F&CP a finalist for 1si Nonprofit of the Year

F&CP a finalist for 1si Nonprofit of the Year

Family & Children’s Place is a finalist for the 2016 One Southern Indiana (1si) 2016 Nonprofit of the Year Award. Other finalists are Goodwill of Southern Indiana Inc., and St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities. The award will be presented at 1si’s annual meeting Aug. 16 at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Showroom. Other awards include Ambassador of the Year, Chairperson of the Year, Economic Development Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

States focus on improving child welfare

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that eight states—Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin—will participate in a 18-month technical assistance effort focused on improving safety and preventing fatalities within the child welfare system. The purpose of the Three Branch Institute to Improve Child Safety and Prevent Child Fatalities is to help participating states develop an integrated and comprehensive plan by aligning the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government. Increasingly, states are interested in bringing the three branches of government together to more fluidly improve the safety of kids in foster care as well […]

Conversations with our therapists

Child abuse counseling is a specialized field of counseling that focuses on treating children who may have been injured or traumatized by a trusted loved one. The children that Amy Southerland, Liz Goldy and Karen Chapman, clinical social workers for Family & Children’s Place, see may be victims of abuse themselves, or they may have witnessed someone they care about being abused – a parent or sibling. As a career, child abuse counseling is a difficult job – daily, they witness the scars, seen and unseen, on children. Their work, intensely personal, is all to help a child who has […]

FSP hosts special Back to School Party for families

The Family & Children’s Place Family Stabilization Program team hosted a Back to School Party, which was a huge success! A dozen families with 22 children turned out to enjoy pizza and win and collect back to school supplies. The FSP team handed out 20 backpacks and lots of notebooks, pencils, crayons, scissors and other school items. There also was a free book table, which was a big hit with the kids and families. Agency team members Linda Portaro, Jo Cruz, Heather Bruner, Donna Russow and Becky Sanders donated supplies and goodies for the kids, and other team members helped […]

Prevention works – our results, impact prove it

When it comes to preventing child abuse, there are a few programs that have been proven effective by rigorous research, among them home visitation, out of school and community based programming – focused on strengthening the family, building core values and confidence and teaching critical skills. At Family & Children’s Place, the Louisville area’s leading agency working with injured and broken children, our HANDS and Family & School Services (FSS) programs, and PAL Coalition initiative deliver effective, data-proven results in all three areas. – HANDS is a voluntary in-home visitation program for new and expectant parents. Family Visitation Workers meet […]

Case Manager Jessica Rogers helps client find safe, stable housing

Amanda Carson was referred to the Homeless Prevention Pilot project by the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women (KCIW). Incarcerated for a drug charge, she lost everything when she went to prison. Jessica Rogers, a Family Stabilization Program case manager for Family & Children’s Place, started meeting with Carson while she was KCIW to help her set goals for her release. Carson was released to the Successful Living Transitional Housing Program, where she lived for a few weeks before she left the program following a conflict with her roommate. Carson spent a few days with friends, but was forced to sleep […]

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Did you know that breastfeeding isn’t just beneficial for the mother but also the baby? It provides nutrition and helps with digestion, reduces the risk of SIDS, improves the immune system and increase development. #healthyhappybaby #nationalbreastfeedingawarenessmonth #nbfam #famchildplace #HANDS

I went through my daughter’s phone, and it may have saved her life

Is it okay for parents to look through their child’s phone? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Lara Estep, clinical pharmacist and mother, on Quora: My youngest children are now in their last years of high school and I would never look through their phones at this point, but when they were younger I always reserved the right to go through phones and Facebook accounts if I suspected they were in an unsafe situation. I only exercised this right once, and I can truly say that I will always be grateful […]

Re-enroll in Kroger Rewards to help stop, prevent abuse

August is re-enrollment month for Kroger’s Community Rewards program! If you wish to support Family & Children’s Place every time you shop at your neighborhood Kroger, make sure you re-enroll, or if not already a member, sign up and designate the agency as your preferred charity. If you don’t re-enroll by Sept. 1, your existing account no longer will benefit F&CP. To re-enroll, visit https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and select the Family & Children’s Place account, No. 70809. To sign up, visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards. All you need is your Kroger Plus card, and once re-enrolled or enrolled, you earn rewards for F&CP every time […]

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