Andy was a sad and angry 4-year-old boy with uncontrollable behavior when he was referred to The Children's Home Society of New Jersey for counseling. Most of his life had been spent in a series of foster care programs of other agencies. Through the counseling he received as a young child, Andy is well on his way to a bright future.
Johanna and Jeramy's Story
Johanna Santiago wants what all caring parents want for their children - to provide her son with whatever he needs to be safe and healthy with a future filled with promise. And she is determined to make that happen. But Johanna's life wasn't always so focused.
After a traumatic home experience involving domestic abuse, young Michael and his four siblings were removed from home and taken immediately to the Crisis Nursery operated by Children's Home + Aid in Bloomington, Illinois. There, they received the support and resources they needed to cope with their situation to ultimately move them towards a safe, permanent setting.
- Thank you to the CHSA members, public sector leaders, philanthropy and members of the academic community for attending the "Wicked Problems of Child Welfare" conference in Chicago in October. We look forward to seeing you next year!
- Three CHSA members have been selected for a national initiative that infuses groundbreaking brain science into policy reform efforts to better the lives of children and families. "Change in Mind: Applying Neurosciences to Revitalize Communities" is a three-year initiative of Alliance for Strong Families and Communities in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Palix Foundation. Read more here.
- The new 2014-15 CHSA Annual Report is here! Read about all the incredible work by CHSA and its member agencies. Download here.
- CHSA and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work have launched a child welfare practice-based research network to help inform and improve local, state and national policies around child welfare and well-being. Click here.
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