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Why We Need to Make Our Voices Heard During Mental Health Awareness Month

To say that there is a lot going on in Washington, DC these days is an understatement. Although the most recent events have taken the attention away from efforts to reform access to healthcare, the initiative that was passed by…

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Why Prince Harry speaking out about trauma can help with mental health stigma

Many of the children and youth we serve have experienced great losses in their lives. For a child, the ultimate loss would be that of a parent, whether through death or because substance or alcohol use has resulted in their…

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Why Advocating for Children at the Child Welfare League of America National Conference is More Crucial Than Ever

I When I walk around Hillsides’ Pasadena campus, meet the children and youth we serve, engage the many families that count on us, I am impressed with not so much the challenges they face but their resolve to improve their…

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The potentially devastating effects of the replacement of the Affordable Care Act

A new world order was established on January 20, 2017. Promises made during a contentious election are now in the process of being fulfilled. High on the list of promises is the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act…

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With the Future of Healthcare Uncertain, Why Advocacy Is Needed More Than Ever

Without joining the ranks of alarmists, it is prudent at the start of any new administration, whether local, state or federal, to initiate a discussion with new policymakers regarding the critical issues that challenge those we serve. Conservatively, 90 percent…

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