by Paulette Nesbitt, Title I Aide The effects of childhood trauma are vast and unique to each child. In the case of Austin*, an 11-year-old in our care, the physical, emotional, and social effects of trauma exposure impacted every aspect of his academic day. Initial reading and math assessments placed him two years below his fifth […]
Throughout his ten year career with the Shelter, Joshua has held many roles, including Youth Care Specialist, Youth Care Supervisor, Warehouse Manager, Food Service Manager and, most recently, Facilities Manager. This wide variety of experience has given him a unique perspective on the role of the Shelter and the programs that we provide on a daily basis. We are so […]
We are so excited about the possibility of expanding our trauma-informed education services to children throughout Northwest Arkansas who have suffered from abuse, neglect or other adverse childhood experiences. We are one step closer to making Hope Academy of Northwest Arkansas a reality! Our application has been submitted to the Arkansas Department of Education and we will […]
Watch the video to learn how one incredible young lady escaped years of abuse to find hope again thanks to the amazing team at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.
Each quarter, our staff members submit nominations for Employee of the Quarter and always we have some absolutely incredible nominees. It’s so difficult to narrow it down to just one candidate. Our 4th quarter award went to one of our very deserving Youth Care Specialists, Grayson Plumlee. Here are just a few of the things […]
We love Chef Andrew! Thanks to KNWA – Northwest Arkansas News and General Mills for highlighting our own Chef Andrew and his efforts to provide a healthy and sustainable Nutrition program for the children in our care. Providing healthy meals and snacks to our kids (many of whom have faced food insecurity most of their […]