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Preparing Your Child for a Positive Start to the New School Year

As the summer quickly comes to a close, parents are preparing their children for the new school year. Many of us are still in a bit of a whirlwind from last school year and all of the new challenges we faced with quarantine, distanced learning, and the new COVID lifestyle.

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Taffy Clark Joins Brook Lane Leadership

Taffy Clark recently joined Brook Lane’s Leadership Team as our new Director of Quality. She brings with her more than 20 years of healthcare experience in a variety of different settings, and more than 13 years of experience in quality/risk and legal management.

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Grieving the Loss of a Child

July is Bereaved Parents Month. The worst trauma that can happen to anyone is the loss of a child, regardless of the age of the child or the circumstance. The loss of a child is different that other losses; it is an out-of-order, traumatic event.

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From the Depths of PTSD to Business Owner of Blackout Nuts & Candies: Mark Smith’s Success Story

I was diagnosed with PTSD nearly five years ago. It was so severe that it took me a year and a half, with the help of my therapist, to slowly start making progress. When I entered therapy, I couldn’t get out of the batter’s box.

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Vinnie Caesar Ensures Safe & Therapeutic Environment

Many of us wear more than one hat, but very few of us wear four or more on any given day. Vinnie Caesar does just that.

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Robert Kertis, New CFO, Leads Financial Team

Brook Lane welcomed Bob Kertis as Chief Financial Officer on June 7, 2021. Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a major in finance and a minor in accounting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Mental Health Benefits of Yoga: The Healing Power of the Breath

Before reading this article, take notice to the way you are feeling right in this moment. Are you feeling anxious? Angry? Overwhelmed? Take a second to get in touch with your body and your mind. Yoga. Union. Mind. Body. Spirit.

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Meet Crystal (Burnett) Rayside

Crystal has been a part of Brook Lane's dietary team for over five years. She has performed numerous roles in the department over the years; her current role is assistant to the cook. In this position, Crystal monitors patient dietary profiles to check for food allergies and any special dietary requirements.

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Understanding Depression: How You Can Help

What is Depression?

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Children: The Silent Victims of Parental Alcoholism & Substance Use

Children who grow up in a family with one or more parents who have a substance use disorder (SUD) are more likely to develop life-long psychological and behavioral problems than those who do not.

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