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Supporting Ourselves Through Times of Trauma

Supporting Ourselves Through Times of Trauma

  COVID-19 has impacted EVERYONE, and it is important for all of us to focus on our well-being and mental health. Especially while we are taking care of our families, friends and fellow community members. This interview between comedian and author, Katie Goodman and The Trauma Stewardship Institute’s

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A Message to our Supporters

A Message to our Supporters

Dear Relief Nursery friends, Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Relief Nursery has remained focused on our work of supporting Relief Nursery children and families. Nothing could be more important as already vulnerable families are facing unprecedented challenges which increase the risk to their children. I am reaching out

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Relief Nursery features, “The Early Link Podcast”

Relief Nursery is excited to share this podcast featuring Dr. Deborah Leong and the importance of nurturing executive functions. Learn about young children’s brain development, the importance of play, and the role of assessment in early childhood settings. Click Here to listen! “Deborah Leong is professor emerita

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Resilience and Gratitude

Resilience and Gratitude

“When the nurse told us we could take our daughter home, I burst into tears and asked her how they could trust us with another human life? I knew from my childhood what I didn’t want to do but had no idea what to do. That is exactly what Relief Nursery helped us learn.”

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Relief Nursery on OPB Radio

Relief Nursery’s Executive Director, Kelly Sutherland, and one of our families were recently featured on OPB’s radio show “Think Out Loud.” What a wonderful opportunity for more awareness surrounding our mission. Click here to listen to the podcast to learn more about our programs and the families

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Meet The Smyth Family, A Relief Nursery Success Story

By: Jennifer Solomon Meet Heather Smyth and her 3-year-old son, Thomas. They’ve just emerged from a long journey against all odds, and they are forever grateful to Relief Nursery for the amazing support they have received. Heather arrived in Eugene from Portland, having just been released from

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Disrupting The PreSchool To Prison Pipeline

By: Terrence Killian, Mental Health Program Manager Each year in this country, approximately 50,000 children are expelled from preschool. It is disproportionately children of working-class parents and children of color who experience these disciplinary actions, and it’s often the first step on what’s being referred to as

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