July 16, 2018
Hibiscus Flower in the sun

Policies that Help Kids

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”   —Maya Angelou   Today we remember, 5-year-old Talia Williams.  Thirteen years ago today, she passed away at the abusive hands of her father and stepmother on a military base in Hawaii. Social change is …

April 9, 2018

Personal Narratives

I was just five years old when I watched the young women of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team file stoically into a shiny arena in Barcelona. They looked brave, strong, and proud. Most of them started training when they were three or four years old, and this was about to be the culmination of more …

March 6, 2018

Policies That Help Kids

On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the historic and bipartisan Family First Prevention Services Act as a part of the bipartisan budget agreement. This landmark piece of legislation aims to help keep children safely with their families when they come to the attention of the child welfare system, and when placement in …

February 28, 2018

Research Into Practice

by Drew Fidler, LCSW-C; and Iona Rudisill, LGSW Here’s what you should know about child sexual abuse images and how to protect children from the dangers of the internet. The internet is constantly changing and evolving. As professionals, parents, and people who care about children, the internet and all of its perils present a whole …