erikson institute

a couple of years ago I had the privilege of working on my master’s degree at the erikson institute located in the heart of downtown chicago. i love erikson’s vision statement:

“Our vision is that every adult who works with young children or on their behalf will be knowledgeable, aware, skilled, and alive to the possibilities of each child’s life.”

what initially drew me to erikson was their commitment to child development from a wholistic approach – they consistently ask the question, “how does a child develop through his family, community, and culture?”

how often do we ask that question as it pertains to a child’s spiritual development?


One response to this post.

  1. Yes! We need to approach CM from a more holistic approach! We need to look at everything that affects a child’s development and when it comes to spirituality, we also need to look at our churches holistically. I like Ivy Beckwith’s job description that states one of her jobs is to help children find their place in the church.


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