How CASES Help Build Competencies for Engaging Families

Family engagement benefits children and youth in multiple ways. However, educators often find engaging families the most difficult part of their work, and are rarely trained or prepared to do so. The case method is a valuable teaching technique to prepare educators to effectively engage with families. The case method helps educators build competencies that […]

How Will You Know You Possess Too Much Empathy?

There is a good and bad, a light and dark side of empathy. Empathy helps to understand and identify what others feel. You create a safe space for them to be open and comfortable in order that they disclose more freely. It says to others, ‘I care’ and ‘I want to understand how you feel’. […]

Is the Intergenerational Mobility Gap Environmental?

Researchers have just published a new paper about intergenerational mobility among American children. The basic question is whether children generally end up with higher or lower incomes than their parents. This study found that at nearly every income level, black kids are likely to do worse than their parents, and far worse than similar white kids.The black-white […]

Addressing The Disturbing Alliance Between Depression and Dementia

As if the changes brought about by dementia aren’t devastating enough, many of the more than 5 million people living with the disease in the U.S. also face depression. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association[APA], it’s common for people with dementia to experience not only depression but also anxiety and paranoia. Those with Alzheimer’s […]