CEO David Baker on Capital Public Radio

Dr. David Baker, the Sacramento Children’s Home’s new Chief Executive Officer, sat down with Capital Public Radio to discuss SCH’s outlook for 2018.

Baker explained SCH’s evolution from an orphanage into implementing the county’s most comprehensive prevention, early intervention, and mental health services.

“We do whatever it takes to make sure kids stay out of group care,” he said.

Baker described continuum care reform (CCR) and what the Sacramento Children’s Home is doing to make the next leap and help foster families have more success.

“When our boys leave, we’re able to go with them,” Baker said. “(We are able to) provide support to the foster family, provide support to the kin care…to make sure that they’re successful. And we really need to do that by partnering with the county and foster family agencies, and making sure that support is there to get these kids into a more family-like setting and really work toward the goal of permanency.

Baker also speaks about the challenges the Crisis Nursery Program faces in the upcoming year and his priority in 2018.

Baker’s interview aired on “Insight with Beth Ruyak” on Jan. 9. Listen to the whole interview (7:46) by clicking here.