Crittenton Services BLOG

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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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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