Being Committed to RESPECT: A message from RESPECT’s board and staff

RESPECT believes that every human being is a uniquely valuable member of our community and should be included, thought of, and treated in a manner that reflects and demonstrates dignity and self-respect….

When the Children Return to School: A Message From Dr. Patricia Newman

Students of all ages will be restarting their education this fall having experienced the impact of a worldwide pandemic that will likely continue with many questions unanswered. Our best information tells us that mental…

COVID-19 and RESPECT

Following state and national recommendations regarding social-distancing and as consistent  with the policies of local schools and public institutions, RESPECT has suspended its live programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are…

Message from Dr. Newman: Stop & Think During COVID-19 Pandemic

First, I hope you all are well and doing all that you can to keep yourselves and those you care about healthy.  It’s a challenging time.  It seems like every time I…

Hold That Thought at Belvedere Elementary

RESPECT actor-educators worked hand in hand with Belvedere Elementary’s school counselor to develop a customized eight-week installment of Hold That Thought, a multi-session program designed with Dr. Patricia Newman to develop impulse…

KPAO Airs RESPECT Educational Plays and Panel Discussions

KPAO, Omaha’s Public Access Television station, has partnered with RESPECT to air our educational plays along with panel discussions bringing messages of healthy relationships to a broad audience throughout the Omaha-metro area. …

What Makes our Actor-Educators Celebrities

When actor-educators join RESPECT, we inform them that they become mini-celebrities in the community.  Children “grow up” seeing RESPECT starting in pre-school or kindergarten and often look forward to our team returning…

RESPECT Returns to ESU 7 to Continue Building Healthy Relationships

During the 2018-2019 school year, RESPECT traveled to ESU 7 to provide programs in the fall and spring for over 1400 participants thanks to a generous grant from the Kim Foundation.  As…

Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center Hosts “Reporting”

When the Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center reached out to RESPECT, we were pleased to discuss what we could offer for the teens in their center.  Before doing so, our staff learned…

How RESPECT Builds Kindness: A Message from Dr. Patricia Newman

Recently I was in a teacher supply store and talking with the store manager and, as is often my habit, was sharing with her all that I do with RESPECT!  She asked…