Tag: children impacted by trauma

Look, Listen, Ask: An “From-the-field” Perspective

by
McKenna Murray, FCNI Staff
September, 18, 2019 -

I have wanted to work with trauma-impacted children and foster youth since I was very young. I went off to get my degree in psychology and moved back to the Central Coast eager to enact change in children’s lives, but I never imagined how much this field would change me. In the two years I’ve worked at FCNI, my job as a Rehabilitation Specialist (RS) has consisted of working with kids and families in their daily environment to help them build skills they need to cope and thrive.

Therapeutic Foster Care California

Another Perspective
by
Jim Roberts, CEO
March, 28, 2017 -

I find it rather fascinating that Treatment or Therapeutic Foster Care is finally coming into vogue in California; I mean, the state is 30+ years late to the party. Seriously.

California’s Continuum of Care Reform

An Opportunity for True Reform
by
Jim Roberts
March, 23, 2015 -

In the summer of 2012, the State Legislature enacted SB 1013 which mandated the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to launch a broad-based, stakeholder process to determine how to reform California’s foster care system by creating a “continuum of programs and services that promote positive outcomes for children and families”, and provide a comprehensive recommendation to the Legislature by the end of 2014. Thus, began an intense two and half year process in which I was honored to be a participant.

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