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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.
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…
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…
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?
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.
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,…