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  • Crises Response
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Wendt Center Crisis Response in DC Schools

A teacher has died; a student has gone missing. Horrible, unexpected tragedy strikes every day. It disrupts our sense of safety and stability. It can make us feel like a train barreling down the tracks without any way to slow down. When these tragedies occur at school, whole communities are impacted and disrupted. DC schools… read more»

Three Helpful Tips for Grieving While Parenting

In times of great personal loss, it is common for parents and caregivers to need to play two roles, both griever of their own loss and supporter of their child’s loss. In fact, as a child and family therapist at the Wendt Center, Stephanie Handel typically meets with the parents or caregivers first before beginning… read more»

Wendt Center Interviews Katie Moore, Camp Volunteer

Volunteer Corner We had the immense pleasure of interviewing Katie Moore this summer. Katie is a senior at Penn State, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC 2019 was Katie’s first time volunteering for the Wendt Center and we were honored to have her. How did you get involved with the… read more»