Keep your kids talking

It’s so important to keep the lines of communication open with our kids and to be a safe audience with whom they can share their worries, fears, and feelings.

Building the Balance

When it comes to screen time and social media, the research being done is clear: tweens and young teens that spend time on social media are at greater risk for several mental health issues including suicidal ideation, depression, low self-esteem and anxiety. So, what is the answer?

Youth Services Bureau: Summer break, it’s a great time to talk!

The Granby Youth Service Bureau is proud to be working in cooperation with SAMSA’s Talk: They Hear You campaign to help parents begin and sustain conversations with their children that will help significantly reduce underage substance abuse. From elementary to high school, these conversations can make a powerful difference in our children’s long-term health and wellbeing.

Spring Greetings from the YSB

If you have been following us on social media, you know the YSB has maintained its counseling services. Our counseling vacancy has been filled and we welcome Alexis Neimann, MFT to our staff.

Youth Services Bureau

Join us for a discussion of the latest information coming from sources such as Yale’s just-completed $10 million grant exploring the risks associated with vaping. Join an exchange of ideas on how best to curb this latest trend amongst our youth.

It’s not all Rainbows and Unicorns

A confidential support group for tweens and younger teens who have experienced anxiety and depression will meet on Friday’s beginning March 19 from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Each session will focus on reinforcing positive coping techniques using a framework of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques. Art, music, meditation and other expressive activities will be included with guided discussions and sharing.