Leslie founded Cooperative Counseling Services in 2005. Prior to that, she held positions including Director of a Full and Half Day Child and Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and Director of the Union County Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization System. Leslie has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2000 and also holds her certificate to conduct clinical supervision. Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science from The George Washington University and a Ma
Over the past several years, the age at which children have begun utilizing social media has gotten younger and younger. As more children are being given cell phones, tablets, and iPads at a younger age, the availability for accessing social media quickly and easily is now present at all times. Think about it....how many of the children you know between the ages of 9 and 17 have one (or more) of these devices? How many of the parents/caregivers of those children say that t
"13 Reasons Why" on Netflix has quickly become a popular topic between teenagers, parents, and adults alike. If you have not yet watched it, it's important to take some free time and watch it, particularly if the children you are caring for have watched it or are of an age where their friends are talking about it. In case you're questioning why you should watch it, here are some reasons: 1. First and foremost, establishing open communication is one of the most important to
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