In 1985 when I began working in child welfare, the children referred into residential treatment were more behaviorally challenged than emotionally vulnerable. They were more at risk of incarceration than hospitalization for mental illness. The treatment was oriented around managing…Read More
Although I enjoy regular contact with any number of officials at the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), it is rare that I get a direct request for assistance regarding a child being referred to our Residential Treatment Services….Read More
Hillsides benefits from an extraordinarily generous community that supports our many initiatives to better serve those for whom we care. Recently, I was touring a group of representatives from a foundation that we had solicited. In the course of the…Read More
I try to get to Hillsides between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM each day, not because I am an early riser but mostly because the traffic is usually more manageable then and I can find a parking space on campus…Read More
He is a tall lanky kid who looks older than his actual age. In his eyes you can see he is being tentative, still not sure of whether he should trust anyone yet. Slowly the abrupt behavior and reluctance to…Read More
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