Jim Catlin

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Jim Catlin is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from UW-Stout. He invites readers to submit questions and offer ideas about what they would like to see in this column.

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Thu. Sep. 6th, 2018

Medication and Your Child

Jim Catlin

Question: My child’s school is recommending psychiatric medication. Should I?

Tue. Jul. 17th, 2018

Reporting is Key to Stopping Bullying

Jim Catlin

After every shooting we debate lofty, complicated, and costly strategies such as school bullying programs, early intervention, new gun control laws, early identification of disturbed kids, and on and on. I believe the simplest solution has been right under our noses ...

Tue. Jul. 17th, 2018

Being the Best Advocate for Your Special Needs Child

Jim Catlin

A recent newspaper article discussed a school superintendent’s termination for “lack of compliance” with special education requirements. Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident ...

Mon. Mar. 19th, 2018

Do’s and Don’ts for Divorced Parents

Jim Catlin

After 25 years as a child and family psychotherapist, I’ve dealt with numerous real-life clients who have experienced problems related to family breakups. Here are some ground rules for how parents who are divorcing ...