Learning out Loud Blog Series

Learning out Loud blogpost series highlights information and research from our Research and Learning and Program departments

For Teens in TN Residential Care Centers, TOP Provides Voice, Choice, and Connection to Community

At any given time, more than 8,000 young people in Tennessee, often coming from very difficult circumstances, will enter the custody of the state. A significant number of these youth will find themselves in residential care facilities, essentially being ‘parented’ … Continue reading

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A Focus on Connections – Now, and Beyond the Pandemic

  “I barely interact with people and I’m always cooped up inside the house.” “For me [a challenge] is just being social again. Like when I didn’t see nobody, it was like, now I don’t feel like talking to anybody … Continue reading

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