Crittenton Services BLOG

Crittenton's Public Policy and Advocacy Program
Advocacy Alert: California Legislative Session Round Up

That’s a wrap, folks!   The 2013-2014 California legislative session is done. If, like most people, you weren’t riveted to CalChannel watching all 4,654 pieces of legislation be processed, it’s okay! That’s what this blog is here for. Unless you’re looking for legislation that wasn’t about child welfare, juvenile justice or social services you’ll probably have to go somewhere else for that. Of the bills we focused on...

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Bidding Stephanie Farewell
Longtime Crittenton Wraparound Services Staffer Bids Farewell

Moving Forward into Public Education From time to time Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has to go through the tough challenge of having to replace veteran staff as they retire or move on in their careers. When it comes to former Wraparound Family Services Program Manager, Stephanie Reopelle, the transition was tough to even think about. Stephanie started with Crittenton in Residential Treatment Services aiding...

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Crittenton's Day of Beauty 2014
Volunteers Help Make a Beautiful Day at Crittenton

Volunteers, community partners and staff come together at the Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Residential Treatment Center for the Annual Day of Beauty on September, 5, 2014. “It’s a yearly event that requires months of coordination between all parties involved to essentially create an opportunity for the local community and Crittenton youth to get to know each other and most importantly to learn from...

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Crittenton Travel Blog: Children and Families in Crisis Find Safe Haven in Philly

The Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) summer travel tour took us to a stop in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love is known for its historical connections to the American Revolution; its iconic backdrops featured in the movie Rocky; and for its NFL team the Philadelphia Eagles. However, few know of the city’s legacy in the field of social work. During our country’s Progressive...

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Crittenton Travel Blog: Teen Women.Smart Choices.Bright Futures

Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) recently had the pleasure to do some light traveling in the East Coast. Our first stop was Washington, DC. where we got the chance to meet with Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, our sister agency whose mission is focused on meeting the needs of teen girls. “What was inspiring to witness first-hand was the continued progress and...

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Crittenton Helps with Back-to-School Needs

For the nearly 300 children, parents or caregivers that attended the Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Annual Back-to-School Event, on August 9, 2014 at Long Beach City College Veterans Stadium, it was a day to breathe a little easier with one less financial obligation to have to worry about. “We understand that the back-to-school season can be extremely stressful for many parents or caregivers,...

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Art Contest Helps Heal the Wounds of Childhood Trauma

Every year the members of Crittenton’s Felicia Auxiliary have dedicated their summers in coordinating and reviewing art projects that clients in Crittenton’s Residential Treatment Services Program produce. The “I Have a Dream for My Future Contest” is an artistic competition that is designed to help the young teenage girls placed at Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) work through their various behavioral or mental health...

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The Politics of Ending Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, an issue perceived formerly as children from some elusive, far away “over there” being bought and sold, and now understood to be a major domestic issue as well, has become the target for many a legislative idea of late. This is both good and bad (but primarily good): the estimated 200,000 children at risk of being bought and sold like merchandise deserve to...

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Golfing for Education: Crittenton’s Annual Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction

As summer winds down and its time to think about your September calendar why not consider an end of the season round of golf? Come join our support base, volunteers, and longtime friends as we take a swing into Fall and help raise funds for education. We cordially invite you for the Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Annual ‘Community for Kids’ Golf Tournament, Dinner, and...

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Crittenton Named Social Services Field Agency of the Year

Since 2008 Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has been engaged with the local higher education community as an effort to support future leaders within the social services profession. Recently, Crittenton was recognized and awarded the “Field Agency of the Year -2014” distinction from our long-time community partner, California State University, Fullerton - Department of Social Work. “We are humbled and are honored to be recognized...

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