CFS Graduates

Seeking CFS Graduates. Since 1993 ChildFirst Services, Inc. (formerly known as Spectrum Human Services, Inc.) has provided services to children in placement. This page is a place for alumni of CFS. Its purpose is to provide a point and place of connection among alumni, providing opportunities for alumni involvement in systems reform, and offering information to child welfare professionals and advocates alike about the CFS services from those who know it best – alumni.

Share your written work, personal stories, and artwork or join the discussions – ask questions, give advice, and promote change. ChildFirst Services, Inc. is also seeking graduates interested in becoming mentors to the youth currently living in our programs.

We welcome the submission of artwork, writing, and other forms of expression from alumni of care as well as those people whose lives have been impacted by foster care and youth in care (social workers, parents, child advocates, etc.). Topics can include:

  • the best of residential placement/foster care
  • your success as an adult
  • your advice to people who work with kids in and from care
  • your dreams for young people

Our staff reviews every submission and determines whether it is applicable and appropriate for this website. We base our decisions on the type of submission, length, and content. Feel free to submit as many items as you like. If your submission is not accepted, you will be notified of the reason.