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Family Advisory Council

As a therapist, I was taught that every individual is an expert in their own life. While I believe this to be true, I do not always see it reflected in the systems we have created that are intended to…

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Diversity Curriculum

My passion for driving school curricula to be more inclusive and representative of all nationalities and people of color started when I was a young teen going through school. I’d always wondered why school only taught how my ancestors were…

Mental Health During COVID-19

We are six months into COVID-19 and it's already challenging to imagine a world post-COVID-19. It's hard to believe it's only been half a year — it feels like so much longer. I struggle to remember concrete details of life…

My Daughter Lied

My daughter lied. My brilliant, beautiful, hilarious nine-year-old daughter lied. You see, she’s very literal. This is a girl who, from a very young age, was clear that she “doesn’t pretend.” Her little brother and his friends will tear around,…

Tennyson’s Legacy

By: Bob Cooper Tennyson Center for Children has been a major part of my life since 1971. When I arrived as a recent college graduate in the fall of that year, Don Brewer had been leading this children’s home for…

The Magic of Tennyson

By: Tia Hunter In the earlier days of my career, I crossed paths with a young boy with significant trauma. He was eight years old and could neither read nor write, without an ounce of desire to learn. The burden…

Back-to-School Strong

Gilbert started his senior year of high school unsure that he’d ever make it out. No one else in his family had graduated, and he was certain that he’d follow the same path. In fact, he didn’t just start the…

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