Founded in 1888, Hillside is one of Atlanta's oldest non-profit organizations, providing treatment services for children ages 7-21 with severe emotional, psychological, and behavioral challenges. Today we offer a continuum of services for children, youth, and their families including residential treatment, partial\day services, intensive outpatient services, DBT classes, etc. along with many programs and activities such as Animal Assisted Therapy, Theraplay, Art Therapy, Activity Therapy, Horticulture Activities, special events and outings, and much more. For more information on our programs and services, visit our website at: www.hside.org
Rodney Mims Cook, Jr. is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, Virginia At the age of 14, he initiated the campaign to successfully save the 5000+ seat Fox Theatre for which he was awarded the National Trust for Historic Preservation Prize in 1973. In 1974 Cook was a White House intern. In 1982, he established Rodney M. Cook Interests, a design/development company. In 1987, he established PolitesCook Architects which designed the Newington Cropsey Museum, NY, housing the largest American collection of Hudson River School paintings (Arthur Ross Award to founder.) He is a Founding Trustee of The Prince of Wales’s Foundation for Architecture and organized the design and construction of the Princes’ Olympic Games Monument in Atlanta with Anton Glikine, et al. He is a charter signer of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Cook is currently orchestrating the design competition for the Adams Memorial Foundation a memorial in Washington, D.C. to Presidents John and John Quincy Adams and their wives Abigail and Louisa Johnson Adams and additional generations. Cook’s design proposal with co-designer Michael Franck in 2011 won the National Civic Art Society Prize for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, also for Washington, D.C. This commendation resulted in Cook testifying twice before Congress. Cook is the founder and president of the National Monuments Foundation, an organization that choreographed the design and construction of the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. He is a scholar of the American Academy in Rome. He is the author of Atlanta Parks and Monuments, Arcadia Press. He is on the boards of directors of the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation, California, The Fox Theater, Atlanta, the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, New York, and the Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD. Mr. Cook’s work has been published in Architectural Digest, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times of London, Pravda, Izvestia, The New Yorker, The Weekly Standard, Forbes and USA Today.
Her book is entitled Rising Stronger: Living, Loving, and Leading From a Seat of Gratitude. Rising stronger above adversities, setbacks, grief, abandonment, divorce, career transition, and other challenges comes easier for some people and more difficult for others. Dr. Pauline E. Wallner shares more than forty years of experience in Jamaica, United States, and Canada, recounting how she overcame challenges on the road to a successful consulting career. As many experienced authors will tell you, the content of any non-fiction book is more about the author than the reader. Rising stronger is about having the courage to live after physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual storms. From Dr. Pauline E. Wallner to the Readers: If my stories resonate with you in any way and motivate you to do something different, including: love the one you are with; mend a relationship; take a vacation off the beaten track; become a better single male or female parent; explore a new culture; find a new love; foster or adopt a child; start a blog; become a more compassionate son or daughter; spend time with your grandparents; be a more loving human being; volunteer at a homeless shelter; heal your broken heart; or seek higher education, then the purpose of this book is partially achieved. If your overall takeaway is to keep “Rising Stronger” then you know it is important to recognize what you must start, stop, and continue doing.
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