eight as they reach their teenage years. So how can a parent tell if their child is depressed? Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms of childhood depression. (more…)

What is Art Therapy?

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Art Therapy

Art therapy is used for all ages and abilities as a way of self-expression and discovery.

Although art therapy is a fairly new practice, art has been used to convey thoughts and ideas since the oldest cave people first drew on the walls in Cantabria, Spain nearly 40,000 years ago. But it wasn’t until the 1940’s when the term “art therapy” was coined. The first art therapy graduate program was founded in 1944 by Dr. Edith Kramer, an Austrian-born woman who studied the arts in Vienna. Dr. Kramer opened the art therapy program at New York University and served as an assistant professor of the program from 1973 to 2005. By the middle of the 20th century, art therapy was practiced in hospitals and mental health facilities around the world. Now that we know where this therapy got its start, what exactly is art therapy and how can it help its patients? (more…)

Why Grief Therapy is More Important Than You May Think

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Most likely you don’t know anyone who has lost a loved one and immediately went, “I’m okay with this.” The grief process is a natural part of losing a loved one, or even for other hard losses in life. Grief is entirely dependent on the person and the situation, so there’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution for it—sometimes, there’s no real solution at all, and it must run its course.grief-therapy-grief-process

However, do not underestimate the importance of grief therapy. Most grief can be managed with the help of a supportive counselor. The following reasons identify why grief therapy is more important than you may think.


At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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