Watch Your Language!

Watch Your Language!

Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact Was that an exclamation heard during your childhood?  It sure was in mine and perhaps it is time for a revival! Many years ago, there was an effort in the adoption...

Not so Happy Holidays?

  The holidays can be a difficult time for children and youth in foster care.  We must be mindful that our youth can be overcome with great sadness when they think about their loved ones who are not with them every day, and this sadness can be intensified during...
Will you accept the 3-5-7 Challenge?

Will you accept the 3-5-7 Challenge?

Autumn, with its vivid changing of the season here in the North East, is often thought of as a time for reflection. The five conceptual questions of the 3-5-7 Model provide a perfect framework to use.  Have you stopped recently to evaluate your own path?  Who are...
Using the 3-5-7 Model Workbook

Using the 3-5-7 Model Workbook

Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact It is great to hear that you are implementing the activities in our workbook with children and families and finding they are helpful for engaging and enhancing...
Words have Meaning

Words have Meaning

Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact We use these terms “acting out”, “manipulative”, and “attention-seeking” often in our work but what do these terms really mean?  Are...
Lessons from America’s favorite Pastime

Lessons from America’s favorite Pastime

Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact In the game of baseball coaches have an important role.  Coaches teach their players the fundamentals of game, position them in the field based on their skills and...
Examining Loss

Examining Loss

Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact How strange it would have been if everyone had completely ignored my losses, not recognized them, not validated them, not helped me grieve them. Perhaps that is what we do...
Questions we must struggle with….

Questions we must struggle with….

Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact How do we keep hope alive for those hurt by abuse, abandonment, rejection and neglect? How do we prevent the occurrence of secondary traumas from multiple placements, once...
Luck of the Irish?

Luck of the Irish?

Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact Have you ever heard the saying “Luck of the Irish”?  The Irish are often viewed as resilient people-they have a challenged history and have been known as...
A Conflicted Mother’s Day

A Conflicted Mother’s Day

Darla L. Henry & Associates Home About Us 3-5-7 Model Calendar GRANTS Blog Resources Contact Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can be a conflicted time for our children and youth who have been part of the child welfare system. It’s hard to celebrate...