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15 Occupational Therapy Recommended Sensory Toys

Claudia Meyer I was recently asked to provide some sensory toy ideas to help promote the SaintA Toy Drive. My first response was, “All toys are…

ABC-V is now “Fostering Relationships”

We recently told our foster parents about ABC-V, an innovative approach that allows foster parents to provide real-time coaching to bio families by…


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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Sensory Processing Disorders & the “Just Right” Zone

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

As kids, we learn about our five senses: hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. These sensations are how we regulate and interact with the world…

SaintA Insights included in Harvard Paper on Child Development

Posted on Oct 20th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

SaintA was recently asked to review a paper entitled “Applying the Science of Child Development in Child Welfare Systems” published by the Center…

Small Business Makes Big Impact on Toy Drive

Posted on Oct 12th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

Kristin Sarskas (pictured above with her son Parker and husband Ed) is a business owner, church member, wife, partner and foster parent. As if that's…

Capitol West Academy Recognized for Character-Building Practices

Posted on Sep 14th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

Capitol West Academy (CWA) is a public charter school on Milwaukee’s northwest side. In addition to being a National School of Character, they were…

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Four Tips and Resources for “Post-Race” Parenting

Posted on Oct 25th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From Colorlines) Terry Keleher shares his experiences as both parent and racial justice educator. He offers some actionable advice for racially…

Bedwetting & Adopted Children

Posted on Oct 19th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From Creating a Family's blog) "Newly adopted kids often have erratic sleep patterns—not allowing themselves to fall into a deep sleep, frequent…

This EMT integrates ACEs, offers emotional first aid

Posted on Oct 6th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From ACEs Too High) An EMT offers emotional first aid to clients with the help of his knowledge on the study of Adverse Childhood…

Schools to take on ’emotional learning’

Posted on Sep 29th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From The San Diego Union-Tribune) More schools are promoting social and emotional learning with the help of Trauma Informed…

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