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Burn Out

Blog Written by, Amy Sevegny This year has been a uniquely challenging time to work in a helping profession. Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky has been my north star for noticing and managing burnout throughout my career and…

Lucy

When Lucy (8) came to Tennyson Center, she had been sexually, physically and emotionally abused. As a result, she was emotionally detached. Anytime she felt an emotion, she didn’t know how to react to it and ended up screaming, yelling…

Frank

Picture a 5th grade classroom, state capitals on the wall, full of 10 year old children chatting with their friends, getting ready for recess. Frank is not there. Frank has not been in school for over six months. This is…

Ella

At nine years old, Ella should be a young, vibrant, giggly child dancing safely in her living room under the watchful love and care of her parents. But she is not. Sadly, like the other 211,000 children that cried for…

Amelia

Seven-year-old Amelia was being sexually abused by her father. When her mom found out, she filed for divorce and moved out of their home. Due to the trauma of abuse, Amelia was harming herself and struggling with serious emotions and…

Brandon

Do you remember what it felt like to be seven years old? Close your eyes and picture yourself at seven playing on the swings with your best friend. Now imagine a seven year old living in a home where violence…

Jeanie

My heart felt a familiar tug, and I knew I was in the same place my little seven year old heart had been some 50-odd years ago. I don’t remember the age I was when I came to Tennyson Center…

Sandra Hergenreder

Sandra Hergenreder

Written by Sandra Hergenreder Back in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, when Tennyson Center for Children was an orphanage called Colorado Christian Home (CCH), I was one of the younger members of Edgewater/Bethany Christian Church. We hosted kids from…

Volunteer Spotlight: KidRISE Yoga + Mindfulness

Written by Bonnie Young Banke Remember the old “count to 10 until you calm down” method? In today’s world, that simple practice has evolved into a broader movement towards mindfulness - the art of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to…

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