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Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Chaos in the world is impacting kids, but Beech Brook is here to help!

Kids and families have been through a lot lately. Hyper-partisan politics, extreme political ideologies, racial and religious tensions and violence, the pandemic, and a dysfunctional congress. We have watched an attack by Hamas, Gaza’s governing authority, where more than 1,400 Israelis - men, women, children, and babies - were slaughtered... Continue Reading

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Technology is affecting our kids' mental health - and Beech Brook is here to help

"Breaking the Cycle: Building Stronger Families" That's the theme of this year's Annual Report, but Beech Brook has been actually breaking the cycle since we were founded in 1852. At Beech Brook, we are often called upon to be cycle-breakers. The term "cycle-breaker" refers to a person intentionally changing multi-generational family patterns.... Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

The youth suicide crisis - and what Beech Brook is doing to address it

During the pandemic, Beech Brook predicted there would be a second wave of trouble coming. A mental health crisis. Today, there is more disturbing evidence that the wave is upon us; and while the roots of the problem go back much further than the pandemic, the pandemic and its aftermath... Continue Reading

Thursday, June 15, 2023

LGBTQ+ Youth and the protective factors that support their mental health

June is LGBTQ+ awareness month. Nearly 5% of people in Ohio identify as LGBTQ+, so this is not a small number, nor is it unusual that Beech Brook serves kids that are LGBTQ+. In fact, it is more likely because it is considered a risk factor. But maybe not for the... Continue Reading

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Foster kids need safe and supportive homes - and it's up to all of us

I’d like to ask that you take a moment to think of a child in your life - whether they be your own, your grandchild, your niece, or nephew - but a child that you care about. Imagine that when that child was young, a stranger comes to the door... Continue Reading

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