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Category: Costa’s Call


Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Why it’s Important to Speak Up

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Domestic violence is an issue that is difficult to address because of the stigma and shame associated with it. However, as painful and disturbing as it is, this issue is a crucial…

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Why the warning signs of suicide are important

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Recently I learned that one of our female residents reported her intent to harm herself. As they discussed her feelings and what was causing her to feel so desperate, staff agreed that…

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A Thank You to Advocate Extraordinaire, Carroll Schroeder

 By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO The child welfare field is relatively free of any significant political bias, although clearly it is in favor of maintaining entitlements for children.  The well-being of children, youth, and families who are…

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How education is failing youth in foster care

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO A recent article in the Press-Telegram reporting the grand jury investigation of a number of school districts’ use of funds intended to benefit youth in foster care was an eye opener, pointing…

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How independence is achieved through connectedness

When we measure success for our clients, we assess to what degree they have achieved a level of independence that would allow them to function well unencumbered by the issues that brought them into care in the first place. However,…

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