One important part of working with students who have some life struggles is to recognize the trending of their needs as we move through different generations. The students that we had in our care 30 years ago are very different from the students that we work with today. What that has meant is that we […]
The Value of Trauma-Informed Language
I don’t know if this is your experience but lately it seems that every profession has its own terminology. Sometimes the acronyms are completely confusing. Even when reading professional journals they seem to have a host of different abbreviations and expressions that are exclusively contextual to their respective field of endeavor. Also, social media has […]
How to Help Struggling Students Become Successful
One of the outcomes of the pandemic is that many students are struggling with compelling mental health issues that have had significantly negative impact on their personal and educational progress. Since our mental health systems and schools were not prepared for these situations there have been behavioral problems that have had impact on teachers, administrators, […]
How to Develop an Exemplary Train-the-Trainers Program
Lakeside Global Institute trains thousands of professionals yearly in multi-levels of trauma awareness and responsiveness. We have developed a long list of workshops and full courses with certifications that equip our professionals who deal with individuals who have been impacted by some form of adversity or trauma. One hard reality is that in the post-pandemic […]
Can Screen Time Be Beneficial for Kids?
For those of us who are caregivers for kids, it has been a significant issue as to how much screen time is healthy. Screen time can be addicting. Social media often creates difficult messaging that can leave students in significant crisis. Other messaging can also have major influence in the lives of our children and […]
Lakeside Wins Gold at 2023 Philadelphia Flower Show
One of the largest flower shows in the world is the Philadelphia Flower Show. Thousands of individuals attend to enjoy the designs of hundreds of floral artists who put together some of the most beautiful and dynamic floral displays imaginable. This year’s theme is “The Garden Electric” which celebrates the giving and receiving of flowers. […]
Non-Profit Leadership: How to take Program Development from Design to Implementation
For those of us that are continually attempting to improve certain aspects of our society, we recognize that when needs surface that are within our mission to address there is quite a process to make that happen. We usually begin with an idea and over time we turn it into a program or process that […]
Special Rules for Teenagers?
Many of us enjoy eating at Chick-fil-A restaurants. I’ve always appreciated the environment and the service-oriented staff that clearly are trained to be courteous to their clients. I think this is evident when we see vehicles backed up at a neighborhood Chick-fil-A during meal times to get their food and their service. I found it […]
How to Reduce Gun Violence – The Omaha 360 Model
More than 6,000 people have been fatally shot already in this new year in the United States. These deaths are filled with so many levels of trauma for loved ones and family members. It sometimes feels hopeless that we can fix this epidemic of violence since these numbers continue to rise nationally. However, in Omaha, […]
How do we Honor the Presidents on This Special Day?
I find that the national holiday of President’s Day is something that has not been well-defined. Originally it was a celebration of George Washington’s birthday. Then it was deemed appropriate that we combine George Washington’s birthday and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Added to that was a day to renew a commitment in 1932 to the Purple […]
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