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Reflections from a Frontline: Going Home

  We maintain traditions and keep focused on our core mission, especially in our COVID-19 world. And I am celebrating, as a kiddo who has been in Tennyson’s residential program is going home. To her mom. She and I shared…

Grandma Walking With Child

Reflections from a Frontline: Grandparents Leaning In

Our elderly brethren are not only particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, they are also frontline supporters of children in child welfare. Nationally, over 2.9 million grandparents have seen their retirement swerve unexpectedly back toward raising children. Over 48,000 Colorado grandparents are…

Shining in Different Colors

When I need a moment to pause, a moment to collect myself and search for some hope and optimism, I head into my office and gaze at my walls. It is filled with paintings from children aged 5-17 years old…

With Everyone…Forever

From TEDxBoulder: “I believe we can build the world that we all imagine. Where forgiveness and hope, reconciliation and healing, flood over us and cleanse us all. It happens when we decide that everyone truly means everyone, and we walk towards…

Orange Sun Set

Trauma Doesn’t Take Summer Vacation

Hotly contested basketball games are noisy affairs. Kids running up and down the court, parents cheering for them and their teammates, and parental guidance regularly flowing to referees who are, truth be told, just trying to keep some order. Whistles…

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