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Please join McCaskill Family Services in our 2018 holiday fundraising supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County.
We're collecting new & gently used board and card games for the Big Brothers Big Sisters "Lunch Buddy" program. The program allows volunteers to mentor children during their school's lunchtime, and builds positive...
Groups Forming Now:
Winter 2019 Group - Plymouth
Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm January 10 – February 28, 2019
Spring 2019 Group - Plymouth
Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm April 11 – May 30, 2019
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an...
This article in the New York Times is very interesting to read if your child was born in August and you have worries or questions about ADHD. It discusses the link between August births and ADHD – a new study that raises questions about...
We thought this was an excellent article to share – a recent report from the Child Mind Institute in New York. Anxiety disorders are the most common health problems in children, and they often go untreated while children suffer. Kids with...
A few photos from our recent, very successful team building event at the Brighton Equestrian Club. Thank you to our friends at the BEC for providing such a fantastic venue. And, of course, thank you to the horses for helping to make our day...
It’s been an exciting couple of years at McCaskill Family Services! We have been helping people in Plymouth and surrounding areas since Drs. Pam and John McCaskill started the practice way back in...
By Emily Kavanagh, M.S.
Limited Licensed Psychologist
Director, McCaskill Family Services Assistive Technology Center
Assistive Technology (AT) refers to: “Any item, any piece of equipment or any system that helps an individual bypass,...
By Dr. Amanda Klingensmith, Ph.D.
Many families have a hard time finding resources for their children with tics.
With medications, some patients experience awful side effects, and some find that medications do not affect tic frequency or...
By Dr. Fred Upton, Ph.D.
I am a person who always wants to have more data.
I love step-trackers, heart rate monitors, spread sheets and functional analyses of behavior. If I can graph a behavior, I feel like I can control it. This is not...
By Truc Nguyen
Taking care of yourself first and making your mental and physical well-being a priority sounds easy enough, right?
However, as easy as it sounds, it can also sound kind of selfish at times. Well, I’m here to help...
By Jaclyn Hamlin
People tend to think they need help from a mental health professional the moment they catch themselves having conversations in their own head.
A little bit of friendly banter with yourself at night, talking yourself through...
By Hannah Burgol
Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to work in a setting that was helping people in some way.
Throughout my childhood leading into adulthood, the healthcare field was where I felt I belonged given the time I had spent...