Posts Tagged Civility Promise

Civility as a Virtue and a Tool, or Why NACC Wants to Send You to Italy

Civility as a Virtue and a Tool, or Why NACC Wants to Send You to Italy

It’s in the nature of dependency practice that our schedules and our minds are packed. Little time or space is available to step back and consider the big picture of what we do and how we do it. Perhaps NACC can help. We work in a field where intensely intrusive interventions are delivered by a coercive legal system. At the same time, we try to heal and restore the tender, sometimes fragile bonds of family. In such a stressful and

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My Civility Promise Experience in Sovana, Toscana, Italy, 2015

My Civility Promise Experience in Sovana, Toscana, Italy, 2015

I attended a seminar in Italy called “Civility Promise” last month with my wife Dora. Following is an overview of our experiences: At the end of September, Dora and I went to Rome for our three-day stay near the Vatican before we were due to meet up with the seminar group. Rome was fantastic, and we walked everywhere in the old city for the three days we were there. Loved Rome. On Saturday we went to the airport to meet

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Five Reasons to Become a Child Welfare Law Specialist

Five Reasons to Become a Child Welfare Law Specialist

Advocating for children is not always glamorous. (Is it ever, really?) The cases are emotional. The circumstances are tragic. And the compensation is… well, let’s just say you don’t get rich representing clients that can’t pay you. But we do it anyway. We do it because somehow, some way, we’ve decided that justice is a real thing, and that dedicating our careers to vulnerable children is a meaningful way (if not a lucrative one) to spend our lives. I’m grateful

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