WWASP – Avoiding the Bad Solutions While Finding the Good.

Yesterday the New York Times prominently published an article on a group of programs for troubled kids called WWASP -The Worldwide Association of Specialty Programs. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/24/us/students-recall-a-school-run-like-a-prison.html?ref=education&_r=0 They are the kind of places we try to steer families away from when they are considering options for their students with...
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Reflections on Newtown

As our whole society continues to process what has happened in Newtown, CT, we also question what can be done to prevent a repetition of this awful violence. Mass slayings rightfully draw our attention and evoke our horror. But this morning I heard the statistic that since the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, more than a million — a MILLION — American have been...
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What’s Changed?

I’ve just signed a new contract, committing myself to three more years in my wonderful office in the historic Brookwood Exchange Building. As I look forward to continuing to serve families in this welcoming spot, I am also thinking about how the choices available to my clients have changed over the last sixteen years. Before I began my practice, I returned to college for a graduate degree...
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