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The Importance of Caregiver Capacity

Posted on Jun 25th, 2015 - By Shannon King, ongoing case manager - 0 Comments

What am I like? There is a process when it comes to self-discovery, and it leads to knowledge of self. Blind spots in your knowledge of yourself can…

Learning to Really Hear Birth Parents

Posted on Jun 18th, 2015 - By Katy Golden, clinical manager - 0 Comments

Earlier this year I was asked to set aside a spring weekend to participate in a SaintA Community Building event for birth parents involved in the…

You’re a Nurse in Child Welfare? What Do You Do?

Posted on Jun 11th, 2015 - By Katy Trottier, lead nurse - 1 Comment

How many times have I met someone new, or run into someone I haven’t seen for a while, where the conversation turns to, “You’re a nurse? Where…

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Lego Based Therapy Works, and It’s Fun!

A couple of months ago, a friend shared a Facebook link for Lego Based Therapy by LeGoff, Gomez de la Cuesta, Krauss and Baron-Cohen, which describes…

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Helping to Create a Trauma-Informed School

Posted on Jun 29th, 2015 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

As with many schools that have students living in poverty and who have a high number of adverse childhood experiences, Franklin Middle School in…

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Kids Boost Resiliency, Coping Skills Through Fun

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2015 - By Peter Ryan - 1 Comment

On the recent concluding evening of Terrific Tuesdays, the eight children ages 6-12 from SaintA foster homes got involved in pure fun. They played…

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Eight Is More Than Enough, and It Works!

Posted on Jun 15th, 2015 - By Peter Ryan - 10 Comments

Stephanie and Jermaine Allen have four biological children and guardianship of a nephew who has autism. But when SaintA contacted them about three…

From Romanian Orphan to Helper of Traumatized Kids

Posted on Jun 9th, 2015 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

Kathryn (Kat) Dinkelacker, an Ongoing Case Manager at SaintA, spent two and a half years in a Romanian orphanage. The horrible conditions and…

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