Co-creating a Human Rights Equity Zone

  • December 1, 2021

As we transition to our new normal, it is important to acknowledge that nothing will ever be the same post COVID-19. We have a chance to begin anew. We can protect human dignity, uphold human rights, support social-emotional wellness, and co-create mutually nurturing spaces at home, at school, and at work. We look forward to supporting your efforts to build capacities equitably by leveraging research on relational health and neuroscience. The time is now to build a better future together. Let us co-create a Human Rights Equity Zone so we can all thrive. Coming Soon: POINTS of ACCESS Love Space®…

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Self-care begins with a single Joy Moment

  • December 1, 2021

Self-care begins with a single Joy Moment. Self-care must be a part of everyone’s daily routine at home, at school, and at work.  The emotional state of joy can flood the body and brain with nourishing neurotransmitters to support calm stress response systems and general feelings of well-being and happiness. We look forward to supporting your efforts to integrate self-care equitably by levering research on relational health and neuroscience. Go ahead and take your Joy Moment. Let us see your #fearless love moves. Coming Soon: POINTS of ACCESS Love Space® Institute and Store, CATT Model of Engagement®, and POINTS of…

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Teaching children is an honor

  • May 17, 2017

Teaching children is an honor. Embedded in teaching is the wonderful opportunity to develop  into our best selves.  Young children challenge us to learn from those being taught. If we have been conditioned to believe that as adults, we hold the “expert card, “ embracing a learning stance can be daunting, but it’s certainly not impossible.  The first step in reciprocal teaching and learning with children is to believe in their individual capacities to learn and teach. The second step might very well be understanding that learning from children is as powerful as teaching them.  We as teachers, families and…

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“Language Is Inextricably Connected To Culture”

“Language is inextricably connected to culture”

  • April 28, 2017

Language is inextricably connected to culture.  Since we’re all cultural beings, language is a part of our identity and humanity.  These different forms of expression represent the beauty and value of our collective lived experiences.  And yet, whether we choose to admit it or not, we make assumptions about people based not just on what comes out of peoples’ mouths, but how it comes out. There’s a disconnect when we hear a different intonation, linguistic variation, or pronunciation.  Studies have shown that tracking youth into the prison system begins as early as preschool.  Unfortunately, not every child is viewed as…

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“Love Is A Better Way”

“Love is a Better Way”

  • July 10, 2016

"The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood." - Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank goodness we have children in our world to give us hope. So many, (too many), tragic occurrences have unfolded in our Nation recently. There is no container, nor space, big enough to hold all the grief and pain. And yet, we must summon the courage, strength, wisdom and compassion to heal the hearts and lives of our children--in doing so, we will heal our own.  Children, quite simply by their presence in our lives, require…

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