Gayaneh Karapetian has been the Program Manager for the Sacramento Children's Home Youth Counseling Center for 5 years, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a certified trainer in Trauma Focused CBT and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and sits on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In the wake of the Newtown, CT tragedy, Gayaneh spoke with Kitty O'Neal and KFBK on helping children cope with trauma. Listen to her interview here.
As part of Athletes for Hope's annual September 11th national service day campaign to honor our nation's fallen heroes, Sacramento Kings Forward Thomas Robinson took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Sacramento Children's Home. After being drafted as the fifth pick in the 2012 NBA draft, Thomas attended the NBA Rookie Transition Program in which Athletes for Hope led a workshop focused on giving back to the community. Thomas then signed up as an AFH member and since then has been focused on increasing his involvement in the community. With AFH's help, Thomas identified the Sacramento Children's Home as a great organization to get involved with in his new city.
During his visit to the Sacramento Children's Home, Thomas spent over an hour doing a variety of fun activities with the kids as they played music, shot around on the basketball court and hung out together. Thomas also made sure to sign autographs for all the children there.
"It was great - I really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to coming back to visit with the kids again soon," Thomas said.
Established in 1867, the Sacramento Children's Home has always been deeply committed to the care of children and families. Their community-based, residential and educational programs address the issues of children, newborn to 21, and range from prevention of child abuse and parenting education, to acute trauma treatment.
TAYLOR'S MARKET CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY TO BENEFIT THE SACRAMENTO CHILDREN'S HOME AUGUST 12, 2012 - 6PM
Gala featured a multi-course dinner with wine pairings, drawing inspiration from dishes and wines that have been popular over the last 50 years.
Menu was created by Taylor's Kitchen chef Richard Telford
- Shrimp Louie Salad
- Pasta Primavera
- Lucky Dog Ranch New York Strip steak
- & Tiramisu Parfait
Taylor's Market celebrates their 50th Anniversary with a Gala benefitting Sacramento Children's Home on August 12th!
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), a network of professionals involved in building ownership, management, and development, spent nearly a week at the Sacramento Children's Home donating their time, materials, and expertise on a wide array of projects that so desperately needed completing!
Yocha DeHe Community Fund to Support Critical SCH Programs
Sacramento Children's Home has received a grant for $150K from the Yocha DeHe Tribal Board to fund a Home Visitor in our Valley Hi Family Resource Center for 3 years (at $50K per year). At the current time, CPS is only referring at-risk families to our Family Resource Centers with children ages 0-5. This grant will allow us to work with CPS to reach 20 identified at-risk families with children ages 6-12 who have previously not been served.
We are hopeful that this is the beginning of a trend in funding this underserved population, so that the children who are suffering in this age group will be reached, and their families provided with resources to diminish their potential for abuse and neglect in the futu...one family at a time.
THANK YOU YOCHA DEHE!!! WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!!
The South Crisis Nursery received an "extreme home makeover" style makeover! The South location of the Sacramento Crisis Nursery was selected by a local Keller Williams team to benefit from a top to bottom, inside-out makeover, as part of Keller Williams' annual R.E.D. Day event!
Tony's Fine Foods, a local food distribution company, has been supporting the Sacramento Children's Home and the Crisis Nursery Program for more than 10 years. Their support has ranged from in-kind donations, event sponsorships, and financial gifts to encouraging their 400+ team members to personally support the program. Most recently, Tony's Fine Foods held a diaper drive for the Crisis Nursery Program, and in one month collected over 10,000 diapers for the babies and toddlers living at one of the 2 locations.
A mother's promise and peril - adult choices can lead to grief - A glimpse into the life of two children, by volunteer Peggy Bengs
"These are only two of the many children I have come to know through [my] years [at the Sacramento Children's Home]. Their early life afflictions still simmer deep in their consciousness and emerge as severe antagonism and difficulty attaching to another human being. In 2009, Sacramento County received calls alleging abuse of 21,000 children. There are more than 67,000 kids in foster care and more than 9,000 in group homes in California."
Jennifer Whited from the Sacramento Children's Home North Sacramento Family Resource Center joins Deirdre Fitzpatrick on KQCA 58 to talk about infant sleep safety.
CEO, Roy Alexander, and Barbara Nolan, Program Director at the North Crisis Nursery, highlight the Sacramento Children's Home's Crisis Nursery Program with Lorraine Blanco of News 10.
The Sacramento Children's Home was awarded $650,000 from the Microsoft Corporation - a grant for new computer software and licenses.
The Sacramento Children's Home celebrates 144 years of continued service to Sacramento's children and families!