For emerging adults, pandemic serves up unique challenges

first_imgCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The pandemic has been hard on both kids and adults, but it’s also been challenging for those who are in between. Demographic shifts during the last century have given rise to a distinct developmental stage called “emerging adulthood” that spans the late teens and early twenties. With the pandemic causing major disruptions in education, employment, housing and more, young people who are no longer adolescents but not quite adults are struggling to find their footing. Some experts worry that could have long-term negative effects, though the psychologist who coined the phrase “emerging adulthood” said this age group is resilient and likely will bounce back.last_img read more

Supreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides

first_imgSupreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides December 1, 2003 Regular News Supreme Court is looking for a few good tour guides Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead is inviting attorneys and Florida Supreme Court Historical Society members in the Tallahassee area, as well as faculty and students at Florida State University College of Law and other interested persons, to become docents at the Florida Supreme Court.Plans are underway to expand and enhance the court’s tours program in anticipation of an increasing number of visitors, which will require additional volunteer docents to handle court tours and educate visitors about Florida’s judicial system. A majority of the 8,000 court visitors each year are school children from throughout the state.“During January, we plan to hold a three-hour training session to prepare new docents to conduct tours and to familiarize them with the court, the building, and the various support materials available to docents and visitors,” Chief Justice Anstead said. “After a new docent is trained, he or she is placed in the pool of active docents — who periodically have an opportunity to volunteer for tour assignments based on their own time availabilities.Anstead said the docent program is operated under the umbrella of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society and is actively supported by the court.“It serves a most worthy purpose — to educate Floridians about our system of justice and make them aware of the courts’ critical role in ensuring our freedoms as Americans,” Anstead said.Anyone interested in becoming a docent may call the Supreme Court Historical Society office at (850) 222-3703 or e-mail fschs@earthlink.net.last_img read more

FFWPU Europe Mrs Susan Crosthwaite Looking over

first_imgFFWPU Europe, Mrs. Susan Crosthwaite: Looking over the last 3 years of reports about our Annual Meeting, I read the headings:2011:“Building the EU-BFD Together” 2012: “Growing as a Team”2013:”Annual Meeting brings together 43 Delegates from 19 Countries”This was our 8th Annual meeting and the first to be held in the newly refurbished Neumuehle, Camberg. The staff there cared for us so warmly with delicious and healthy food and excellent accommodation, and it was great to be in ‘our own’ place where we could feel more free and embraced by the lovely atmosphere.Our MC, David Perry spoke of and offered a moving prayer about it, and the words of our songs often echoed the sense that we feel called to this work, and seriously seek God’s help to improve our effectiveness and quality of understanding of and care for the Blessed Families. This then seemed to me to be the theme of our meeting this year. We listened to presentations and brainstorming sessions with this heart.Our main focus was four-fold:Hearing reports from the Strategic Conference and Family Educators’ Seminar in KoreaLearning about the Sunday School Curriculum presented by teacher Mr. Tim AtkinsonNetworking with one another; progress reports and offering spontaneous contributionsQuestions and Answers about the matching and Blessing processTim Atkinson’s Sunday School Curriculum, which he developed in Sweden over 21 years was presented with an animated talk by him. It is available for your use for children from 3 to 11 years of age and can be ordered at a very reasonable price by emailing him at timothy.atk@hotmail.com.   It consists of almost 300 tried and tested lesson plans having already being used in several European countries. Tim is generously offering to come to any community to teach those interested in being Sunday-School teachers, asking only for the hosts to cover transport and accommodation costs.We also enjoyed what we call ‘Healing Components’ which this year included sessions about ‘Empathetic Listening’ by Kurt Sattlberger and the 8 Practical Steps to improve Relationships from Mr Yuji Otomo’s work, presented by Susan Crosthwaite.Physical Health presentations were given by Liliana Karlsson and Marietta Bruffaerts both emphasizing the importance of harmonizing good food, exercise, fresh air and water for good health.David and Susan also reported about the Strategic Meeting and Family education Seminar in Korea which was held from August 15-17.In several sessions we posed statements, questions and brainstorming topics to stimulate everyone to contribute their ideas. The topics covering areas such as the 2nd Gen. matching process and how to support those who have fallen, developing comprehensive ‘life-long education’ programs and how we ought to restructure the European BFD Committee.In several sessions we posed statements, questions and brainstorming topics to stimulate everyone to contribute their ideas. The topics covering areas such as the 2nd Gen. matching process and how to support those who have fallen, developing comprehensive ‘life-long education’ programs and how we ought to restructure the European BFD Committee. Networking, sharing, bonding and learning from and about one another, with the joy of being together again!Annual meeting with 36 Delegates from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K which was held in Neumühle Trainings Centre, Bad Camberg, Germany, on 5. – 7. September 2014last_img read more