Annual Report 2003
Children's Services: Today and Tomorrow
Meeting the evolving needs of children and families.
Two years after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, we remain at a time of greatber national and international insecurity. Our airwaves and screens are filled with news of wars, unrest and potential terrorist plots. We live in a world that is more uncertain than before, and this makes daily life ever more difficult for children and families – especially children and families struggling in poverty. How do we accept the reality of our new existence without fostering insecurity and pessimism in children and teens who don’t yet have a firm fix on the future? How do we promote a hopeful worldview to young people and parents who see only hopelessness all around them?