Tag Archive: children’s mental health

Mar 26

Intermountain Moment: Stacey’s Safe Space

Recently, one of our cottage therapists gave an assignment to Stacey, a young girl in her care. She asked Stacey to draw a picture of her “safe space.” This had the potential to be a very difficult assignment, as Stacey had endured a significant amount of adversity and relational turbulence in her life. However, after …

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Jul 30

IM Moment Video: Perseverance and finding joy while working with challenging children

  In this post, I thought it would be good to share a pair of clips from conversations I had with Steff Turner and ML Rutherford, two key leaders at Intermountain in Community-based Services and Residential Services. Together, they represent decades of experience in working alongside parents, foster parents, grandparents, educators, therapists, and other caregivers to …

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Jan 30

Troubled Minds by Amy Simpson… a book every church leader should read! [Part 1]

As I work towards a greater understanding of connecting churches with the children and the families that Intermountain ministers to, I occasionally come across something so brilliant or compelling I want to pass it on to as many of you as possible. Amy Simpson’s book, Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission (2013), is …

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