A Home Within Has Exciting News for Psychologists!

By Giving List Staff   |   May 19, 2023

A Home Within is thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired approval through the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer CE credits to psychologists! We want to thank all the psychologists in our community for their patience as we updated our systems to ensure our CE program complies with the rigorous standards of the APA. If you’re a licensed mental health clinician interested in A Home Within, attending one of our CE trainings is a great way to engage with our community — you can sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on our calendar of CE offerings. 

What Makes Our CE Program Different?

 A Home Within cultivates relationships with therapists, thought leaders, community activists, policy makers, and families throughout the nation committed to providing trauma-informed practice, which includes understanding the impacts of culture, class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, structural racism, and inequality on the population we serve. A Home Within has committed and responded to the moral imperative to diversify the lens through which trauma is understood, narrated, and intervened on in clinical and non-clinical settings. 

Our curriculum facilitates a learning environment in which diversity of thought and practice, resiliency, intersectionality, cultural attunement, and community building are valued and integrated into essential pillars to support engagement and healing across the lifespan. Moreover, A Home Within aspires to support mental health professionals at each stage of their career to gain skills and deploy various clinical modalities to address the “person-in-environment.” 

All trainings are committed to exploring how the social determinants of health influence poor mental health outcomes for system-involved youth, their families, and communities. We welcome a sustained dialogue on these issues in our trainings to lift up collective resources, expertise, and narrations of hope from our members.

We invite you to join us at our next CE event!

To view our full calendar of CE offerings, visit the “Events” page on our website: www.ahomewithin.org/events/ 


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With a mission to create and support lasting, caring relationships for children and youth in foster care, A Home Within identifies, recruits, trains, and supports a network of licensed therapists who each provide free, weekly, one-to-one therapy to a single foster youth “for as long as it takes.” For foster youth who often watch people move in and out of their lives, our model creates an anchor of support.

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When I became an AHW volunteer, I had lingering doubts — I wondered if my contribution was actually necessary or impactful. Now, I have discovered working outside of the mental health system liberates and expands my ability to provide health care rather than focus primarily on symptom reduction for financial reimbursement. Contributing and responding to a new health care model has inspired and revealed the benefits of whole person interventions.
Candice Simonds, AHW Chief Program Officer & Volunteer

Cheers to Another 30 Years of Extraordinary Therapy

In celebration of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the founding of A Home Within, the organization seeks to raise $300,000 to help secure decades more free high-quality therapy for foster youth. 

The funding will allow the nonprofit to expand its community of therapists even further while also investing in a diverse mental health workforce by offering more training and mentorship for early-career therapists of color. 

“We need your support to have another extraordinary 30 years and help thousands more foster youth,” says Executive Director Reed Connell.

Key Supporters

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Sarnat-Hoffman Family Foundation
In-N-Out Burger Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
MYDAR Foundation
Glass Half Full Foundation
Mental Insight Foundation
Aviv Foundation
The Louis and Harold Price
CASA organizations
throughout California
Foster Care Research Group at the
University of San Francisco
11 California Family Foundations
Over 350 Individual Donors