CCR Blog

Integrating Civic Reflection into Mental Health Work

Abby Griffith is a mental health technician -- read her thoughts on incorporating civic reflection into her work.

Jun 10 2013 Becca Bernstein

I've spent the last 13 months working as a mental health technician in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. In this role, I work with patients living with severe depression, suicidal…

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What Attending a Civic Reflection Training Meant to Me

Izabela Grobelna participated in a CCR training in early March -- here's what she had to say about it.

Mar 22 2013 Becca Bernstein
A group of training attendees participate in a discussion

I’ve always been interested in civic reflection without having the words to describe it. The idea of leading or participating in a dialogue is exhilarating enough that despite coming down…

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Learning to Make Reflection—Asking Why? How? What Next?—a Priority

Jun 29 2012 Tim Fosbury
The word "Why?" on a sheet of notebook paper
When we consider the questions the Center for Civic Reflection asks, community bonds are tightened, imaginative solutions are offered, and the desire to continue to be civically engaged is revitalized.

At the small liberal arts college where I went to school, service was a priority amongst the students, staff, and faculty. Somewhere around 50% of students performed a couple hours…

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