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Frank Horton Chris Kangas Lrg

Former Residential Client Remembers Time Here Fondly

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

Frank Horton has done a lot since he left SaintA’s Residential program almost four years ago. After going to a foster home, the 19-year-old…

Krista Stauder Kimberly Greenwald

Mom Goes From Frustration to Family Harmony

Posted on Jul 8th, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

A simple thing like giving her children choices when they want a snack has gone a long way for Kayla Fleury. “It used to be, “You do what I say;…

Drums Lrg

Special Drums to Fill Special Needs

Posted on Jun 30th, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

When Dennis Jensen saw his step-grandson, whom we’ll call Tim, drum in a SaintA Christmas program, he though he could do something to step things…

Lilia Figueroa Desk Lrg

Creativity, Teamwork Key Tools for Case Manager

Posted on Jun 13th, 2014 - By Peter Ryan - 0 Comments

Being an ongoing case manager requires flexibility, perseverance – and often a fair amount of teamwork. A recent case handled by Lilia Figueroa, a…

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Mountains Lrg

How to Reach the Top of the Mountain

In June I was one of eight representatives from our agency who attended the inaugural NMT Symposium, hosted by Dr. Bruce Perry, ChildTrauma Academy…

Incarceration and Healing Trauma

I recently heard a segment on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” about the incarceration of juveniles, and it really got me thinking. The show…

Finding Resiliency in the Faces of Children

Posted on Jul 17th, 2014 - By Katy Golden, clinical manager - 1 Comment

Over 40 years ago I was prodded to take a job after college with the Department of Children and Family Services. Reluctantly I skipped Europe and…

April Lowther Laura Flowers Lrg

Kinship Stability, Caregiver Support Benefit Families

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014 - By Laura Flowers, Family Services supervisor - 0 Comments

Since October of 2012, SaintA Caregiver Support specialists have been working to help ensure stability in out-of-home placements with relatives. The…

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