Why "Stranger Danger" Isn't Enough

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Why "Stranger Danger" Isn't Enough

There is a video that went viral on Facebook titled The Dangers Of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment). Watching it hits you right in the feels, especially if you’re a parent. The video shows a guy pretending to be a 15-year-old boy on social media who lures three girls from different families to meet with him. It turns out he is not a 15-year-old boy and he gets the surprise of his life to find the parents waiting for him along with their daughters.
 

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Why Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder?

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Why Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder?

I love dialectical behavior therapy. As a highly sensitive person who experiences their emotions intensely, learning dialectical behavior therapy (or DBT) has made a profound and lasting difference in my own life. Now that I’m a social worker, I continue to use the skills I learned in DBT every single day but I’m also in the position of sharing my joyful enthusiasm for this compassionate and highly-effective treatment with others.

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The price I paid for being a ‘good judge’

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The price I paid for being a ‘good judge’

As a longtime judicial officer, I was excited to be summoned for jury duty in January 2017. When I arrived at the jury assembly room, I wondered why there were so few potential jurors. The jury commissioner explained: There was only one trial set that day, a criminal case.

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If Empathy is King, Are Boundaries It's Queen with HCPs?

In a previous article in which I crowned EMPATHY as king when dealing with high-conflict personalities—those folks who are the most toxic, the most difficult of difficult people—I  asked for feedback from readers. You were kind with your comments and thoughtful with your suggestions. The comment that resonated the most was this:

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Is the Current Family Law Legal System Facing Extinction?

Inflection points should not be ignored. In mathematics, there is a concept called the inflection point, which describes the point at which a curve on a graph changes directions. Business has adopted this concept, sometimes known as the strategic inflection point, referring to when a change occurs that requires a business to change direction in order to survive. 

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Be A Calming Agent, Not A Logician

Do you catch yourself using LOGIC and EXPLANATIONS when interacting with most people? It's natural and routine. We expect people to respond to logic, but it doesn't always work and sometimes it backfires, especially with people who may have a high-conflict personality (HCP).

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