Category Archives: Family Support

Upcoming Training | Stewards of Children

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Drive to Raise $10,000 for Family Support Services

See Goal Progress | Donate Now | Fundraise for this Cause By David Runyon, Executive Director | It is fun to watch children grow and develop, to be part of their life as they learn about their world, and to help guide them … Continue reading

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Child Well-Being: Communities Must Do More

By the Child Abuse Prevention Team | We all want children to have great childhoods, to succeed in school, and to grow into healthy, productive citizens. Yet, recent studies suggest that we are far from achieving this vision. According to … Continue reading

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Adding a New Family Member

By Lori Barry, Family Educator | Stress can come from many different sources—even from happy, exciting sources such as a new little member of the family. Adjusting family routines after a baby’s birth can be stressful. A new baby involves … Continue reading

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Never Hit, But Deeply Harmed — Children and Domestic Violence Part II

By Marcia Bannister | Part II | Tips for Processing and Healing Domestic violence does not have to be a life-long haunting memory for children. Most children that have secure, healthy relationships with caring adults, whether it is their parents, … Continue reading

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Never Hit, But Deeply Harmed — Children and Domestic Violence Part I

By Marcia Bannister | Part I | True Stories from Three Women Domestic abuse greatly affects children who witness the psychological and physical trauma. Numerous resources, including a CNN report in September 2014, indicate that attempts at shielding children from … Continue reading

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Helping Services Now Offers Even More Family Education

By David Runyon, Executive Director at Helping Services | HAWC Partnerships for Children and Helping Services for Northeast Iowa have been collaborating on a program transfer. This move will bring the Family Education program housed at HAWC over to Helping … Continue reading

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Pinwheel Blues

By Katie Becker |

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Thank You NICC Early Childhood Students

By Jazmon Boose | Working in Child Abuse Prevention, I can say that most parents never want to abuse or neglect their children. However, parenting is a difficult honor, and adults can lack resources and knowledge about positive parenting skills. … Continue reading

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Positive Solutions for Families Class Schedule

This three week class covers six different lessons. The lessons teach parents the same intervention tools used by teachers in their kid’s classroom for greater consistency and greater results. 

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