Cerissa Desrosiers ’13 (New England, PsyD) is the Clinical Director of Endurance Behavioral Health, a group-based behavioral health practice for adolescents in Seabrook, NH, which specializes in partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs. Dr. Desrosiers is in the process of creating a new intensive day program for obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and anxiety disorders, which will include assessment, treatment planning, and daily Exposure Response Prevention.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm