Creating Safe Havens: Addressing Crisis

Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D.

December 17, 2012

In light of the tragedy in Connecticut, we have gathered a number of crisis response resources from a variety of professional organizations.  It is our hope that the information will be of assistance to students, parents, counselors, and educators.

National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope

Talking to Children about Violence                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    talkingviolence.pdf

Listen, Protect, Connect … Model, Teach                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PFA_SchoolCrisis.pdf

Helping Children Navigate in a Violent World

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

American Psychological Association

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

North Carolina School Counselor Association

ASCA American School Counselor Association

The Crisis Management Institute


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Sample Chapter — Legacy of Six

Enjoy reading a preview of Anne’s upcoming book, Living Legacies … Inspire the Future! The Legacy of Six,  first appeared in 2010, as a chapter in Sunshine Sisters: A Celebration of Legacies written by Molly (  The Legacy of Six will soon be transformed into an inspirational book written by Anne Sourbeer Morris. For more information, contact Anne at

Click here to download the preview!

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Exploring Career and Technical Educator’s Attitudes

Dr. Sourbeer Morris completed her five-year doctoral journey in 2011, with the publication of the dissertation Exploring Career and Technical Educator’s Attitudes: The Participation of Girls in Nontraditional Programs of Study. The Executive Summary provides an overview of the research.  For additional information contact Anne at

Click here for the Executive Summary in PDF format!


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Coming Soon!

Look here for inspiring articles in the coming months!

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Dr. Anne’s Poets Corner

Courage Lies In The Heart

Anne Sourbeer Morris (1992)

  As I encourage my child to PURSUE new ventures,

I give her the COURAGE to risk failure;

To fall to the ground and to fly again.

As I encourage my child to LEARN that which is new,

I give her the COURAGE to be open to new ideas;

To see the beauty in a world of diversity.

As I encourage my child to EXPLORE the unknown,

I give her the COURAGE to challenge herself;

To do what she has never done before.

 As I encourage my child to THINK for herself,

I give her the COURAGE to grow;

To find the strength to stand behind her beliefs.

 As I encourage my child to FOLLOW her dreams,

I give her the COURAGE to know what’s in her

heart and to soar!

To love life.

Written for Ami Hunter Morris. Published with Ami’s permission.

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Looking for Radio Show submissions

Individuals interested in being featured during the first series of Anne’s upcoming radio show Futures Inspired should contact Dr. Anne at  Series I will be titled: Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce – Who Knows Where Life Will Lead?

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