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Recent News


Lionhearted – Trauma-Informed Leadership

Posted July 27, 2020

We have many, many tools to resist trauma and we must use them. They include resilience, kindness, love, emotional support, hard work, material resources, self-care, laughter, faith and hope. Another critical tool, especially in a traumatic event of this magnitude, is trauma-informed leadership.

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Whatever It Takes: Making a More Inclusive Agency

Posted June 30, 2020

Today’s post is written by Kelly Fitzgerald, a Quality Assurance Analyst with Uplift Family Services. Her role, based out of our Sacramento office, includes ensuring that all agency programs, policies and procedures, and workspaces offer a welcoming, inclusive environment for
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Foster a Child or Teen This Father’s Day

Posted June 19, 2020

Father’s Day is a time to remember and celebrate the fathers, father figures, grandfathers, and other role models who have helped shape our lives. It is a day to say thank you to those who have supported us and taught
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Glimmers of Light in the Midst of a Pandemic

Posted June 11, 2020

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the portrait of how we deliver services to our children and families changed in a flash. However, as a strength-based organization, we are always looking for glimmers of light, even in the most challenging of times. So, what does success look like during a pandemic?

Lionhearted – A View From Within

Posted June 4, 2020

Since May 25th, when George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, demonstrators nation-wide have protested institutionalized violence against Black Americans. On June 1st , Uplift’s CEO and President addressed this issue in an all-staff email, concluding with an invitation to respond. Charee Johnson, a clinician in Los Angeles, did just that.

Black Lives Matter, Black Trauma Matters

Posted June 1, 2020

It is with profound empathy and compassion that we acknowledge the incredible pain our staff and community members are experiencing, most recently as a result of the devastating death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. If you are grieving, angry, anxious,
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