It was last year and Terri and I were being asked about helping with a church-based program to help teens and their parents who were struggling. It was a program that had run for a while and was dormant because it wasn’t working. In the restart everyone wanted to provide a bit of support to the volunteers. This is the first of two training sessions that we did with volunteers to help them realize that what the teens might tell them might not be the only truth.
We’re all convinced that we have the right answers and our perceptions are the right ones – however, what we really know is that our perceptions aren’t always right. What do you think you know that ain’t so? (Paraphrasing Mark Twain.)
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