Safe, loved, and—most of all—connected
Parenting in the best of times can be stressful, and raising children without a community of support is harder still. For parents feeling isolated and overwhelmed, the ways they do or don't cope with stress may put their children in harm’s way. Key to ensuring the children are OK is making sure their parents are OK.
What the system taught me
From her first days as a Child Protective Services investigator to Bethany senior vice president, what Cheri Williams has learned over her social services career has changed her thinking about what’s best for children. Today she’s in a position to do something about that.
Change begins at home
When Mia’s behaviors escalated, she was hospitalized for months because local residential care facilities would not admit her. Intensive, home-based intervention made it possible for her to come home again.
Navigating the dramatic decline in infant adoption: How Bethany is responding and shifting
In response to the declining number of infants available for adoption, Bethany is shifting programming and investing in services that safely keep families together.