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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

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The Pandemic, Our Kids, and Mental Health

A message from Tom RoyerPresident/CEO New findings regarding the pandemic on the health and well-being of our nation’s children are emerging – and they are disturbing. One new finding from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) confirmed that school closures and interruptions from the pandemic have stunted the academic growth of... Continue Reading

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Ohio's lack of comprehensive sex education in our "post-Roe" world will be disastrous for families

A message from Tom Royer President/CEO On July 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that, for nearly 50 years, had guaranteed women the right to an abortion. I’m not going to get into my opinion on this issue specifically, although you can probably guess where I... Continue Reading

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Nineteen more children and three adults lost to another act of senseless violence

There was another school shooting yesterday in Uvalde, Texas. It is the deadliest shooting at a U. S. elementary school since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Nineteen children and two adults are dead. The 18-year-old gunman, who bought two semiautomatic rifles on his birthday, was killed by police. I last... Continue Reading

Monday, April 04, 2022

Reflecting on 170 years of service and social justice

A pandemic that never seemed to end, racial tensions and a war that started with a conflict in Crimea. It all sounds so familiar. The 1850s was a pivotal decade. In the United States, tensions over the institution of slavery became prominent and dramatic events hastened the nation's movement towards civil... Continue Reading

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