School Counselors: Making Mental Health Care Accessible to Youth

Written by Orlando Dobbin //  “You had a parent who died too!?” said Jasmine* in the grief support group I facilitated during my school counseling internship last spring for three kindergarteners and two first graders. Jasmine was having a really tough Kindergarten year. She was constantly in trouble, starting to fall behind academically, and struggling in … Continue reading School Counselors: Making Mental Health Care Accessible to Youth

Theme Overview: Mental Health – Healing in a Broken World

Across ages, oceans, and cultures, the intersection between mental health and justice overflows in a myriad of ways. How we understand ourselves and our traumas, our fears and our environment, draw us into deeper forms of empathy and awaken our desire for justice to “roll like a river” in a world in which there is … Continue reading Theme Overview: Mental Health – Healing in a Broken World

Sacred Connections: How Familial Relationships Teach Us to Encounter Others

Written by Tracy Kristoff //  There is a painting in our daughters’ room that reads: “A family is a circle of people who love each other. –Anonymous.” I imagine this statement reflects many families who have made a conscious choice to expand their lives through adoption. Adoption is a difficult choice for many people. It is … Continue reading Sacred Connections: How Familial Relationships Teach Us to Encounter Others