Crittenton Services BLOG

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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Crittenton’s Wraparound Services Annual Pampering Event

Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) Wraparound Services Program hosted the First Annual, “Looking Good, Feeling Good,” Event. The mission of this specialty event was to promote and encourage habits of wellness, increase awareness of available resources in the community for that can contribute to ones well-being, and inspire healthy choices in the home, ultimately leaving Crittenton Wraparound Services families looking and feeling good...

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Joyce Capelle, CEO, Crittenton Services for Children and Families
A Message From Our CEO: Strategy for the Future

One of the fundamental responsibilities of leadership is to assess challenges and opportunities for the agency. This planning process is often called SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. For Crittenton, that means trying to see ahead of the next curve in the road, to better meet the needs of our clients, and to stay relevant. Every three-four years, agency senior leadership submits recommendations for...

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Crittenton Acknowledges Global Trends Report

United Nations Releases Dire Statistics Impacting the Global Community For so many around the world the actualization of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as a sense of ‘normalcy’ is a mere phantom of a reality that will never come to pass. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has just released its Global Trends 2013 Report in June and the data...

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Crittenton Presents at School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

Exploring the Unaccompanied Children Phenomena Crittenton Services for Children and Families (CSCF) has been invited by the Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego, to speak at their upcoming conference, “Protecting Children on the Border”, which will discuss the current phenomena of unaccompanied children, and to develop humane and effective strategies to this growing international concern. Joyce Capelle, Chief Executive Officer, CSCF is one of the featured experts...

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Ingrid Giron is a Crittenton Foster and Regugee Minor
Crittenton Foster Youth and Refugee Minor Suceeds Despite Obstacles

Recognizing World Refugee Day Each year, in the month of June, the United Nations invites supporters from around the world to celebrate World Refugee Day. June 20th was established by the United Nations Refugee Agency as World Refugee Day to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. In response...

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Crittenton Action Alert: AB 2668 Support Parenting Foster Youth in California

Dear Support Base, Crittenton is asking for your voice to help us continue our work as one of the very few remaining mother-baby programs for foster youth in California. As a longtime leader in working with this group of young people, we are excited to invite you to come alongside us to advocate as the California state legislature considers bills that can provide significant help! Get Involved...

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Crittenton at CWLA’s 2014 National Advocacy Summit

“For me, ‘child welfare reform’ is not the same as ‘child welfare finance reform’ and I think to do one successfully, we have to include the other.” After three days in Washington, D.C. with a few dozen other child welfare professionals at the Child Welfare League of America’s Advocacy Summit, that sentiment from a senior Senate staffer stuck with me. It was never going to...

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