Supporting Families

We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation
Because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation.
Our blunders become their burdens
But one thing is certain:
If we merge mercy with might and might with right,
Then love becomes our legacy
And change our children’s birthright.

– Amanda Gorman, from The Hill We Climb

Are you a teacher, counselor, or community leader committed to helping families grow and thrive? Tired of outdated materials and want research-based resources that boldly anticipate current issues confronting children and families?

We’re rethinking how to actively team up with families in the spiritual care of children. We’ll help you shake off old habits and techniques that just aren’t working anymore. And, using the latest data, we’ll invite you to build on what is working. We’re in this together.

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  • Living Black History Projects

    It’s Black History Month once again in the U.S., when teachers and group leaders plan lessons celebrating African American figures and exploring the dynamics of race and racism in America.

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    Dreaming about Racial Equity with Kids

    During the Black Lives Matter protests of 2021, my home city (Richmond, VA) struggled with the legacy of several prominent confederate monuments.

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  • Holiday ‘Marker Talks’

    Many of the children I teach come from households that celebrate multiple religious and cultural holidays. Others have friends whose holiday traditions are different from their own.

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    Creating a Calming Corner

    December can be an overwhelming month for kids. Seasonal changes prompt a shift in clothing and outdoor activities. Numerous cultural and religious holidays fall during this time.

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  • Practicing Thanks-Giving

    “Let’s go around the room and say something we’re thankful for,” says the teacher. “I’m thankful for apple pie!” says one child.

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    Managing Misbehavior with Conscious Discipline

    I’m watching a group of children prepare to act out a spiritual story. One child insists on taking the lead role,

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