Category: Responding to News Events

My NYC “Bathtub Office” during Super Storm Sandy last week and other news….

The only place I could get Internet access was on the window ledge over the bathtub of my son’s apartment, I thought you’d enjoy this photo of my impromptu office.

For Jessica Christine Ridgeway: Sorrow and Determination

Adults worry about how to talk with children when a tragedy happens, and this is when our kids need our guidance more than ever. We can offer that guidance by making thoughtful choices about the words we say, the feelings we express, and the ways we cope with our own adult-level feelings.

Answers to Common Questions About Violent Attacks: Kidpower Response to Tragic Shootings

The senseless school shooting at Northern Illinois University brings up heart-breaking reminders of other outbursts of tragic violence. Kidpower answers key questions in response to how to handle the emotional turmoil preceding these events.

Penn State Sanctions Set New Path to Success

The NCAA’s penalties for the Penn State’s football program send a clear message from the national level that child safety should be put ahead football, winning, and hero worship. The message that the well-being of kids is more important than sports is revolutionary. By moving through this hard situation, Penn State Football, and the University as a whole, can develop a reputation of true excellence built on a foundation of integrity, courage, and safety.

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