Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Dr. Elaine Ducharme

I am a licensed psychologist in Connecticut who has worked with children and families for more than 25 years. An adjunct professor at the University of Hartford, I am the author of "Must I Turn the Other Cheek," a book about the effects of premature forgiveness on recovery from sexual abuse. I also blog weekly at WRCH, where I am a monthly guest on their morning radio show, talking about a variety of mental health issues. I am often asked to provide expert testimony to the courts on issues related to domestic violence, custody issues and trauma. To learn more about my practice visit my website at www.drelaineducharme.com

Posts by Dr. Elaine Ducharme:

10 ways summer camp helps kids learn resilience

It is hard to believe–especially since it seems like winter only just left us behind–that summer is quickly approaching. And during this time when school is out of session, many families are looking at summer camps for their kids.
What makes summer camp so good for most kids? There are so many activities parents can do …[Read More]

8 tips to bury your winter blahs

I admit it–I am so done with winter.  This is one thing that pretty much everyone (other than the most avid of winter sports enthusiasts) on the east coast and midwest can agree on, we are all ready for spring.
Winter blahs are not the same as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Most of us are not clinically …[Read More]

9 ways to help a friend with breast cancer

People tell me they don’t know what to do or say when they hear that a friend has received a breast cancer diagnosis. They want to help, but they don’t want to be a bother. With that in mind, and in recognition of October of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have complied a list …[Read More]

Why kids die in hot cars, how to prevent it

Every summer dozens of children die after being left in in a hot car. It is most often accidental, and yet, it continues to happen. An excellent Washington Post article by Gene Weingarten, written in 2009, talks of the horrors parents face when they suddenly remember the sleeping child in the back seat and rush to …[Read More]