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On Giving Tuesday, Give our Clients a Future

If you’re like me, your inbox and social channels have been inundated today with appeals from various non-profits. I love the concept of Giving…

A Year in the Life

Several months ago, I shared this blog post, “ACEs, TIC and 7ei, Oh My!” with you. Today, I’m reflecting on how much I have learned about human…

What Does the SaintA Toy Drive Mean to You?

Posted on Nov 11th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

Initially a grassroots effort by SaintA child welfare staff who wanted to make the holidays a little brighter for the kids they worked with, our Toy…

Top 7 Toys for Teens

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

Did you know 25% of kids in out-of-home care in Wisconsin are teens? It's important to remember that teens are kids too! The SaintA Toy Drive was…

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SaintA Clients Receive Outstanding Adoptive Parents Award

Posted on Dec 5th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

On Tues., Nov. 22, SaintA foster/adoptive parents Scot and Mya Yohr were presented with a Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parents Award in the…

Local Athletic Club Teams Up to Collect Toys

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

It’s been said if you want something done, ask a busy person. This strategy has come in handy for the SaintA Annual Toy Drive, thanks to the…

Triad of Techniques Lessens Holds, Improves Care for Outbursts

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

"This made me feel like I have a lot of power, where I can pick where I want to go." So said a boy in one of SaintA's Residential Treatment units…

An Adoption with Class (Literally)

Posted on Nov 1st, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

On Monday, August 29, 10-year-old Abby, a student at Milwaukee’s St. Coletta Day School, was adopted by her foster mom Ann Novotny. Because of her…

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District to Offer Trauma-Informed Care

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From Beloit Daily News) "To help students suffering from complex trauma and toxic stress, the School District of Beloit is training its staff to…

Children left behind: Evidence grows of poverty’s toll on young brains, academic achievement gap

Posted on Nov 4th, 2016 - By SaintA - 0 Comments

(From The Chippewa Herald) "Wisconsin has the largest disparity in the country between the performance of black and white students and the rate at…

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…

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