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…Read More
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…Read More
For the children we serve in our residential program, the need to separate them from their families is usually because of a safety issue rooted in the emotional challenges they are experiencing. Traumas they have experienced because of instability in…Read More
School shootings have become commonplace. They have averaged a little more than one a week since the beginning of 2018, 21 in total. Often the suggested remedy to such unspeakable violence is more funding for mental health services, greater security,…Read More
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