The Shame of Suicide

By Leslie Scott, MSSA, LSW, CTP-C, Professional Development Coordinator One thing I have learned from years as a social worker is that suicide is shameful. People surrounded by those who have died by suicide, almost died by suicide, or contemplated suicide feel a sense of shame. This shame stems from misnomers and stigma. Society also […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is never an easy topic to discuss, whether with clients, friends, or yourself. But that conversation can also be the reason someone doesn’t follow through with a plan or learns about suicide, so they can spread information to other youth. Here are some much needed tips for successful conversations with youth about suicide. Starting […]

Kaleidoscope Youth Center Named a Safe Place

Kaleidoscope Youth Center is now a designated Safe Place in the central Ohio community. The building will display the yellow and black Safe Place sign, which signifies immediate help and safety for youth. It is estimated over one million youth run away from home each year due to abuse, neglect, family conflicts and other issues. […]

Building a Happy Classroom: For You and Your Students

By Leslie Scott, MSSA, LSW, CTP-C, Professional Development Coordinator With the start of a new school year, comes new school supplies, new students, new teachers, and lots of new emotions. Emotions that often express themselves in the classroom. Sometimes this is excitement, joy, and relief. Sometimes this is anger, worry, or loneliness. As a teacher, […]

City of Grandview Heights Fire Division Named a Safe Place

City of Grandview Heights Fire Division is now a designated a Safe Place in the central Ohio community. The building will display the yellow and black Safe Place sign, which signifies immediate help and safety for youth. It is estimated over one million youth run away from home each year due to abuse, neglect, family […]

Community Support Partners: City Year Columbus

Back-to-School Mental Health Checklist

  This is a blog post from Nationwide Children’s On Our Sleeves the movement to transform children’s mental health. Changing schedules. Supply lists. Forms to fill out. New teachers to meet. Heading back to school can be exciting, yet stressful. We’re here to help you get organized and reduce your feelings of anxiety and stress. Our […]

Professional Development Program

By Leslie Scott, MSSA, LSW, CTP-C Professional Development Coordinator     For the past 50 years, Huckleberry House has prided itself on being an expert in adolescent and young adult care. Our driving force is our commitment to our clients. This year, we expanded our commitment to our clients by starting a new adventure — […]

The Impact of Homelessness on Achieving a High School Diploma

One of the greatest barriers to achieving a high school degree can be unstable housing and homelessness. According to the 2019 Building a Grad Nation Report, the national high school graduation rate for all students has increased from 71% in 2001 to nearly 85% in 2017. In comparison, only 78% of low-income students and 64% […]

PRIDE – Everyone is welcome at Huck House