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Why We Must Keep Raising Our Voice for the Safekeeping of Children

  At the end of April, Hillsides joined with other advocates to gather in Washington, D.C. for the annual Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Advocacy Conference. The gathering is an opportunity for members of CWLA to learn about new…

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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 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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One Victory for Child Welfare but the Dysfunction Continues

During this last year, Congress entertained a piece of legislation called The Families First Prevention Services Act. This was an attempt to increase funding for much-needed prevention services for vulnerable children and families by shifting existing funds away from resources…

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