Crittenton Services BLOG

Give to Crittenton Foster Youth this #GivingTuesday

First comes Black Friday shopping for your family. Then a Cyber Monday splurge for yourself. And finally there is #GivingTuesday a day reserved for your favorite non-profit. The holidays are finally upon us and at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) we are busy coordinating a new holiday donation drive to benefit our foster youth! Our short-term holiday specific #GivingTuesday gift drive called the “Crittenton Christmas...

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Crittenton's Day of Beauty 2015
Crittenton’s Day of Beauty 2015

When You Look Good You Feel Good As I’m driving into Orange County nothing seems familiar. Suddenly my heart feels heavy-I begin to recognize the area. I’m heading towards my old group home and I’m captured by feelings of nostalgia. I remember running down the street, stopping at the gas station, and picking up the payphone as a van abruptly stops in front of me. The...

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Joyce Capelle, CEO, Crittenton Services for Children and Families
A Message from Crittenton’s CEO: Crittenton Welcomes California’s Continuum of Care Reform

Crittenton is committed of not only maintaining our accreditation but at the same time continuously supporting quality improvement measures throughout our agency. Ensuring that Crittenton meets the highest standards of accreditation, licensing, as well as all of our contract terms is not only a priority under California’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) mandate, but most importantly it is the right thing to do on behalf...

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2015 Crittenton Golf Tournament
Calling all Golfers: Help us Heal the Wounds of Childhood Trauma

We cordially invite you to the Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Annual ‘Community for Kids’ Golf Tournament, Dinner, and Auction being held at the picturesque Yorba Linda Country Club on Monday, September 21, 2015. Come join our support base, volunteers, and longtime friends as we golf in support of making trauma-informed educational programming available to Crittenton youth. Your support helps continue a nearly 50-year history of...

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Crittenton Employees at the 17th Annual BRAVO Awards
Crittenton’s 17th Annual Employee BRAVO Awards

Acknowledging Crittenton Employees: For 17 years Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has made a commitment to honor the agency’s employees for their commitment in helping to treat childhood trauma, and actively curtailing the cycles of child abuse and neglect within the Southern California communities we serve. At the end of April the agency provided a free sit-down breakfast or lunch for all full-time, part-time, and...

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Crittenton's Celebrate the Eighth Award
Crittenton Recognized by City of Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin

More then 200 community members were in attendance at the 2nd Annual Celebrate the Eighth Event hosted by Councilmember Al Austin at the Expo Arts Center in Long Beach, California. Councilmember Al Austin created this event as a way to acknowledge the accomplishments from the past year that District 8 residents have contributed to the City of Long Beach. This year Crittenton Services for Children and Families...

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Crittenton Partner Blog: CSEC as a Gender-Based Violence Issue

The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) or sex trafficking of minors has garnered more attention from the criminal justice agencies as well as communities in these past years. From safe harbor laws (that protect minors being sex trafficked as victims instead of treating them as criminals) to higher penalties for traffickers and those who purchase sex from minors, the criminal justice-framed response echoes the...

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Crittenton’s Nexus with Women’s History Month

Visionary Leader within America's Child Welfare Legacy: Recently, the National Crittenton Foundation released an email blast that paid homage to one our founder’s, who in her own right, was a trailblazer in not just America’s child welfare movement but the women’s rights movement as well. For those that have studied social work, social services, or human services perhaps you might have discovered someone by the name of...

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YESS 2015: A Grassroots Effort Aimed to Educate on How to Keep Youth Safe from Human Trafficking

It was a year in the making and by the end of January 2015 the inaugural Youth Exploitation and Safety Symposium (YESS) had more than 400 participants signed up to take part in a full day of educational workshops; motivational keynote speeches; and get the opportunity to ask some very tough questions about the very sensitive subject of human trafficking or sex trafficking in the...

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