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Man Boy

The Power of Relationship

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016 - By Sonja Kania, director of Family Services - 0 Comments

“The most important property of humankind is the capacity to form and maintain relationships. These relationships are absolutely necessary for any…

Brain Structure

Regulating the Brain, From the Stem Up

When I consider I SaintA’s 7 Essential Ingredients of Trauma Informed Care, I usually try to pick one ingredient to focus on at any given time.…

Perspective Shift

A Perspective Shift From the Inside Out

A few hours before I wrote this, I sat down to read a few pages from a book I recently picked back up. The book I’m reading is called “Inside…

Childrens Faces

What Happens to Us, and When It Happens, Matters

Too often, when working with children and families, I hear people say, “Well, at least they were just a little kid when that happened and they…

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Chavez Family Lrg

Young Foster Mom Is Wrapped in Family Support

Posted on Jun 7th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

Courtney Chavez is a young social worker who has answered the call to care for vulnerable children both professionally and personally. “Because of…

Judy DeVries Lrg

25 Years of Growing Hope

Posted on May 31st, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

”I still call them my ‘children,’” says SaintA foster parent Judy DeVries. Behind her, there’s a collage of photos of former foster kids…

Hendriel Anderson

Responding to Urban Trauma in Real Time

Posted on May 24th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

With Hendriel Anderson, Mobile Urgent Treatment Team Last month, SaintA and the City of Milwaukee co-hosted a conversation about childhood adversity…

Good Foster Parent Featured

Foster Parents Curb the Chaos, Provide Structure for Kids

Posted on May 17th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

When we asked several youth from SaintA's Independent Living Services what makes a good foster parent, some of the answers surprised us. In addition…

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