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Emotional Intelligence: A Foundation in Recovery from Centuries of Oppression

As I continue to unpack what has happened during and since the events in Charlottesville, VA, and have recently also experienced many personal and family-based crises that require public attention directly linked to the failed system of care for children, adults and the elderly with a variety of disabilities, it has been impossible to have … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence: A Foundation in Recovery from Centuries of Oppression

Emotional Intelligence: A Foundation in Recovery from Oppressive Behaviors and Improving the System of Care

I continue to unpack what has happened during and since the events in Charlottesville, VA, since I have recently also experienced many personal and family-based crises that require public attention directly linked to the failed system of care. Defined as a spectrum of effective, community-based services and support, this system of care is not just for … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence: A Foundation in Recovery from Oppressive Behaviors and Improving the System of Care

Part two – Creating Culture: Choosing to Be An Emotionally Present Parent

Click Here to read Part One Admittedly, the past few years since becoming a parent have been very stressful. From not knowing why both my children did not meet key developmental milestones (and the initial helplessness and hopelessness that came with that) to not know how to help them.  Because I trust in the guidance … Continue reading Part two – Creating Culture: Choosing to Be An Emotionally Present Parent

Part One – Creating Culture: Choosing to Be An Emotionally Present Parent

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the 2017 Transformational Leadership Forum hosted by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competency (NCCC). I was not only honored to have had the opportunity to learn from highly skilled cultural competency trainers, but the icing on the cake has been to now be invited … Continue reading Part One – Creating Culture: Choosing to Be An Emotionally Present Parent

Caretaker in Maleness: The Economy of Male Teachers and Healthcare Professionals

Last week, I was invited to speak with the Male Caregivers  Advocacy Support Group, an initiative of Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN).  It was truly an honor and pleasure to be surrounded with black men that are committed to being strong support for their loved ones with disabilities.  It brought tears to my … Continue reading Caretaker in Maleness: The Economy of Male Teachers and Healthcare Professionals