F&CS parenting classes help solidify family relationships

Jeff and his wife have been married for 10 years. She had children and an infant grandson from a previous marriage, and at the time, Jeff felt it was best to receive help to improve his relationship with his stepchildren.  Because of his wife’s previous connection to Family & Children’s Services, Jeff began taking parenting classes. He said the results helped him a great deal as…

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Understanding Racial Trauma

Racial trauma refers to the stressful impact or emotional pain of one’s experience with racism and discrimination. Those exposed to racially traumatic events may experience posttraumatic symptoms similar to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Symptoms may include depression, increased use of alcohol consumption, health complications, and decreased self-esteem. Family & Children’s Services can…

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