Articles

Below are some useful articles written by past & present employees.

Stop the Bullying: Creating a Culture of Respect

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

by Jody Pierce, LCSW, ED School has started and many kids are excited to go back to a place that feels positive and safe. Unfortunately, some have been victims of bullying and returning to school feels anything but positive. How we approach this issue as parents, grandparents, and as a community makes a difference. According […]

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Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Article by Rian Razzo, MA World Suicide Prevention Day is Sunday, September 10th. According to the World’s Health Organization (WHO), every 40 seconds someone loses their life to suicide. For people aged 15-29, suicide is the leading cause of death. How do we raise awareness to prevent suicide? We can all do our part to […]

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A Broader Perspective on Mental Health

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Article by:  Noemi Flores, MSW, SWC As a bilingual/bicultural woman with Mexican roots, I have always made it a priority to immerse myself in both my cultures as well as my husband’s Central American roots. Many individuals, just like me, are familiar with the struggle of juggling two languages, two or three cultures, and a […]

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Why We Need Each Other

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

by Jody Pierce, LCSW, ED As humans, we are born with the innate need to connect and form relationships. Having social connections and healthy relationships help us in every way; emotionally, physically, and cognitively. While eating our vegetables and getting exercise improves our health, building supportive relationships also makes a big difference in our mental […]

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Relational Therapy Services

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

At Pennock Center, we know the importance of strong, healthy relationships and the impact they have on our lives. Have you wondered about relational therapy? Could it work for you? Family therapy is a tool that can help to implement boundaries, increase moments of healthy communication, and respect in the family unit. It is a […]

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Healing Hearts Virtual Auction

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Healing Hearts is here! We are so excited for our upcoming virtual auction on February 25th – March 5th! Pennock Center has partnered with 32 Auctions to offer a fun, user-friendly experience and we can’t wait for you to join us! We have received loads of terrific auction items from our generous donors. There will […]

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New Year, New Goals

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

Article by Kelly Webb, Intern How many times have you made a new year’s resolution, committed to reaching your goal, only to be three weeks into the new year and it feels like the wheels fell off the bus? Has that goal to lose weight fallen by the wayside because a guy in front of […]

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The Power of Gratitude

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Article by Laura Gutierrez, LPC Humans struggle with a bias known as Negativity Bias. The negativity bias highlights our human tendency to give more importance to negative experiences than to positive or neutral experiences. Some people have a stronger tendency to engage in this bias to the point that it can become crippling, but we […]

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Do You Need A Mental Health Break?

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Article by Kelly Webb, Intern Simone Biles did. Over the past couple of weeks, the world has watched the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with excitement and anticipation. An Olympics delayed an entire year, due to a 100-year pandemic. We’ve watched the anxiety-filled moments, heartbreaking endings and the glory of an athlete becoming an Olympian. As […]

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We’re Back to School! Now What?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Article by:  Jody Pierce, LCSW Pennock Center for Counseling has had an exciting partnership with 27J Schools this year in providing support classes for parents and students to help with the transition back to school. There are many potential challenges that accompany this transition. Children have been home for the summer with free time and […]

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