Monthly Archives: March 2014

Blank Slate

Art therapy is a key component of the Blackbox counseling curriculum, because it lets the boys express their feelings and tell their stories in a safe, productive way. On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, the Blackbox team trained … Continue reading

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Weary

Last week, Blackbox International visited our home in the Dominican Republic, and for three days we trained the Dominican team in methods of counseling and teaching. We ate together, laughed together, prayed together, learned one another’s cultures and enjoyed the … Continue reading

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The Call

The call comes in to the national office in the Dominican Republic, and the country director slumps down in his chair. These calls are the epitome of the word “bittersweet.” On one hand, there is a boy who has been … Continue reading

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Why Blackbox? There’s a story…

Occasionally people ask why we chose the name “Blackbox.” Often, they assume the term refers to that critical recording device on a plane. An airplane’s blackbox is valuable! The information it contains is so important that, when a plane crashes, … Continue reading

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From Shocking to Something

Palm trees, beaches, and the warm waters of the Atlantic drive a booming tourist business in this area of the Caribbean. The nations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are home to both extreme poverty and scenic, luxurious beaches. On … Continue reading

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