• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Filis  Casey

Filis M. Casey, J.D. is the Founder and Executive Director of the Alliance for Children, Inc. (the Alliance), a non-profit, international adoption agency located in Wellesley, Massachusetts and established in 1974. Through the Alliance, Mrs. Casey has helped create and expand over 5,000 families throughout the United States and Europe including her own, adopting her daughter Marisa at the age of three from Bogotá, Colombia in 1982.

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