Ogni bambina/o vale
All kids have worth. Some, though, want to prove to us that they have none. Our job as caring educators is to prove them wrong.
This got me thinking about my own past experiences with very high risk youth. I used to facilitate wilderness adventure therapy programs for adjudicated youth. This is a story of one youth in the program.
The Story of Timmy MadDog
In preparation for our two week wilderness course, I was to meet each of the kids in their social workers’ offices. I knew the kids would be a challenge. They were given the choice between going on the wilderness course or going to juvenile detention. Prior to meeting…
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