Teaching Kids to Tap

By Ann Adams

Kinney is tall for 13. He has light brown hair and a pair of sad eyes that competed for the saddest I've ever seen. He expressed immediate interest: "Can you teach me?"

"Sure."

"Harvey," a slender, African American nine year old in perpetual motion, was in line behind him: I want to know too.

"OK."

Calming Down Teddy, an Emotionally Disturbed Boy

By Ann Adams

Teddy is one of too many children who are victims of child abuse and neglect. With an emotionally disturbed diagnosis, he spent two and a half years in our intermediate level residential treatment facility (From GC: Ann holds an administrative position with this facility.) Teddy had made a lot of progress and was scheduled to leave on Friday to a therapeutic foster home.

He had refused to … Continue reading