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Aspen’s Story…

Treatment
Shortly after Aspen’s birth angry, physical outbursts began. Home was stressful, violent. Public places were a nightmare. And then there was Tanager… with a special form of therapy. Fifty two weekly Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) sessions helped calm four year old Aspen so she could listen and manage her…
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Make a difference for Children, donate to Home Away from Home

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After 120+ children living on Tanager Place Inpatient Campus year after year we are working to make some important renovations and updates. “It is time”, shared Okpara Rice, CEO. “Anytime you live with children, over the years there is guaranteed wear and tear in your living environment.” Tanager Place announces…
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Adolescent DBT Group Therapy

Support Groups, Treatment
Tanager Place is excited to share that we have openings for the next session of our DBT Group Therapy! Learn more about DBT below: What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? DBT focuses on the following key concepts: Dialectics – The philosophy that two opposing ideas can both be true, and when…
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Master Story Tellers

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Spend more than ten minutes with Bob and Jan Kazimour of Cedar Rapids and you’ll be laughing. They say a good narrative is a process of hook, line and sinker.  Bob offers the hook, Jan prompts the line and together they sink the punch line as they regale you with…
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Mentoring Creates Strong Futures

Education, Prevention
Tanager Place Children of Promise mentoring program is for youth with a parent involved in the correctional system. Nationally, 1 in 28 youth will experience the incarceration of a parent before their 18th birthday. Children of Promise provides youth the opportunity to develop positive relationships with mentors. “Meeting twice monthly…
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Get to know Bobby!

Volunteer
How long have you been cutting The Tanager Place Kiddos’ hair? I have been personally cutting the hair for Tanager Place for a little over 6 years now. First starting out with another salon I managed at the time, I personally coordinated dates and times forus salon to visit. After…
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When Shootings Happen…

Education
High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe…
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Imagine yourself a philanthropist

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 Imagine a place where the view encompasses the stars. Imagine a place where you meet and learn from new friends. A place where you challenge yourself and you find out just who you are. Imagine a place where children’s dreams unfold. Where laughter is heard for miles and for years…
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