Jim Mason

12 Aug

The Time To Act For Children Is Now

For generations, fire drills and tornado drills were a common activity for schoolchildren, a brief reprieve from the daily routine, and an opportunity to remind them what to do in case a natural or unexpected disaster hit their school. For a new generation of children, another type of drill – the active shooter drill – has become just as commonplace. Recent mass shootings in California, Texas and right here in Dayton have shocked those communities and the entire country. The impact...

01 Mar

Parents Embracing Children’s Mental Health, Beech Acres Study Indicates

A new, national Children’s Mental Health Awareness Study from Beech Acres Parenting Center offers insights into the evolving perceptions and practices of parents regarding the mental health of their children. The study shows that acceptance of mental health as a key factor of overall health is becoming increasingly mainstream among parents. Among the most compelling results of the study is the dramatic generational change in parents’ view of mental health. While 61% of parents said they had no discussion of mental health when...

03 Jan

Natural Strength Parenting™ Uncovering the Strengths of all Children with a Mindful Framework for Intentional Growth

Natural Strength Parenting™ (NSP™) is Beech Acres Parenting Center’s distinct approach to parenting. Natural Strength Parenting™ integrates the concepts of intentionality and mindfulness to help parents better see and encourage their children’s unique, innate strengths. Research supports the benefits of each of these three ideas in helping all types of people achieve their goals. However, Beech Acres Parenting Center is the first organization to recognize the power of combining intentionality, mindfulness, and strengths into one foundational approach to...

27 Nov

Thank You Jim Mason For 40 Years of Service At Beech Acres Parenting Center!

Jim Mason has committed his professional life to a simple, but challenging purpose – strengthening families so children can achieve their unique potential. Jim has filled numerous roles on that journey including teacher, coach, probation officer, therapist, trainer, and leader. In his 40 years with Beech Acres Parenting Center, Jim has led the agency through several transformations, each with the effect of deepening and expanding its mission in the face of a rapidly changing environment. Jim and his wife, Debby,...

11 Jun

Beech Acres Parenting Center Named Top Workplace In Cincinnati For Fifth Straight Year!

Beech Acres Parenting Center is thrilled to be named one of Enquirer Media’s Top Workplaces in Cincinnati for a fifth consecutive year! Last year Beech Acres ranked 11th out of 40 companies and organizations recognized in the midsize category. This year we were pleased to be ranked 3rd in midsize organizations receiving special recognition at an event last week at Rhinegeist Brewery!  “Our employees live our values every day; values of Collaboration, Growth, Inclusion, Integrity, and Quality….. and in so...

07 May

Jim Mason Receives 2018 Virginia Colson Award for Service to Families and Children

Jim Mason, president & CEO of Beech Acres Parenting Center, is the 2018 recipient of the Virginia Colson Award for Service to Families and Children by the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA). The award recognizes Ohioans who advocate for quality services for children and their families. Congratulations Jim! Thank you for your tireless advocacy for kids and families!  Read the press release here. ...