Archive for February, 2011

Controlling Behavior or Reclaiming Youth?

February 25, 2011

This thought provoking article challenges to reader to take a close look at whether or not we are trying to help children reclaim their lives or if we are just trying to make them more manageable by teaching them to control their behavior. For Centerstone staff and families,  there is a quiz available for continuing […]

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Every Child Deserves A Family

February 21, 2011

An article authored by Centerstone Adoption Coordinator, Barbara Pennington, appeared in a recent edition of the Tennessean. The article, titled “Every Child Deserves a Family,” explores common myths about what it takes to adopt a child and urges loving people to open their hearts and homes to children who need families. Pennington’s article comes in […]

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Implementing the Circle Of Courage In The Classroom

February 8, 2011

“The Circle is not a set of rules or a strategy; it is a paradigm shift in teaching social obligation and self-awareness. Implementation then, has more to do with shifting perceptions and expectations than it does with creating rules and strategies, which are a product of perceptions and expectations. The perceptions and expectations revolve around […]

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Transition Planning for Foster Youth with Disabilities: Are We Falling Short?

February 8, 2011

“DO WE HAVE A PROBLEM? Nationally, approximately 20,000 youth “age out” of foster care each year, typically when they turn eighteen. These youth face extraordinary challenges to becoming successful adults, and the transition outcomes for many youth exiting care appear bleak. A national study* of…” KEEP READING

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Attachment Disorders

February 8, 2011

As a child grows, so does the bond of trust with the primary caregiver. Secure attachment has a lifelong effect on growth, development, trust and relationships. If a child is not provided this consistent, loving care, insecure attachments form. Children with insecure attachments… KEEP READING: Attachment Disorders

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