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Continued: Anoka nonprofit provides in-school counseling, anger management

  • Article by: SHANNON PRATHER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 4, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Her fifth-grade daughter, Tionné Johnson, sees Barmash.

“She’s a beautiful lady. She helps a lot,” Tionné explained. “When I am kind of mad and want to fight with a person, she tells me, ‘Don’t do it. You are better than that.’ ”

Craft said she’s relieved the school offered help instead of just impatience or discipline as her children reacted to the trauma.

“It’s good we talk about it now,” Craft said. “It’s just been one more way to work past some of the things we were feeling. We are trying to get to a normal, but it will be a new normal.”

Shannon Prather • 612-673-4804

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