TGIM New Release: Peers Pencils & Pages

Peers Pages & Pencils "This book is amazing. I was in tears on the first page. Completely grateful for the recovery I have today." -Jimmy McGill, Recovery Coordinator at Arkansas Department of Human Services "It is truly amazing." -Monte Payne, CIT at Better Community Development INC Sometimes, we need to be reminded that our past … Continue reading TGIM New Release: Peers Pencils & Pages

Are you using a trauma informed approach?

In our current school system, almost 50% of all children have experienced at least one ACE or Adverse Childhood Experience.  These include things like having a parent that is dependent on drugs or alcohol, abuse, neglect, and a dangerous environment.  Although these may sound like things only experienced in an urban, or high poverty area, … Continue reading Are you using a trauma informed approach?

Life is hard.  Life is not fair.

Forward from Stories of Hope Life is hard.  Life is not fair.  We’ve all heard these phrases, spoken them ourselves about our own lives, and helped family or friends through circumstances where these phrases apply all too well.   Some of us, if we are lucky, don’t have to endure the heartache these simple words bring … Continue reading Life is hard.  Life is not fair.