calm4kids

March 20, 2017

The Limitations of Teaching ‘Grit’ in the Classroom

“We are asking students to change a belief system without changing the situation around them.” The first time I heard a preschooler explaining a classmate’s disruptive […]
March 3, 2017

Jennifer Mundy

I am the program manager for CALM’s Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program.
February 8, 2017

Linda Gallegos

Currently I am serving two roles in the Santa Maria office. I am working ½ time as a Therapist and ½ time as Program Manager for the Great Beginnings Program.
January 10, 2017

Mariana Harms

I wear many different hats at CALM! I am on the Great Beginnings team, where I work with children 0-5 and parents looking for developmental, behavioral, and emotional support. Additionally, I serve on the Child Abuse Treatment team, where I work with children aged 6-18 who have experienced trauma. At any given time, I may also hold 1-2 cases in our Intensive In-Home program as well.
January 10, 2017

Parents have been spanking children for millennia. 50 years of scientific evidence says they were wrong.

For 20 years, developmental psychologist Elizabeth Gershoff has been chasing a question: Does spanking actually do a child any good? “As far [back] as we have […]