Coming Together To Help Foster Hope

Written by Dr. Kelly Stepura, KaleidaCare’s Executive VP of Applied Research and Solutions Kia ora, KaleidaCare staff came together to support Kiwi kids and donated multiple bags of toys, books, bibs, toothpaste, etc. to Foster Hope.  I met with Louise Allnutt (Auckland coordinator and chairperson of Foster Hope) recently to deliver the goods and to discuss […]

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Get To Know People As People With Youth Horizons

Written by Dr. Kelly Stepura, KaleidaCare’s Executive VP of Applied Research and Solutions Kia ora, New Zealand has been wonderful so far, and I’m excited to share information from my meeting with Youth Horizons, a foster care agency here in Auckland but with offices throughout New Zealand. They began the meeting with a traditional Maori welcome […]

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A Little About New Zealand

Written by Dr. Kelly Stepura, KaleidaCare’s Executive VP of Applied Research and Solutions I am arriving in Auckland, New Zealand mid-winter, where temperatures range from highs in the 50s to lows in the 20s.  Quite different from the 100 degree summer weather in Austin, Texas!  I’m looking forward to meetings with leaders in children’s mental health and […]

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Embarking on a Journey for a New Era in Child Welfare

Written by Dr. Kelly Stepura, KaleidaCare’s Executive VP of Applied Research and Solutions Despite its size and maybe in part because of it, New Zealand is leading the way to what I hope could be a new era in child welfare and the treatment of children and families involved in the system.  Representatives of the Maori culture […]

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