Children’s Home Society staff wins the Dr. Laura Boyd Champion for Children and Families National Advocate of the Year Award.
The Children’s Home Society congratulates Julia Kesler for winning the Dr. Laura Boyd Champion for Children and Families National Advocate of the Year Award. The award was established to recognize impactful advocates among the Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) membership who have demonstrated their dedication to advancing public and social policy.
Julia Kesler has been with the Children’s Home Society (CHS) for over 28 years. For 15 years she has been the director of permanency services. Julia provides leadership to the Society’s statewide foster care and adoption program. Her work has been instrumental in seeing foster care growth in West Virginia. She participates on behalf of the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia in the state chapter of FFTA. Julia is currently Children’s Home Society’s Director of Social Services.
About the Family Focused Treatment Association
In 1988, the Foster Family-based Treatment Association was founded to develop, promote and support treatment foster care. Over the years, they have grown to become the only national, nonprofit association representing treatment foster care programs across North America.
The FFTA has 470-member agencies located in nearly every U.S. state and Canadian province. FFTA member agencies provide treatment foster care services to more than 50,000 children and youth each year.