May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month and we want to take time to acknowledge the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. With over 400,000 children in the foster care system at any … Continue reading May is National Foster Care Month

Is Compliance Really the Goal of Childhood Behavior?

Compliance is a word that is used regularly in the world of behavior. It’s written about in Individualized Education Programs, it’s used as a goal when students have behavioral episodes, and data is collected on how often it does or does not occur. Even in personal interactions with kids, such as with our own children … Continue reading Is Compliance Really the Goal of Childhood Behavior?

Quote for the Day

Honoring All Who Served

Veteran's Day was November 11th, so I am a little late in writing this post.  But, we didn't want the day to go by without honoring all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We are forever grateful for your service and sacrifice.

Wayne Hawley Giving Grant – Don’t Miss Out!

The Wayne Hawley Giving Grant is exclusive to H&A clients who serve the social service and nonprofit community.   The grant is named in loving memory of Phil Hawley's father, Wayne Hawley, who was instrumental in the formation of Hawley & Associates, and a guiding force in making our agency the strong, dedicated and caring company it is … Continue reading Wayne Hawley Giving Grant – Don’t Miss Out!

Foster Parent Liability Insurance

Being a foster parent today can be more challenging than ever, as many foster children come into the system already abused or neglected.  Allegations of abuse in the foster care system are not uncommon. In 2016, approximately 4.1 million allegations of child abuse and neglect were made to child protective service agencies. According to the … Continue reading Foster Parent Liability Insurance

April Fool’s Day – How Did It Start Anyways?

"Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to someone else."– Will Rogers April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fool's Day) is one of the most widely recognized non-religious holidays in the Western world. How the custom of playing practical jokes or pranks on April 1 came about is still a bit hazy. There are … Continue reading April Fool’s Day – How Did It Start Anyways?