Being Present is the BEST Present

Being Present is the BEST Present

Being present to another’s pain as they express feelings and thoughts and share stories of lost loved ones is central to the grief process. These interactions with children and youth are the premise for relationship building, for repetition of the attachment...
Grief in the Classroom

Grief in the Classroom

Helping children who are grieving during the school day is an issue we address in our recent newsletter and we provide some teacher resources. The National Association of School Psychologists provides a resource for teachers titled, FOSTER CARE FOR CHILDREN:...
The Reassurance of a Hug…

The Reassurance of a Hug…

When children fall or get hurt, when they are scared, they frequently cry. How can we encourage them to “just cry it out”? How often do we feel relief when we cry, particularly after the loss of someone we have deeply cared for? And, what about hugs? How can we hug...
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...

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...
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...