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 …

December 29, 2017

Personal Narratives

My story didn’t begin with me having a voice. It began in the silence and secrets and shame that so many victims struggle to break free from. And for a long time I felt more broken than healed. It was so easy to see the scars. I still see them. Not as many, not as …

December 20, 2017

Personal Narratives

I may live in a city, but I’m a small town girl. My childhood home was on a dirt road in one of the most impoverished counties in the country. When my daughter was five, we visited and she looked at the old barns and irrigation canals where we used to play and asked, “were …