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Staff Spotlight: Reia Tobias

Categories: Other
Reia Tobias is the Lead Diagnostic Assessment Clinician at Family Matters of Greater Washington. She is originally from Trinidad & Tobago and graduated from the University of Connecticut. Her philosophy is that thoughts control your feelings and actions. Reia’s source of happiness is her kids. When Reia isn’t working, she enjoys working out and nature …

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June’s President Letter

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Dear Family Matters Community, Loss comes in many forms and it is an inevitable part of life. It could be the loss of a job, a competition, a dear friend or a family member. I believe loss is a very personal occurrence and only you can determine how you will feel and react. I recently …

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PTSD Awareness Month: History

Categories: Mental Health
Although controversial when first announced, the PTSD diagnosis has filled an important gap in psychiatric theory and practice. In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) added PTSD to the third edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) nosologic classification scheme. The concept of “trauma” is vital to understanding the scientific basis …

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Foster Care and Adoption: Add To Your Loving Family

Categories: Child Welfare
Foster Care and Adoption: Add To Your Loving Family Every two minutes, another child in the United States enters foster care. And similarly, far too many Washington, D.C. youth and teens live in homes facing crises and challenges that pose a risk to their safety and well-being. Every child deserves a safe and loving place …

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Mental Illness: Family Support

Categories: Mental Health
Mental illness can have a serious impact on families, either creating or resulting from tension and disagreement in the home. Whether the individual struggling with mental illness is a child, parent or grandparent, Family Matters is here to help at all stages of life. Families struggling with the effects of mental illness can receive family …

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