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What Caregiver Capacity Means to Me

As a social worker, the idea of Caregiver Capacity is not something new to me; self-care was discussed consistently throughout my formal education.…


Seeing Ourselves as a “Reason to Be”

Posted on Jul 14th, 2016 - By Sarah Dunlap, Care Coordination Supervisor - 1 Comment

When I was a kid, it was hard to see past what was for lunch, but for some kids, the thought of transportation to school or joining a new summer camp…

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The Power of Relationship

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016 - By Sonja Kania, director of Family Services - 1 Comment

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

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Regulating the Brain, From the Stem Up

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

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Career Educator Brings Experience to Northwest Side

Posted on Aug 10th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

Milwaukee, Wis. – Capitol West Academy (CWA) has hired Mora Anderson, Ph.D., as Coordinator of Student & Family Services. Dr. Anderson brings…


When it Comes to Siblings, It’s all Relative

Like most sisters, 2-year old Davina and her 7-year old sister Marla (not their real names), fight over whose turn it is to play on the iPad. “We…

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Reunification Day Celebrates Families Being Whole Again

On Thursday, June 30, dozens of local families gathered on the east lawn of SaintA at 89th and Capitol Drive. It was a true summertime celebration,…

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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…

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