Posted on September 23, 2021
Who in the world would voluntarily raise 24 children—most of whom have behavioral, developmental or medical needs? It’s hard enough to take care of one or two children, let alone two dozen! That's why therapeutic foster parents are straight up superstars.
Posted on March 26, 2020
Tomorrow is Friday, March 27, 2020. On this very day, 118 years ago, Children’s Home Society had a red-letter day in its history.
Posted on January 30, 2020
I made a point to ask each of my passengers who they were. For some reason, I had quite a few grandparents as passengers on many of my shuttle trips.
Posted on December 12, 2019
You just never know what is going to touch a child who has suffered trauma—what it is that will break down the wall of sadness, mistrust, and anger...
Posted on November 25, 2019
I knew I had an attitude problem. I talked back to my parents and teachers at school. When I got mad, I went off like a bomb. One day, my Mom told me we were going to get some help. Next thing I knew, we were on our way to Sioux Falls...
Posted on October 29, 2019
There is a special event that happens every October for the kids at Sioux Falls Children's Home. One day is set aside to go to Outdoor Gear, a store specializing in all types of winter apparel, for kids to shop for new winter coats, hats, and mittens.
Posted on August 23, 2019
This is an email sent to staff by Sue Williams, the Program Director for Sioux Falls Children's Home. It sheds light on a key component of the CHS residential treatment philosophy. In light of yet more senseless shootings in our nation, I want to highlight The Six Core Strengths we are trying to instill in children who have suffered trauma.