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 Tired of outdated materials and want research-based resources that boldly anticipate current issues confronting children and families?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

  • A 5E Model of Spiritual Education

    One of my eldest child’s favorite memories is a series of 5th grade class sessions where they explored scientific theories for ancient religious events.

    Being Gender Inclusive

    I started transgressing gender norms with my children when they were babies. I dressed them in colors and styles assigned to their ‘opposite’ gender.

  • Replacing Hurtful Words with Kindness

    “Losers! Losers!” shouted a kid on the opposing soccer team. My fifth grader and her teammates were headed to the parking lot after a 0-7 game.

    Sharing Personal Spiritual Practices

    Children’s group leaders often wonder how much to share about their personal lives with young people. We appropriately want to protect our privacy and maintain appropriate boundaries.

  • Using Story Circles to Build Empathy

    Sorting through a box of old school papers, I found a story one of my children wrote in 2nd grade.

    Reimagining Spiritual Education

    Most of the time, we think of the global pandemic as a terrible time for children and learning. School closures,