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 Tired of outdated materials and want research-based resources that boldly anticipate current issues confronting children and families?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

  • Starters That Support Well-Being

    “Can’t I just be 10 minutes late?” pleaded my daughter. We were driving to her Brownie troop meeting and I could see her unhappy face in the rearview mirror.

    Preparing Preschoolers for Spiritual Learning

    Working with preschoolers can be a blast! Many are full of curiosity about everything and eager to explore. Even the more timid among them can become fascinated by relatively simple things: butterflies,

  • Teaching Spiritual Discourse

    One of parents’ greatest fears is that others will indoctrinate their children with ideas that don’t match their family’s values.

    Child-Led Spiritual Learning

    As a child, I often was bored in school even though I loved to learn. I would quickly tune out adult monologues and rip through fill-in-the-blank worksheets without paying much attention.

  • Being Antiracist with Kids

    As a white researcher and teacher, I know I am susceptible to implicit bias. Even though I am committed to antiracism,

    Building Rapport

    As Covid-19 transmission risks soar again, concerns about the effects of masking and social distancing on relationships also rise.