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Spaulding for Children has received a five-year $9 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families—Spaulding for Children—in partnership with the ChildTrauma Academy, The Center for Adoption Support and Education, the North American Council on Adoptable Children, the National Council for Adoption and the University of Washington—will develop a state-of-the-art national training program that prepares and provides ongoing development for foster and adoptive families so that they have the skills and tools needed to effectively parent children who have been exposed to trauma. This innovative training program will use technology to promote interactional learning and assess mastery of competencies, provide ongoing training accessible through an app or web-based platform to continue their skill building, and allow flexibility so that participants can guide their own learning.
D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s President/CEO Jim Paparella has been nominated for the Best Supporting Man award thru the West Michigan Woman Brilliance Awards—Supporting women in the workplace is good for business. Our male counterparts should be change agents who elevate the presence of women leaders related to business equality. Sheryl Sandberg notes, “The benefits of men leaning in for equality are huge.” The Best Supporting Man award lauds a male leader who mentors, advocates, recruits, promotes and shares in the work of women, with dedicated and demonstrated intent of elevating their equality in the workplace. 

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