“I won’t believe everything they say about home if you won’t believe everything they say about school.”
One of my daughter’s previous teachers said this, and I thought it was quite wise. That was a bargain I was willing to sign on to. Education is a partnership. We’re in this together because of the preciousness of what we hold in our hands together. The girls spend a lot of time at school, and the school nurtures this preciousness alongside Andrea and me as parents. We all want the best for them.
Some people regard partnership with an idea of doing a deal, getting one advantage or another, getting the best financial outcome. I don’t think partnerships in public service are about the “art of the deal” but the “art of the real.” Organizations working together often have limited resources with which to face challenging circumstances, when precious children or vulnerable adults. Any idea of doing a deal seems shallow.
Since 1926, South Shore Mental Health has been building hope and changing lives for children born with developmental disabilities, and children, teens, and adults living with mental illness. Today, we have more than 700 employees based in Quincy, Marshfield, Plymouth, and Wareham, and our non-profit early intervention and mental health treatment and recovery programs reach 16,000 people from Boston to Cape Cod.
South Shore Mental Health is committed to building hope and changing lives to improve the quality of life of children, families, and adults. We assist individuals in reaching their full potential through integrated services that are innovative, evidence-based, and culturally competent.
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