Talking with Children About Tragedy

Following Pulse we all had tons of questions……Why did this happen? How could someone do this? Am I safe? How can we move on? Questions come from all of us but how do we answer the questions that come from the smallest and most innocent individual in our...
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Phases of Disaster

During a tragedy, like the ones we have experienced in Orlando, there are several types of victims: Direct Victims: These are the individuals who were in the building during the event, those who are wounded, as well as the family of those who were killed. Indirect...
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Contrasts of Life

A few months ago, I was asked to accompany a group of teachers to Haiti in order to provide workshops on Crisis Management and Understanding Stress at a Conference for Christian School Teachers.  I have to admit that when I was originally asked I looked for reasons...
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Why Play?

Neuroscientist, biologists, and developmental psychologists all agree that animals were created with the innate sense to play.  Play is essential for the developing brain.  Play forms neural networks that create a foundation for life-long learning and curiosity....
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