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NEWS & UPDATES

July 30, 2017

When I speak to audiences, I often end my keynote with an exercise:

I ask you to begin to notice the strangers seated around you. The first one that you can make eye contact with, imagine yourself going to live with them tonight.  You can take a bag of things that you already own. In fact, you can keep your job, your volunteer activities, and your car and...

July 20, 2017

Today we welcomed Shenandoah Chefalo, author of the memoir “Garbage Bag Suitcase,” talking about some of the failings of the foster care system, and how that can lead to incarceration, addiction and homelessness. Then Paul Canaan, Executive Director of “Take It From The Top,” promoting their intensive musical theatre workshop coming to our area. Plus: a #...

July 5, 2017

It's almost impossible to help a child or a parent in need and not be affected by what we are seeing. This is true for any professional advocate including caseworkers, lawyers, court-appointed liaisons, medical workers and etc. We feel anger, sadness, and frustration. Often we feel we have no control over the situation.

What we don't see, or truly understa...

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