Self-Care In the New Year: Reducing Stress and Embracing Support

The holiday season, while filled with joy and festivity, can also be a time of heightened stress for child and youth-serving professionals. Balancing the demands of work with the personal commitments of the season can be challenging, especially in environments committed to inclusive practices and positive behavior support. After all of the holiday hustle and…

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KIT Launches At-Home Helpline

We have exciting news!! Our services are expanding to help parents during this time of home-quarantine.    The New Normal: The rapid closure of schools, childcare programs, afterschool activities, and basically all aspects of community life outside the home and immediate family due to COVID-19 has been hard on everyone. It’s been tough on adults,…

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How to Stop Cyber Bullying

The world teenagers live in is so different, in many ways, from the one we grew up in. The constant access to social media has caused an uptick in bullying– particularly cyber bullying. Kids are able to hide behind a keyboard or a screen, and in doing so, they are more likely to forget that…

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Teaching All People to Change Their Aim

This week, Torrie, our CEO at KIT, sent along the following video to all of us at KIT. The video, produced by Torrie’s friend Shelley Moore, explains the purpose and value of inclusion in a way that enhances our understanding of why (and how) we include. My favorite part of this analogy is that, when…

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When Students Admit They Need Help

We’ve all had that student. The one who pushes our extra help away because he doesn’t want his friends to know he struggles. The one who puts down teachers in front of peers to gain a few laughs. The one who acts like (and sometimes says outright) he doesn’t want to be in your class.…

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A Day to Remember

Some of you may remember my post a few weeks ago about hearing the r-word in school. I teach middle school special education, and it’s such a challenge to think about how little 12-year-olds know about what might offend people who are different from them. We can’t get mad because they honestly don’t know what…

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Quality, Inclusion, Pioneering, Richness: Meet Bea

Each month we celebrate an individual who is instrumental in helping make this world a more inclusive place. In March 2014, we honor Bea as KIT’s first Advo-KIT of the month. Bea is the CYS Services Coordinator at Joint Base Lewis McChord and is in every way a champion for inclusion.  She has very high…

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