We Are Thankful: A Message from Dr. Newman

As we approach Thanksgiving it is the perfect time to put into words how thankful I am for the RESPECT board, staff, donors, and volunteers – including all who take the time…

RESPECT Stays Interactive

As the pandemic continues and situations seem to change on a daily basis, you might be wondering how it is possible for RESPECT to offer programs at this time.  The good news…

When We Know We Are Doing It Right

RESPECT has always been based on live, in-person theatre.  With so many schools and organizations not yet ready to have us enter their buildings, we have been providing live interactive programs virtually…

Uncertain? What to do and how to help: A Message from Dr. Newman

It looks like the 2021-2022 school year will at least start with some uncertainty regarding how various schools will be implementing public health measures for students and staff – and as I…

What to expect for live performances in the midst of COVID

Some educators and administrators may be wondering:  If we have RESPECT for in-person programs at our school, what we can we expect when it comes to COVID safety precautions?  RESPECT’s board and…

Stand Up Against Bullying Fundraiser Is a Success!

On August 5th, 2021 RESPECT hosted its annual Stand Up Against Bullying fundraiser.  The event, held virtually, included a performance of “Coping In Crisis” along with award presentations to Jermaine Jones (Board…

Flexibility- It’s not just good for gymnastics: A Message from Dr. Newman

When my children were young the very best thing about my private practice and working for myself was the flexibility it provided for me to schedule around my family priorities and arrange…

What Does a Virtual RESPECT Program Look Like?

If you’ve ever had a RESPECT program at your school or organization, you can probably conjure in your mind a visual of what the performance looked like:  Three or four chairs lined…

Managing Big Feelings and Anxiety: A Message from Dr. Newman

The most frequent questions I have been receiving wearing my child psychologist hat over the last several months have been about helping kids of all ages manage anxiety. Many of our RESPECT…