FAST Program Honored

FAST Program Honored

A Southern Indiana Metro United Way celebration honored Family & Children’s Place’s, Family & Schools Together (FAST) program. This delinquency prevention program focuses on improving social competencies and academic achievement through enhanced family functioning and building relationships between parents, youth and schools. F&CP President, Pam Darnall spoke to the breakfast crowd, recognizing FAST Program Manager, Jennifer Adams.  

HB 290

In today’s Courier-Journal (2/27/13): Dan Fox leads the charge of child protection advocacy by strongly urging the Senate to pass HB 290 and create this panel in statute that can identify ways to improve our system of child protection. http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130227/OPINION02/302270005/1016/OPINION/Daniel-Fox-others-Senate-Support-fatality-review-panel?nclick_check=1  

F&CP Featured

On Friday, February 15, The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s initiative, “Business Leaders for a Strong Start” hosted Family & Children’s Place (F&CP) HANDS program as their featured speakers. Pam Darnall, F&CP President, Therease Baker, Family Support Worker for F&CP HANDS program and clients Toni Coleman, her son Michael and Monique Lewis, with daughter Jayla Simpson addressed the importance of the program to Kentucky business executives. F&CP President, Pam Darnall explained the critical need for early childhood development, strengthening lives and investing in the future by supporting young families and children. F&CP’s HANDS is recognized as a proven program with […]

Join us as Advocates for Children

Thursday, February 7, 2013 marks the 9th annual “Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capital”. Over 800 people attended the rally, calling Kentucky to voice support for children and families by meeting with representatives to promote a shared policy agenda for child advocates across the state. A February 8th editorial in The Courier-Journal addresses the critical need for action. http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013302080051&nclick_check=1      

A story of the courage of families in Kentucky

I wanted to share this article with all our friends and supporters.  The Patterson family is one of the greatest families I have worked with.  Their story is in a recent issue of the Leo.  I worked with them for about a year and still miss them.  The story is not just about the Pattersons, but also  the story of healing the trauma of abuse and neglect in a loving family. They are absolutely wonderful.  Here is a link to the article. http://leoweekly.com/news/our-house McKenzie Smith, LMFT Family Therapist Family & Children’s Place msmith@famchildplace.org