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Entries by Elefant Design

ISC: Making Effective Evidence Based Practices Accessible

As I discussed in my recent blog post, The Foundling has implemented the first-of-its-kind juvenile justice initiative, Blue Sky. This is an alternative to incarceration programs wherein trained and licensed therapists work with juveniles and their families using methods that, through extensive trials and testing, have proven effective. So far, the initiative has seen tremendous […]

It’s Back-To-School Time at Mott Haven Academy

The start of the new school year is a good time to reflect on one of The Foundling’s most ambitious initiatives, Mott Haven Academy, our charter school in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx which predominantly serves children in foster care and the child welfare system.   We’re very proud of the progress we’ve […]

A summer can last a lifetime

Camp Felix 2012 Talent Night – with campers, counselors, Sheila Jaffe and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels This past summer marks the seventh year since Camp Felix, the only overnight summer camp in the New York City area operated by a child welfare agency, opened its doors. Located in Putnam Valley, up in the Hudson Highlands, Camp […]

Let’s Not Tilt at Windmills

My initial reaction to the shooting in Aurora, Colorado was probably typical: first shock, then sadness. And then the questions start. How could something like this happen? Could it have been prevented? Were there warning signs someone should have seen? Perhaps most important, why do these seemingly unimaginable acts of violence keep happening? Why do […]

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