Congratulations to three Tarrant County non-profits who are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2019! They are doing great work in our community and we appreciate their missions.
Topics: Community Partner
reFRAMED Host, Emily Morehead, talked with Mary Kathryn Nader about children grieving a loss while at school. Different circumstances such as the death of a loved one, a divorce in the family, or a move to a new place can cause children to grieve. Mary Kathryn talks about anxiety being one of the main reactions children have after a loss. They have lost more than that person or place because their routines and schedules have changed.
Many hopeful parents pick up the phone each day and call Gladney to begin their adoption journey. On the list of pre-planned questions they likely jot down prior to the call comes the question “what about drugs and alcohol exposure?”. This is a hard, honest and vulnerable question for almost every parent who is interested in adopting.
Topics: Gladney University
This child is part of CCCWA’s new Ambassador of Love program. Prospective Parents are invited by the CCCWA to meet this child in China as part of the matching process. For more information please contact email@example.com.
I joined Gladney on April 1, 2008 (April Fool’s Day–appropriate!) as the Chief Development Officer. The agency was in transition at that time, as the development team had just been relocated from the Gladney Fund to the Gladney Center. I later began working with different departments throughout the organization and eventually became the Chief Operating Officer. Eighteen months ago, I took the reins as President and CEO. I have worked in the nonprofit world for the past 24 years, and I’m continually amazed by the generosity of our society. I have learned over the years that people are motivated to make a real impact. It has been my job to tell the story and show how a person’s support can change lives. At Gladney, we have the privilege of doing that every day.
Topics: Gladney Leadership
The swinging bridge of Camp El Tesoro is a great metaphor for camp. It marks a crossing over into another world, it leaves you unsteady, and it requires a bit of an adventurous spirit and bravery to wobble across. That’s the leap that twenty children took, crossing over to spend a week at Gladney’s Camp Forge at the end of July.
For the last decade, Gladney's Superkids program has been sending pediatric therapy teams to visit orphanages in China and Taiwan to learn more about children waiting to be matched with adoptive families. The information we learn on these trips helps us to find permanent adoptive families. To date, almost 200 children that were seen by Superkids have been adopted by families in the United States as well as other countries. Many of these children would not have found the love and care of a family, without the Superkids program. This program continues currently with wonderful success in Taiwan. The next trip is scheduled for November, 2019.
reFRAMED Host, Emily Morehead, talked with Bailey Guthrie, Gladney adoptive parent, and Ashley Whiteside, LMSW, answer the question, "what is the adoption journey like" if adopting an infant. Bailey discussed the mixed feelings with the adoption process, along with personal experience of loss.
reFRAMED Host, Emily Morehead, talked with Staci Danford about reframing your brain with gratitude. Staci talked about how gratitude can have a major impact on your life and the different ways you can practice being grateful. Describing why you are grateful for something, like a cup of coffee, allows you to change your thought process and creates the practice of scientific gratitude. Staci's bubbly personality and captivating smile will leave you wanting more.