It's Giving Tuesday!
Here at GLAD House, we are always so grateful for the support of our generous donors, who enable us to make huge impacts in the lives of our kids. With your help, we are breaking the cycle of addiction by providing mental health and prevention treatment to children of addicted parents. The end of the year is drawing to a close, and we've made so many amazing accomplishments this year--but we still have so much we want to do. Our goal is to even better meet or kids' needs for
2017 Annual Report: "Be the Change You Want to See in the World"
This year at GLAD House, our recurring theme has been "Be the Change You Want to See in the World." Our kids come from troubled and difficult home lives, and they have lived with the burden of a caregiver who has an addiction. However, they understand that change starts with them. Thanks to the generous support of donors, GLAD House is able to show kids that their future does not have to mirror their parents', and they build a new life for themselves while making a positive i
At GLAD House, we were excited to welcome fall with our Fall Bash! During our fall celebration, each of our three groups decorated their room doors for our annual door-decorating contest, then voted on their favorites. Group 1 made a spooky pumpkin patch that showed the "Great Skills" they are Harvesting, like "cooperation" and "how to identify feelings"! Group 2 modeled their door after their favorite fun movie, Monsters, Inc.! We love the 3D effect. Group 3 got into the spi
How To: Mindful Breathing Wand
Teaching young children mindfulness is a lot easier and more fun than one might think. As an early childhood therapist, I adapt and find ways to make social and emotional lessons more creative and engaging for the little ones. I quickly found out that this works for mindfulness too! Why notice your breath? I tell children how noticing their breath can actually help them calm down by simply paying attention to their bodies. I also talk about how breathing is your body’s specia
Changing the Future for Children of Addicted Parents
GLAD House is proud to partner with Children's Hospital for the second year to organize the Children of Addicted Parents Conference. REGISTRATION OPEN www.cincinnatichildrens.org/childrenofaddiction Register today! In 2016 this conference had a wait list! CONFERENCE GOAL * Discuss the future of neonatal abstinence syndrome and the long term outcomes of in utero exposure * Discuss the psychosocial and mental health aspects of living with parents affected by substance abuse