Are you talking to Your Child about the Shooting?

by Kiaisha Barber, LCSW-C Program Director, School-Based Counseling at Tri County Youth Services Bureau Talking with your kids following recent acts of violence, locally and nationally, can be difficult, unpleasant and downright scary for caretakers. This task may be worsened by parent’s own sense of fear and worry. Just turning on the news, glancing at your phone, […]

With Adolescent Anxiety On the Rise, Here’s How Parents Can Help Their Child Cope

Consider the tech-filled, high stimulus world that we live in. Children are bombarded with high-intensity, rapid-pace stimuli on a daily basis. From targeted advertising to television and movies and the increasing access to handheld technology by younger and younger demographics, the rise in adolescent anxiety seems like a foregone conclusion. With history telling us that […]

Drug Abuse and Mental Health by Kim Thomas

Drug Abuse and Mental Health Mental health issues can feel like a badge of dishonor to many who suffer, especially those who additionally battle addiction. But, the burdens can be lessened through counseling, physical activity, diet, and socialization. Read on for more on the connection between the mental health and drug addiction and ways to […]


  A LOOK BACK AT TCYSB’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY – The Citizen News, February 1972 In a converted brick house on route 5, close enough to the St. Mary’s County line to be considered home in either Charles or the Mother County, a group of “youth advocates” quietly celebrated its first anniversary recently. The year old […]

What about the children?

The month of October has been designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month or Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month.  The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) defines the act as the willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic-affecting individual in every community, […]