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 Tired of outdated materials and want research-based resources that boldly anticipate current issues confronting children and families?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.

  • Language that Builds Community

    “This is a story for Amelia,“ announced the adult leading storytime. “It’s a story for Marcus, and a story for Carl,” she repeated,

    Becoming a More Reflective Leader

    When I first started organizing an afterschool program for third and fourth graders, my supervisor’s advice to “make it whatever you want“ left me struggling.

  • Recording Lessons

    When the pandemic shut down in-person gatherings, many of us pivoted to online programs. Some loved working with digital tools to create learning opportunities.

    Promoting Children’s Voices through ‘Grand Conversations’

    One of my pet peeves with curricula for children’s programs is how teacher-directed most of the activities are. The leader is instructed to say this or that and then to ask questions with predetermined answers.

  • Using Books as Spiritual Mirrors & Windows

    As a preschooler, my daughter loved Don and Audrey Wood’s The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry,

    Helping Children Appreciate Diversity

    Cleaning out my daughter’s closet, I found a shadow box she constructed in 1st grade. She and a friend set out to create bedrooms for a set of fictitious triplets: Penny,