Mental Health Resources
A select list of articles, assessments, books, videos, and podcasts identified by our staff as exceptional mental health resources are listed here.
Life & Mental Health
Addiction (DIGITAL SCREEN VIDEO GAMES)
Cyberwise – No grownup left behind! Learn about digital citizenship, Internet safety, security, privacy, cyberbullying, sexting, reputation management and more so you can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely
Addiction (DRUG ALCOHOL)
Home Drug Testing
Addiction (SEX PORN LOVE)
Anxiety & Depression
BooksNeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman (2015-08-25) Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults: Improving Diagnosis and Quality of Life The Asperger Couple’s Workbook: Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counselors Workbook The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): A Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who is on the Autism Spectrum Second Edition The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism Life With a Partner or Spouse With Asperger Syndrome: Going Over the Edge? Practical Steps to Savings You and Your Relationship Asperger’s on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates
Christian ResourcesFringe: My Life as a Spirit-Filled Christian with Asperger’s Syndrome Asperger’s From the Inside Out Search Asperger’s
AssessmentsAssessing Your Emotional Intelligence 4-tools-we-love
BooksEmotional Intelligence 2.0
VideosThe power of emotional intelligence – T. Bradberry Why aren’t we more compassionate? D. Goleman The School of Life – Emotional Intelligence
CardsMixed Emotions : A tool that helps you make decisions, solve problems, resolve conflicts, and more
Everyone who terrifies you is 65% water.
And everyone you love is made of stardust,
and I know
you cannot breathe deeply, and
the night sky is no home, and
that you are down to your last two percent,
nothing is infinite,
not even loss.
You are made of the sea and the stars, and
you are going to find yourself again.
– Finn Butler
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton
VideosPositive Psychology – Seligman
WebsitesUPenn Authentic Happiness Questionnaires 12 Best Books Positive Psychology and Happiness Happify 31 Gratitude Exercises That Will Boost Your Happiness (+PDF)
Hardware Tools for Therapy or Coaching
BooksTorn Asunder NOT “Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity After the Affair, Updated Second Edition: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful You, Him and the Other Woman: Break the Love Triangle and Reclaim Your Marriage, Your Love, and Your Life
VideosRethinking Infidelity – Esther Perel
Meaning & Goals
Books – Before Marriage101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged
Books101 Ways to Build a Stronger, More Exciting Marriage Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Write It Out, Don’t Fight It Out: How to Use Letters to Heal Your Relationship When Talking Gets Tough 201 Relationship Questions: The Couple’s Guide to Building Trust and Emotional Intimacy The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman’s Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships
Do your best, give God the rest!
BooksAddiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim: A Personal Manual for Prayer and Ritual Hinds’ Feet on High Places
“Suicide is anything but final. It echoes into everything afterwards. It is the definition of a life unfinished.” – Z. Williams
WebsitesNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Online Chat 1-800-273-8255 Available 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line and Online Chat 1-800-273-8255 Available 24/7 Suicide Prevention Resource Center American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
WebsitesThe Art of Healing Trauma: Illustrated Trauma Healing Exercises, Stories & Research Adverse Childhood Experiences Score (ACE) Music Therapy Program Helps Relieve PTSD Symptoms (VA Research)
BooksIt Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion
The Necessity of Virtue | Jordan Peterson
0 minutes lack of virtue makes people ill, tell the truth, begin is not materialistic, suffering
6 minutes humans built on fundamental limitations, suffering integral part of being is freeing
46 minutes heaven and hell do what’s good for you and others
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Therapeutic Supervised Visitation
Written By SVT Team
What is Therapeutic Supervised Visitation?
Therapeutic supervised visitation (TSV) is a type of visitation that takes place in either the home or at a neutral location. This form of intervention is used to address barriers, promote safety, permanency, and improve the well-being for children. This approach has been used for many years to help children and families who have experienced traumatic events, such as domestic violence and/or child abuse.
Who Therapeutic Supervised Visitation is for?
TSV is designed to help parents understand how their behavior affects their children and other family members. This method offers parents the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their children, ways to improve their communication skills and parenting practices. Therapeutic Supervised Visitation allows parents to spend time with their children in a safe and controlled environment.
Therapeutic supervision can be done in one-on-one sessions or family sessions with both the parents and their children present. In these sessions, the therapist works with all parties involved to help them learn how to communicate better with each other and resolve their differences peacefully. This process takes time and patience, but it can be very beneficial in helping everyone involved to better understand what caused the issues in the first place and how to avoid them in the future.
Why Therapeutic Supervised Visitation is Important?
Therapeutic supervision is especially helpful when there are concerns about:
- A child's safety
- An ongoing conflict between parents
- A parent's inability to manage their own stress and emotions
- A parent's mental health issues that could impact the child
Direct observation of parenting practices is essential to improve family relationships. Specific issues that prevent bonding and attachment with children are typically addressed during supervised visitation as well. TSV enables a parent to visit their children in a safe and appropriate environment with supervision made by a qualified mental health professional.
The therapist may invite the parent to meet separately from their children to provide ideas for a successful visit or education on building their parent-child relationship. The utmost priority of Therapeutic Supervision Visitation is the safety and care of the children. This type of supervision is to ensure that the children feel comfortable and do not experience any distress during their visit.
A number of studies have shown that Therapeutic Supervised Visitation can be an effective tool for reducing conflict between parents and provide the child with a stable environment. TSV also brings an opportunity for parents to practice positive behaviors with their children.
By meeting with a professional regularly you will have the opportunity to talk about your progress and any issues that arise within your family unit. You will also benefit from guidance regarding how to best manage specific situations that may arise within your family.
How to Get Therapeutic Supervised Visitation
Therapeutic supervised visitation is commonly ordered through a legal process and there may be abuse or parental conflict involved in the process. Whenever there is an indication of trauma, abuse, or excessive conflict this type of visitation can be warranted and effective. Upon completion of Therapeutic Supervised Visitation, a report can be written with an assessment and next steps.
Here is a Self-Help Guide to Supervised Visitation from the Judicial Brand of California.
If you are outside of the state of California we advice you look into state's government website for details on what is required for Supervised Visitation.
How We Can Help You
When you feel like the world is falling apart around you, it's hard to know where to turn.
You're not alone—and we want to help.
Silicon Valley Therapy offer Therapeutic Supervised Visitation with mental health professionals who are highly skilled in working with families and children. Therapeutic supervised visitation is not a replacement for family therapy, reunification therapy, or individual therapy. If you are uncertain about what services are best for you, contact us for a free consultation so we can help guide you to the best service to meet your needs.