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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

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

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