Critical training to better protect, support, and heal vulnerable children


series: CAREGIVER 101 by Steve Gross


So my name is Steve Gross and my official title is the chief playmaker of the life is good kids foundation. Our mission is to spread the power of optimism, to help kids heal.

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I started this work because I love children. I believe in the superpowers of kids that their love, their compassion, their openness, their authenticity, their desire to have fun, their sense of humor, their creativity, their courage, that those elements of being a child, those are superpowers. And that actually we, as adults, can learn from children's superpowers. And those are actually the superpowers that can help change the world.


Steve Gross

Steve Gross, M.S.W., is the founder and chief playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to spread the power of optimism to help kids heal. The foundation partners with leading childcare organizations to strengthen theircapacity to build healing,...

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life-changing relationships with the children in their care.

Steve’s teachings have been utilized across the country and throughout the world in response to the social and emotional needs of communities deeply impacted by poverty, violence and illness. Steve helps others discover their own sense of optimism so that they can inspire the people around them to focus on the good and overcome life’s most difficult challenges.


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