Happiness through the Hours of Darkness

by Guest Writer Shari Cooper Daylight Saving Time will end this Sunday, November 1. During the spring season, we spring clocks ahead. Although we lose an hour of sleep, a lot of people seem to be okay with it because daylight remains longer at a time when most are out enjoying the nice weather. When Read More

Your Voice

By Guest Writer Shari Cooper It will be time to vote in the 2020 presidential general election in less than two months. Although I received my application in the mail to request an absentee ballot a week ago, I had already downloaded one from the Montgomery County Board of Elections’ website, printed it, filled it Read More

Finding Success with Project FIND

In the last year, 76 professionals from around the state have completed our Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate training both in person and online, as COVID-19 has required a shift in approach. One of our trainees, a county board of developmental disabilities investigation agent, recently sent us a story about how she successfully used Read More

I Can’t Breathe . . .

By Guest Writer Sharmane Delgado-Payne, MSW, LISW-S “I can’t breathe…” Those words keep ringing in my head. I have witnessed two men die on camera, in broad daylight, uttering those words. At the same time, their life is drained from their bodies by police officers cutting their airflow with very real and symbolic and oppression. The Read More

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