It’s all about relationships. In touring programs, staff repeatedly ask me what’s most important for me to see, and the answer is quite simple: Relationships. Equally important are the approaches staff use with youth and families in promoting healing, education, and interpersonal relationships. Programs may change, and even staff can transition between them. That’s whyContinue reading Building Relationships in Southern Utah
Will they ever grow up to be successful adults? Young Warriors of tomorrow? The short answer is “No, not without the necessary life experiences.” There is no substitute for learning personal responsibility and living within a legal, committed community. Unless you believe a fourth grade mathematics ability will save the world from the economic disaster,Continue reading In Search of Change? Think: Maturity
Don’t you just love smiles? I love how this student is doing soooo well that her father just can’t help but smile! Thanks Oliverian — you’re approach to college prep is awesome!
As parents, we want “the best” for our young daughter or son, don’t we? In fact, we’ve given them “the best” and that’s now part of the problem. Now, as the metaphoric phrase goes, “Houston, we’ve got a problem”, for what we have here is a failure to launch. And so goes our young person’sContinue reading How to Launch a Young Adult: Use a Parachute Approach!
It’s a play on words, but finding a safe place where you can find calm waters to avoid relapse and work on your mind and body fitness is what Safe Harbor in Costa Mesa is all about. In having worked with the owner Velvet Mangan now for over ten years, I find myself as anContinue reading Finding A Safe Harbor