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Empathy and Autism
Is Empathy a Teachable Feeling?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who shows the most empathy of all? For many of us, empathy is an intuitive reaction to someone else’s emotional state. For example, when you watch your… [Read More]

Managing Stress Without Using Alcohol
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 2019 marks the 33rd anniversary of Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Educating children and families about treatment and prevention of alcohol addiction is one of… [Read More]

Calm Down! Pay Attention! Stop! Focus!
Mindfulness-Based Learning with Children

Calm Down! Pay Attention! Stop! Focus! These demands are often made of children across school, home, and community environments. While adults may have good intentions by providing response prompts to help kids… [Read More]

The Hallmark of CORA – A Caring Workplace Family
The Recipe for Dedication and Service

  One might suggest that a successful supportive workplace is based on some of the attributes of a well-functioning family. With your family, you should feel safe to cry, to learn, and… [Read More]

Creative Non Conformity – A Brief History
CORA Connection December Edition, CEO Message

Creative Nonconformity is our theme for the fiscal year 2018-2019.   In France, in the 1830’s, Saint Mary Euphrasia started the Sisters of the Good Shepherd to offer support to those marginalized by… [Read More]

Career Readiness Starts in Middle School

With the ever-growing pressure to succeed in high school and become what society deems as “college and career ready”, students are feeling a dramatic increase in the need to strive for greatness. … [Read More]

Opening Doors for High School Students in Recovery
The Bridge Way School has a new home in the Northeast.

On Friday, October 19, 2018, The Bridge Way School, Pennsylvania’s first and only Recovery High School, officially opened its doors to the community at a brand new location, 7360 Jackson Street, with… [Read More]

Fall Into Family Resources This Fall
CORA Connection October Edition, CEO Message

As the CEO of CORA, I have the privileged position of leading a team of professionals who are truly dedicated to meeting the unmet needs of children and families. Whether that be… [Read More]

Positive Techniques to Counter Depressed Thoughts and Emotions in Children
October is National Depression Awareness Month

October happens to be National Depression Awareness Month. Depression is often thought of as an adult illness and not always recognized when it affects children. However, depression does occur fairly often in young… [Read More]

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