Our statement on racial injustice

About Us
Today, as always, Tanager Place believes in the greatness of every child. Our work centers on creating safe communities and resilient families because we understand strong roots are necessary for optimum growth. Understandably, we are shaken by the horrific crime that resulted in George Floyd’s untimely death and pray those…
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#WellnessWednesday Podcast, Episode 4

2020 Spring Newsletter, Treatment
Our #WellnessWednesday podcast is a four-part series based on the RISE: Wellness & Resilience Framework™, developed by Vice President of Clinical Services Tonya Hotchkin. Podcast discussion focuses on the four indicators of well-being. View more information about the #WellnessWednesday podcast and listen to our first episode on connection and belonging…
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10 Ways to Escape a Funk

2020 Spring Newsletter, Prevention
Many of us are experiencing an extended stay in Funkytown. And it is not, unfortunately, the place of groovin’ energy the disco band Lipps Inc. sung so longingly about in the 1980s. And honestly, who can blame us for feeling a little overwhelmed or down? The world as we knew…
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#WellnessWednesday Podcast, Episode 3

2020 Spring Newsletter, Treatment
Our #WellnessWednesday podcast is a four-part series based on the RISE: Wellness & Resilience Framework™, developed by Vice President of Clinical Services Tonya Hotchkin. Podcast discussion focuses on the four indicators of well-being. View more information about the #WellnessWednesday podcast and listen to our first episode on connection and belonging…
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Okpara Rice named AAMI History Maker

2020 Spring Newsletter, About Us
Okpara Rice, CEO of Tanager Place Since 2007 the African American Museum of Iowa has honored key contributors as “History Makers.” This year Okpara Rice, our chief executive, is one of four award winners who will be honored at a September Gala. Museum officials say a History Maker is someone…
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#WellnessWednesday Podcast, Episode 2

2020 Spring Newsletter, Treatment
Our #WellnessWednesday podcast is a four-part series based on the RISE: Wellness & Resilience Framework™, developed by Vice President of Clinical Services Tonya Hotchkin. Podcast discussion focuses on the four indicators of well-being. View more information about the #WellnessWednesday podcast and listen to our first episode on connection and belonging…
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Create while you isolate

2020 Spring Newsletter, Prevention
“I hope kids will remember that they are not alone … and how important it is to bring something beautiful into the world and share it with others.”  School Based Therapists haven’t been idle during facility closures and isolation. Like many Tanager Place staff members, they’ve been actively pursuing opportunities…
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