Infant massage: A Soothing Form of Therapy

Learning how to massage your baby is one of the simplest, most enjoyable things you can do with your child. Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) is teaching F&CS parents and/or caregivers how to perform massage on their baby or babies as a way to gently nurture and spend quality and loving time with children. Massage…

Daniel, Maya and Ellie

Protracted, contentious divorce proceeding were taking a toll on Daniel’s* children. A judge recommended the family contact Family & Children’s Services for professional help. In therapy sessions, little Maya and Ellie voiced their worries, received reassurance and began to adjust to their new family dynamic. Daniel participated in several sessions with his children. He also…

Joelle’s Story

The bald spots dotting Joelle’s* head were an outward sign of her inner turmoil. Sixteen-year-old Joelle was so wracked with anxiety, she’d taken to pulling out her hair by the handful. Joelle’s mother left Oklahoma to find work; her father was in and out of jail. Joelle moved in with her great aunt, but couldn’t keep…

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.…