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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

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

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