CEO Blog: June 2013

Even With Different Perspectives We Can Agree ACEs is Important to our Work

Thanks to the sponsors, Institute for Safe Families and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Summit for Adverse Childhood Experiences did not end with only the well-attended event in May.

As you may remember, I was a keynote speaker at this summit. My presentation utilized my experiences in the public sector to describe specific ways in policy and practice the neuro/bio/psycho/social factors that are all rolled up in the ACEs science can be infused, aligned, and accelerated for benefit of the children and families in the system. … more

Serving Children Means Serving Full Family for Cal Farley's

When I spoke at the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services conference last year, I had dinner with Nancy Holman, the organization’s executive director, and members of her board. The board chair of the state association at the time was Dan Adams, president and CEO of Cal Farley's Boy Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, which is now a new member of the Alliance. … more

Nonprofit Fundraising Under Microscope Again

You can sympathize with my frustration when I opened CNN.com this morning to see the main headline screaming in a very large font, “America’s Worst Charities.”

CNN, in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting, is sharing the results of a yearlong investigation to “identify America’s worst charities.” … more

Obama Administration Helps to Put Spotlight on Mental Health

Today the Obama administration hosted the National Conference on Mental Health. The Alliance will take part in this overall effort as it unfolds. In the meantime, I want to share a fact sheet from the White House on the event and overall effort.

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