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If You See Something, Say Something

In commenting on the most recent death of a child, Anthony Avalos, in the care of the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), Supervisor Kathryn Barger asks how could this happen when there were so many…

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The violence cannot be ignored

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,…

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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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How One Youth’s Resourcefulness and Resilience Inspired An Entire Room

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Older generations sometimes look upon younger people as aimless and dependent, raising questions about what the future will bring when a younger generation assumes a role of leadership. Just as the skepticism…

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Congratulations to our High School Graduates

One of the most momentous occasions in life is graduation from high school. Many of us see this as a very achievable milestone — predictable and expected. However, for others, graduating from high school is not a given. For example,…

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