The Answers We Seek In Divisive Times

The Answers We Seek In Divisive Times

Putting pen to paper, fingers to keys, was tough for this piece of writing. It’s been almost a week, yet my hands still shake with anger as I try to write what I feel in my heart (sadness). And my mind? Forget it. Trying to make sense of an event like this is something even the great minds of the world have difficulty processing. And so we’re swimming, all of us, upstream, in the middle of ruinous rapids. We’re inflamed and exhausted, scrambling to do our part to ensure something like this never happens again. Action. Arguments. Acquiesce. We all manage our emotions differently, yet similarly, in the raging waters of our time.

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Policing Youth: Truth and Training

Policing Youth: Truth and Training

I have seen several news stories recently that cast yet another shadow over the policing profession; “ACLU reports officers are likely undertrained and overzealous in their approach to disciplining students.” Many of these news articles and reports suggest there are systemic issues with regards to police in schools, and often share the negative interactions youth have had with police.

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Transforming Your Perceptions: Inspiration for Those in Service

Transforming Your Perceptions: Inspiration for Those in Service

I've been on a journey for the past few years. The path has led me to many realizations that have radically changed the way I serve as a Police Officer, School Resource Officer, Educator, Counselor, Friend and Parent. I realized that for anyone to be truly “in service,” we must drop our preconceived perceptions of others. There is a transformative power that comes when our actions reflect this new attitude.

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Walking With Wonder: Three New Ways to Connect with your Child

Walking With Wonder: Three New Ways to Connect with your Child

I found that we became natural observers of the world we live in – a world that is far more beautiful when you’re paying attention.  I felt in awe of this new world, seeing it not only with my own eyes, but through the eyes of my child. I found that though we saw the world differently, we could collaborate to figure out the mysteries that unfolded before us.

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