The Women’s March-January 21, 2017

by Suzanne Button Two women meet at their child's school. Mothers and daughters become and stay friends, even though one family moves far away-- from Alaska to Virginia. This longstanding social connection leads, through a series of other social connections, to 21 women, ranging in age from 9 to 93, spending the weekend marching in … Continue reading The Women’s March-January 21, 2017

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Defining a Caregiver

A caregiver is a family member or paid helper who provides physical, emotional, and/or developmental support for an individual who is unable to fully care for themselves.  When an individual is in care or receiving services, it is often important to look at multiple aspects of their life - strengths, risk behaviors, functioning, and school/work. … Continue reading Defining a Caregiver

The STRENGTH that lies in our Cultural Identity

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that effectively put civil rights on the top of the agenda and preceded the passage of the Civil Rights act of 1964. It is on this day that we take a moment as an entire nation to reflect … Continue reading The STRENGTH that lies in our Cultural Identity

TCOM Algorithms for Decision Points in Care

“Always return to a focus on the shared vision—the best interests of the people we help.”  John S Lyons By: Dr. Suzanne Button, sbutton@chapinhall.org A few weeks ago, in TCOM Conversations, Nate Israel wrote about improving the health of people-serving systems with “alignment in decision-making at every level of the system,” and emphasized the importance … Continue reading TCOM Algorithms for Decision Points in Care

Helping Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

There is a growing awareness that the sex industry sometimes victimizes children.  The Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, along with reauthorizations in 2003, 2005, and 2008 describes a victim of human trafficking as a person induced to perform labor or a commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Any person under … Continue reading Helping Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

Lean Management and TCOM

We shared a video recently on our Facebook and Twitter from the New York Times called “We Trust You” from the series, The Art of Better. This video, created by Charles Duhigg, examines issues of innovation, motivation, and productivity through the lens of the automobile industry in the U.S. The parallels between how one factory … Continue reading Lean Management and TCOM