Schreiber Stories

If you’ve ever been to Schreiber, you know the place is full of amazing stories. The dedicated staff that works with the kids every day. An amazing team of volunteers, from the folks who help with office tasks to board members and committee members. And the families.

Especially the families.

The moms and dads who deal with some of the toughest situations a parent can face. And the kids. The kids who come in here and put in so much work to make their lives better, more independent. And they do it with smiles.

There are lots of stories that we know you – in Lancaster County and beyond – would be interested in and connect with. And we want to tell them.

That’s the purpose of this blog.

And we want to hear from you – parents of Schreiber kiddos, Schreiber alumni, volunteers – so that we hear about the stories we might not know about. Leave a comment here, contact us on Facebook, or shoot me an email.


How worry affects our thinking

by Missy Ressler In the fifth post in our series of anxiety, Schreiber’s Behavioral Health therapists share strategies for when your child forms worry links and asks “what if” questions. In order to help families who are struggling with scary emotions over wearing masks or seeing people in masks, please share a picture of your…

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‘A Little Spot of Anxiety’

By Kaity Sollenberger Today in Post 4 in our series on anxiety Schreiber Behavioral Health therapists suggest a book to read with your child. Here’s the list of all the posts:Post 1: What is WorryPost 2: How the Autonomic Nervous System worksPost 3: How worry affects our bodiesPost 4: A little spot of anxietyPost 5:…

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How worry affects our bodies

By Missy Ressler Today’s video post in our series about anxiety will explain how stress and anxiety affect our bodies and offer some tips on how to slow or stop the worry cycle. Here’s the list of all the posts:Post 1: What is WorryPost 2: How the Autonomic Nervous System worksPost 3: How worry affects…

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Part 1: What is Worry

By Missy Ressler COVID-19 has created a lot of new stress for children and families. Schreiber’s Behavioral Health therapists wanted to provide some resources to help you navigate the daily challenges. We’re launching this series of blog posts on the topic of anxiety. We will publish two a week for the next three weeks. Today,…

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A Schreiber update from James DeBord

Schreiber carries on 10 weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 weeks since Schreiber faced the most challenging period in our 84-year history. Thanks to so many of you, our generous supporters, we have been able to weather this difficult phase of an unprecedented public health crisis. Here’s where we…

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Schreiber resumes in-person therapy visits

In some ways, the process at Schreiber on Wednesday seemed familiar. Kelly Grant stopped at the makeshift front desk, her son Keegan propped on her hip. She chatted with Lisa Moore while checking in, then headed back with Schreiber therapist Libby Crockart for a physical therapy session. Donna Nelson came with her granddaughter Violet Styer…

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