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Learn the Signs: Identifying Childhood Mental Health Disorders

September 10, 2013


If you take a look inside any of your local K-12 classrooms, it’s extremely likely that you’ll see a student who is suffering from a mental health disorder sitting amongst his or her peers. That’s because 1 out of 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the United States experience a mental health disorder in […]

California’s Grandparents Are Changing the Look and Feel of Parenthood

February 19, 2013


If you stop by any California schoolyard you’ll notice that a good number of the people there to greet children appear to be beyond parenting age – in fact many look old enough to be grandparents. That’s because indeed, many of them are. While the definition of “parent” is open to interpretation and families come […]

On Being Part of the Solution

August 16, 2012


When horrible events happen, it’s hard not to see the world as a dark, scary, unpredictable place. But when working in support of children, particularly with vulnerable youth like those we serve at Sunny Hills, things feel more hopeful because every day we are witness to fragile young lives being shaped and strengthened in response […]