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“I’m throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, its low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don’t throw them back into the sea, they will die up here from lack of oxygen. I understand, commented the man, but there must be thousands of starfish on the beach. You cant possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many. And don’t you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast? Cant you see that you cant possibly make a difference? The boy smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish; and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, Made a difference to that one!” Author unknown.

Saving Our Starfish (S.O.S.) provides parents, teachers, and community agencies with research-based and effective strategies for working with youth and parents. S.O.S. provides training in the areas of restorative practices, trauma-sensitive practices, girls and aggression, mentoring, student support groups, and parent engagement. Please explore this website for information on trainings, resources and recommended websites. If you have specific questions and/or need assistance in the development of professional development training and services/ programming for youth, please contact: Gabriela B. Delgado at gabrielabdelgado@gmail.com.