October 18, 2017
Hands gently holding a heart.

If Social Work and Customer Service Had a Child . . .

If Social Work and Customer Service Had a Child . . . I always felt that if social work and great customer service training merged, it would create a wonderful child; a fully trained social worker who is able to provide excellent service through simple communication and listening skills which […]
April 21, 2018

Don’t Wait, Don’t Rush

Don’t Wait, Don’t Rush Trauma Informed Parenting Making Space to Heal There’s the adopted child who comes to the parent and asks about his before life; the foster child who is anxious to talk about her feelings. Then, there are those who say nothing and ask nothing. Trauma-informed parents don’t […]
May 3, 2018

Powerful Voices Crossing Boundaries : The Second Post-Conference Reflection of The Resilient Church

This article was originally posted on the ICTG Blog April 28, 2018 The Resilient Church Conference Powerful Voices Crossing Boundaries : The Second Post-Conference Reflection of The Resilient Church One month ago, I wrote a blog post titled “From Mistrust to Hope” that reflected on The Resilient Church conference. In this blog, […]
June 19, 2018

Terrorizing children to make their parents behave?

I am deeply concerned about America, the America I grew to maturity within has changed significantly.  As a people we have always been compassionate, did we make bad choices and let ego and hubris interrupt that compassion at times?  Yes, we have, and afterward, there emerged a refining of law […]
July 3, 2018

A Letter to Dr. Gentry Part #1

A letter to Dr. Gentry from Rebecca Leimkuehler, Principal of Holiday Park School Over the last few months I have written dozens of emails to you, all stored in my drafts, concerning work. They were never sent as I am just not clear on the direction. At the end of […]
July 12, 2018

A Letter to Dr. Gentry Part #2

A letter to Dr. Gentry from Rebecca Leimkuehler, Principal of Holiday Park School For me, this is what I know. Children deserve better. They need champions that will not rest until the types of beings we are raising becomes as, if not more, important as the academic outcomes they possess. There is […]