Author Archives: Elizabeth Rojas Brooks

About Elizabeth Rojas Brooks

Elizabeth Brooks completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. Because of her own background, Beth has developed a level of compassion and understanding for the less fortunate, the wounded and the misunderstood. Her journey to recover from her own past has led her to pursue her passion – helping others who have had similar experiences. Beth's goal is to work in the area of violence and abuse prevention and addiction recovery. She also has a special desire to assist our service men and women who are struggling with post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The Current Research on Attention Deficit Disorder

The Current Research on Attention Deficit Disorder

People with ADHD typically have trouble getting organized, staying focused, making realistic plans and thinking before acting. They may be fidgety, noisy and unable to adapt to changing situations. Children with ADHD can be defiant, socially inept, or aggressive. Families considering treatment options should consult a qualified mental health professional for a complete review of their child’s behavioral issues and a treatment plan.
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Music, Videos and Television: How A Parent Can Monitor Their Child’s Choices Without Limiting their Freedom?

Music, Videos and Television: How A Parent Can Monitor Their Child’s Choices Without Limiting their Freedom?

Parents are their children’s first line of defense in educating and mentoring them to make sound decisions and be able to know right from wrong, whether it’s in a music lyric or somewhere else.The freedom of children to choose their own music or videos does not have to be compromised as parents work to successfully monitor and guide them in the right direction. Continue reading

Trying to Understand Youth Violence

Trying to Understand Youth Violence

The reality is that bullying, mass school shootings and gang violence are inflicted and directed toward our youth on a random basis. This aggressive behavior is the foundation for the one of the escalating problems that our youth are facing everyday. Youth between the ages of 12 and 24 have the highest risk of being victims of violence. Continue reading

Understanding Child Mistreatment

Understanding Child Mistreatment

“When it comes to damage, there is no real difference between physical, sexual and emotional abuse. All that distinguishes one from the other is the abuser’s choice of weapons.” – Andrew Vachss. There are many formal, accepted definitions of child mistreatment. The information in this article is intended as a basic guide to understanding child abuse and neglect. Continue reading

Talking to Your Child About Sexual Predators

Talking to Your Child About Sexual Predators

We receive many messages from the media, talk shows, television and the Internet regarding the existence of childhood sexual abuse. Unfortunately, there is not an equivalent amount of information on how to talk to your child about sexual abuse and how to prevent it. Most parents never think about talking to their child, and it is very common to be uncomfortable while talking to your child about this topic. Why not give your child all of the information they need to protect themselves? Continue reading

The Real Dangers of Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

The Real Dangers of Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

Drugs and alcohol affect the mind negatively by distorting perception, blocking all sensations, blurring memory, destroying creativity, and they can become a doorway to mental illness. Educate yourself on the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse in teens. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.
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