The ChildWise Institute Contribute to ChildWiseContact ChildWiseChildWise BlogChildWise News and Press The ChildWise Institute The ChildWise Story The Work that ChildWise Does Find ChildWise on Linked-In Find ChildWise on Facebook Find ChildWise on Google+ Find ChildWise on  Twitter

Nov 06

Effective & Positive Parents Raising Healthy & Happy Children

We all want to be effective and positive parents raising healthy and happy children. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. The Be Child Wise book and workbook help parents identify why their child’s behavior can sometimes stir up their emotions and how they can make effective changes within their families.

Want to learn more? You can:

Read the first chapter at

Attend the Be Child Wise workshop on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Lodge at Whitefish

Aug 22

Fall Summit – Sept. 20 & 21, 2018 – Speaker Spotlight: Denis Estimon

Watch this video clip of Denis Estimon and “We Dine Together” the student led movement he created. Another inspirational story about the Power of One!


For more information, visit:

Register soon – seating limited – we do anticipate selling out!

Aug 15

Fall Summit – Sept. 20 & 21, 2018 – Speaker Spotlight: Andrea Darr – Director, W.V. Center for Children’s Justice

Andrea will discuss a promising initiative, Handle With Care between schools/child care agencies, law enforcement and treatment providers.  For more information, visit:       #FallSummitThePowerofOne

Aug 08

Fall Summit – Sept. 20 & 21, 2018 – Speaker Spotlight: Dan Griffin, M.A.

Dan is an internationally recognized author, thought leader, and expert on men’s relationships and masculinity. Dan will discuss the power fathers have in the overall success of their children’s lives. Engaged fathers can help children better develop physically, emotionally & socially increasing their health and happiness.  For more information, visit:     #FallSummitThePowerofOne

Aug 01

Fall Summit – Sept. 20 & 21, 2018 – Speaker Spotlight: Jim “The Rookie” Morris

Watch the video clip for our keynote speaker, Jim Morris, and his inspirational story about the Power of One! #FallSummitThePowerofOne     

For more information, visit:

Register soon – seating limited – we do anticipate selling out!


Jul 25

Fall Summit – Sept. 20 & 21, 2018

A very special Thank You to our Premier Sponsor!


For more information, visit:

Jul 19

Fall Summit – Sept. 20 & 21, 2018 Thank You Thursday!

A very special Thank You to our sponsors!

For more information, visit:


Jul 16

YOU Have The POWER to Create Change!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Don’t miss out on this amazing Summit Sept. 20 & 21 2018 in Helena. YOU have the POWER to create change!  #FallSummitThePowerofOne

To register visit:

Jun 14

Be Childwise Workbook Now Available!

Across Montana children are waiting to experience a place called home. Understanding child and relationship development is the key to Intermountain’s therapeutic approach with children and families. The BE CHILDWISE workbook provides parents with the opportunity to review concepts and practice skills in order to build strong, resilient families.


To order your copy of the Be Childwise Workbook, click here!

Apr 02

Farewell Letter from Todd Garrison

Dear ChildWise Friends,

After a long, challenging, and exciting career working passionately to do my part to elevate the well-being and futures of children and families, it is time to open another chapter in my life. Some people might say that I’m retiring, and that’s what might be expected after this career. But I like to think of it not as retiring, but re-wiring!

Yes, as of April 1st I’ve left ChildWise Institute! But what I’m really doing is re-imagining how I use my time on this planet. By that I mean that I will be spending a lot more time with my bride, Sue, doing the things we enjoy together – especially camping in the summer. And we’ll be spending a lot more time with our kids and grandkiddos, all of whom live in Southern California and Utah.


But my work for many years has not been a “job,” it’s been my passion. When a person is deeply involved in a human cause, it’s not something one can just walk away from like a factory job. I intend to stay engaged in the cause to elevate the well-being of our children, youth, families, and communities. For years I have been active with many committees and groups across Montana and the nation, and I intend to continue that involvement. Also, when time permits, I will continue to train and present in Montana and throughout the nation as opportunities arise. But my first love and commitment is to my family.


ChildWise Institute is a healthy, thriving, important organization in Montana; and its work will continue to grow in depth, breadth, and impact. All of my colleagues at ChildWise – Cathy Huntley, Tina Eblen, and Kati Bono – are personally vested in this work, and passionately devoted to the cause. Tina is the Interim Director.


Zig Ziglar was a personal friend of mine from way back. He once said, “Among the things you can give away and still keep are your word, your smile, and a grateful heart.”  Please know that I am very grateful to know you, and to have worked with you. I hope that our paths will cross many times, as we are all in this together.


With deep appreciation,

Todd Garrison

(406) 457-4741

Older posts «

ChildWise Institute - PO Box 1170 - Helena MT, 59624 - (855) 513-1177 - Contact Us
© ChildWise Institute 2014

"Be Child Wise" Book & Workbook Now Available!

Learn tested and proven methods for raising happy, healthy kids in today's world.