To better understand the national conversation around child abuse prevention, let’s look at some of the biggest milestones we’ve passed. Even as we acknowledge our successes in this area we are mindful of the need for additional progress and continue to think about how we can play a role in parent support, advocating for children, and promoting education around protective factors.
There is no doubt that community and neighborhood involvement plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of children. When families struggle, parents experience stress. And when parents do not know where to turn for support, stress can reach crisis levels.
Fortunately, making families aware of community resources that can relieve some of the biggest sources of stress, can make a difference. Durham has developed beneficial services, strategies, and advocacy to support Durham families. However, many families who want help don’t know where to turn and coordination among the offices making services available could be improved.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the diligent work of the Pinwheels Committee. These eight individuals have given up their time and energy to coordinate activities, contact sponsors, secure donations, organize volunteers, and plan, plan, plan. We see your hard work and are grateful for all that you do!
Durham, North Carolina, is a vibrant community that is rapidly growing and changing. It’s also a diverse community. Children in Durham come from a wide variety of ethnic, racial, and national backgrounds. This diversity is a beautiful thing because it contributes to the rich cultural tapestry that makes Durham such a special place to work and live, but it also poses problems.
Jessica was referred to Exchange Family Center’s Parenting of Adolescents (POA) program to receive support improving her relationship with her mother (Jane) and addressing the emotional distress they both witnessed/experienced while living with domestic violence. Out family therapists helped this mother-daughter duo sort through a lot of emotions and an extensive domestic violence history.
When you reach the required age (70½), you are required to take a minimum distribution from your IRA. But if you don’t need the funds, a QCD counts toward your minimum distribution and is one way to maximize your charitable impact, while reducing your tax liabilities. While most non-Roth IRAs are eligible for QCDs, there are other requirements.
Educate yourself about parenting after domestic violence with these 3 myths and facts. How will you support those in your community dealing with domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October?
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Whether you have recently left an abusive relationship, are still in one, or are looking for ways to support the survivors in your life, this blog post will give you some tips to help adults build strong, positive relationships with children that protect children from the negative results of being exposed to domestic violence
Reaching your child’s first birthday is a huge child development milestone! As you think back on the past 12 months, think of all the growth and development. Your child has transformed from a helpless newborn into an independent little person. What a difference a year makes!