Kappa Delta helps prevent child abuse

The Kappa Delta Foundation’s 2016 KiDs Grant was given to Family & Children’s Services. The $2,500 gift benefited our Child Abuse and Trauma Service program with toys and two-way communication systems for parent-child interaction therapy. The Kappa Delta Foundation KiDs Grants fund nonprofits that help children and families. These grants are designed to allow Kappa…

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Family & Children’s Services achieves national accreditation

Family & Children’s Services (FCS) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). COA accreditation involved a review and analysis of administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practices. FCS was praised for its high quality delivery of innovative, evidence-based programs and integrity of services and administrative…

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Taylor’s Journey

Nine-year-old Taylor* was a friendly girl. She performed well at school and enjoyed attending church with her family. But everything changed after Taylor was sexually abused by her uncle. She began avoiding others and spent many a Sunday morning crying in the church parking lot. Classrooms were unbearable, so Taylor’s parents withdrew her from school.…

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Teen Suicide: Shyla

“I just want to die,” are words Ann Jenkins, clinical director of COPES, and her team hear quite often. More and more frequently, the ones saying they’re ready to quit on life are kids. COPES is a 24/7 crisis service operated by Family & Children’s Services. Specially trained COPES clinicians provide free, confidential support –…

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