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Professional Stories of HOPE: Victor Sims’ Story

Victor Sims, case manager supervisor at SailFuture, 2020 Casey Excellence for Children Awardee, and an American Bar Association Reunification Hero No one has told [youth in the Department of Juvenile Justice] they’re good people. They have already been counted out. This story is adapted…

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Professional Stories of HOPE: Dr. Laura Koenigs’ Story

Laura Koenigs, MD, FSAHM, FAAP, Vice Chair of Education, Program Director, Pediatric Residency, UMMS-Baystate It is wonderful watching parents light up (and the teens squirm but smile) as they gush about their children. “I listened to Dr. Sege give a…

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Personal Stories of HOPE: Corey Best’s Story

Corey Best, a member of the HOPE National Advisory Board and the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) | CTF Alliance HOPE from a parenting perspective is recognizing my child’s ability to grow, to learn, to continue to have a growth mindset, and…

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Personal Stories of HOPE: Anna Hadingham’s Story

Anna Hadingham, educator and theater artist working with the Apollinaire theater company, the Chelsea Collaborative, and Peronia Adolescente We all need to feel like we belong in a space where other people accept us, where our lives and identities matter. This story is adapted…

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Personal Stories of HOPE: Dr. Moira Szilagyi’s Story

Dr. Moira Szilagyi, 2023 Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, academic pediatrician at UCLA, interim division chief of general pediatrics, and section chief of developmental behavioral pediatrics Resilience is dependent on the earliest relationships children have, because…

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Personal Stories of HOPE: Brooke Adams’ Story

Brooke Adams, a first-generation college graduate with a master’s degree in social work and a passion for working with students from under-resourced communities I am now recognizing how much it mattered to me to have someone who really watched out…

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