Starting Off the School Year on the Right Track

With the start of the school year the RESPECT staff is busy working with schools and other youth serving organizations setting up programs for the upcoming year. I get many calls from…

New Cast Members Join RESPECT for the 2019-2020 School Year

RESPECT is pleased to announce the hiring of five new actor-educators to join our cast for the 2019-2020 school year. One of those new individuals is Omaha-born, Donovaughn Daniels. In addition to…

Columbus Community Hospital Brings In RESPECT to Stage Conversations at Camp

Dr. Newman and RESPECT’s actor educators traveled to Columbus, NE to present “Choices” at the Columbus Community Hospital’s S.N.A.P. Camp.  The “Choices” educational theatre program and talk-back discussion focus on issues surrounding…

Metro Area Suicide Prevention Council Invites RESPECT to Perform “Choices”

RESPECT presented Choices for the Metro Area Suicide Prevention Council (MASPC) on July 23. Coalition members represent school districts, mental health agencies, law enforcement, mental health professionals and other advocacy based organizations…

Stand Up Against Bullying: A Night of Comedy for a Good Cause is a Great Success!

On July 11th, supporters of RESPECT gathered for a lively evening dedicated to RESPECT at the Scottish Rite.  With proceeds going to RESPECT, the night featured a silent auction, performance by RESPECT…

Dr. Patricia Newman Featured as Guest on KIOS

Did you hear Dr. Newman’s interview on Omaha’s Morning Edition on KIOS? If not – or if you want to hear it again!  Read about it and listen here.

Customized Workshops Stage Conversations About Healthy Relationships

RESPECT has been proud to partner with Inclusive Communities at their IncluCity leadership programs for high school students during the 2018-2019 year.  RESPECT has been brought in to these workshops to facilitate…

When Something Doesn’t Look Right

What happens when you walk into a room of youngsters who are circled around a device, trying to get “a look” at the screen, some incredibly silent and others cautiously laughing, with…

All New “Hold That Thought” Program Launches at St. James Seton School

Over the past two months, RESPECT has partnered with Saint James Seton school and their school counselor, Marlena Laney, to offer a brand new program called Hold That Thought.  This multi-session series is designed…

Kim Foundation Grant Brings RESPECT Programs to ESU 7

This October, RESPECT traveled to ESU 7 (a region surrounding Columbus, NE) to provide 20 programs over the course of a week.  This is part of an effort funded by The Kim…