Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Helping Services for Youth & Families is highlighting Teen Dating Violence Awareness during the month of February. According to the CDC, nearly a quarter of adult victims of rape, physical violence, and stalking by an intimate partner first experienced partner violence between the ages of 11 and 17. In addition, nearly 1 in 11 female…

Stalking Awareness Month
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Stalking Awareness Month

January is recognized as Stalking Awareness Month. According to the website, Stalkingawareness.org, statistics show that 1 in every 6 women and 1 out of 17 men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime. It is estimated that nearly 75% of all stalking victims know their stalker. It is also believed that nearly…

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Kaylee Starts Youth Mentoring Internship

My name is Kaylee Martin and I am a sophomore social work major at Luther College from the Chicago metro area. I love Luther College and am extremely grateful for all the opportunities the social work program has given me thus far. I will be interning with Youth Mentoring at Helping Services for Youth &…

Youth Mentoring Social
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Youth Mentoring Social

Come one, come all! Meet and socialize with mentors and those who want to find out more about mentoring. Tuesday, November 9 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at T-Bocks Upstairs; Youth mentoring is hosting a Mentoring Social.  Have you thought about becoming a mentor? This is the perfect event to attend to find out…

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center (DARC) is recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness during the month of October. In Iowa and around the world, October is a month to create awareness around domestic violence, using the color purple to symbolize the cause.  We are grateful for our strong partnerships with local law…

Child Passenger Safety Week
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Child Passenger Safety Week

Did you Know… 7 out of 10 car seats are unknowingly installed incorrectly. Contact Helping Services for Youth & Families to talk to a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at info@helpingservices.org or 563-387-1720 to get the correct information to the questions you have. We would be happy to set up a free appointment to assist…

September is Recovery Month
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September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month! Recovery Month was first proclaimed in 1989 as Treatment Works! This brought recognition and awareness to the work that substance use treatment professionals were doing to support those with a substance use disorder. In 1998 this was expanded to bring recognition to individuals who suffered from substance use disorder along with…

New Prevention Coordinator in Delaware County
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New Prevention Coordinator in Delaware County

My name is Brian and I am the new Prevention Coordinator  Helping Services in Delaware County. I am originally from Waverly, IA and for the past four years I have been calling Manchester, IA home. Some hobbies of mine with my wife and dog (Theo) love doing anything outdoors involving hiking, biking, walking trails, fishing,…

Summer Play Safety for Kids
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Summer Play Safety for Kids

Each year, of children ages 0-19, more than 12,000 children die from unintentional injuries and more than 9.2 million are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries. The leading causes of injury death differed by age group – For children less than 1 year of age, two–thirds of injury deaths were due to suffocation. Drowning…

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Donation Allows Youth Mentoring to Expand Events

An anonymous family has pledged $45,000 over the next three years to support Helping Services for Youth Families’ Youth Mentoring program. The family stated that it takes a village to raise a child, and we can all do our part by helping provide new experiences that develop their interests and skills. Kathy Schwartzhoff, Mentoring Coordinator…