Four Ways Grandparents Can Help Diffuse Family Conflict

We all know grandparents are expected to take on certain roles in today’s modern family: Grandchildren-indulgers, family-gathering hosts, on-call babysitters, parent-encouragers, keepers of the family’s stories. One author—and friend of Shelterwood—believes there is another overlooked calling grandparents are uniquely positioned to be: Peacemakers. In his book The H.E.A.R.T. Of Grandparenting,
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Meet Kortney Levy

Kortney Levy is Shelterwood’s Director of Recruiting. Joining the Shelterwood Team in August, she brings more than 10 years of recruiting experience and a passion for people to her role. “Such a God Situation” Kortney hadn’t heard of Shelterwood until this past summer, but it came into her life at
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Meet Dr. Dan Harris

As Shelterwood’s Social Studies teacher, Dr. Dan Harris loves creating lessons where true connection and learning come together. “I’m looking for those few moments when you get to do some real teaching, when all of a sudden they are interested in something, and you get to go beyond,” Dan says.
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Holiday anxiety: How to help your teen

The holidays can deliver cheer and stress, wonder and anxiety, big highs and crushing lows. These seasonal swings can be disorienting for adults, but for teens, who experience emotions even more intensely, they can be downright destabilizing. Therapist Jeremy Lotz (MA, LPC, NCC) says the holidays can be especially hard
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Retreats Make a Big Impact on Teens

Sometimes change can happen just by changing your point of view. Shelterwood’s Jeremy Stanley understands the power of shifting your perspective. He has seen it play out in his life, and he has watched it work in the lives of teens. He plans retreats and mission trips designed to help
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How to Thrive Not Survive the Holidays as a Family

The most wonderful time of the year can feel, well, overwhelming for a lot of families. Holiday stress can be especially acute when a family has experienced big changes. Even positive shifts, such as sobriety or getting treatment for mental health, can make a family rethink their seasonal traditions, expectations
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Horticulture Program Helps Teens Grow

Shelterwood’s horticulture program began, appropriately, with a small seed of an idea: Executive Director Rujon Morrison wanted to transform the empty space behind the girls’ house into something more beautiful and useful: a prayer garden. “I had a vision for a raised-bed garden with a cross in the middle,” Rujon
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