About Professor Child
Professor Child is the creation of three mothers coming together with a fundamental belief in empowering children.
We believe that children have a powerful voice that is relatable, healing and hopeful. Ultimately, we want children to know they are not alone in what they are experiencing and that much can be learned by simply listening to another child’s story.
Our educational documentary-style films highlight the stories of children in a profound and approachable way. In each film, children share their experience with the specific topic, what has helped, what they’ve learned, and advice for other children.
In addition, each film comes with a free companion workbook with over 30 pages of helpful exercises to extend the lessons of the film. We recommend that our films be watched with parents, teachers, therapists, or any care givers to help continue a dialogue of healing for the child.
Rory Kidder is a friend and loving teacher to many children. With a Masters in Teacher Education, she is a former elementary school teacher. Although she is no longer teaching in a classroom, she continues to work with children on a daily basis as a tutor. In her spare time she enjoys writing children’s stories. As a mother, a public school teacher for nine years, and a tutor for the past four years, Rory has always been an advocate for children.
Jenni O’Keefe first became motivated to develop healing tools for children after a personal search for children’s bereavement tools. After searching for materials focused on hope and healing, she was dismayed at the lack of relatable tools available for parents dealing with difficult situations with their children. Jenni’s personal search for a healing and hopeful message became the inspiration for Professor Child.
Sharon Richards is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked with children and adults as a mental health therapist for the past 15 years. She currently works for St. Charles Behavioral Health in Bend, Oregon. The most rewarding part of Sharon’s work is helping people realize that they have their own answers if they take the time to listen to their own inner voice.