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Thursday, April 13, 2023

When are we going to do something about gun violence?

Last Monday, an 18-year-old West Geauga High School student was arrested for possession of a firearm. The student was in possession of a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun and three fully loaded magazines. He planned to shoot multiple students at the school. The student has been charged with attempted aggravated... Continue Reading

Friday, March 10, 2023

The "Third Wave" Crisis of the Pandemic & Appreciation of our Mental Health Staff

March is Social Work Month, which is the perfect opportunity to share how critical our social workers - and all those dedicated to helping children and families - are to a functioning community. Our next generation needs help, which is more apparent than ever as we approach what I call... Continue Reading

Thursday, February 09, 2023

It's past time for police reform - and Beech Brook's PAR program heads us in the right direction

I was thinking about Tyre Nichols again last night because of the State of the Union Address. I often think about the way policing works in America today and have been a long-time supporter of reform. By now, you are most likely aware of the tragedy in Memphis involving Tyre Nichols... Continue Reading

Monday, December 05, 2022

Foster Children, Foster Parents, and the Holidays

The holiday season can be particularly difficult for children and youth in foster care. It can be a trying time for foster parents as well. This year, Beech Brook has spent a considerable amount of time celebrating foster children and the heroes who care for them. These children and youth are... Continue Reading

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Beech Brook's services needed more than ever due to COVID-19

Each year before the annual meeting, I reflect on Beech Brook’s rich history. It is amazing how much has changed but also how much remains the same. Founded 170 years ago, our founders were living through a pandemic that never seemed to end, racial tensions and a war that started with... Continue Reading

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