New and informative classes designed to support thriving families are introduced throughout the year. Once they are scheduled, our lists the dates and times of upcoming classes. Below is a sampling of classes available to the community.
To provide a safe, caring, and compassionate environment, with competent counselors trained in effective therapeutic interventions.
To guide and support children, adults, and families through the healing process from childhood adversities.
To provide support of victims by linking them to additional community resources as well as assisting them to apply for victim compensation when appropriate.
First Steps is a parenting support and education program provided to all families of newborns at the Habersham Medical Center. Parents are visited right in the hospital shortly after delivery and given a “Parent Packet” of helpful information and resources. Because a new baby requires lifestyle adjustments, First Steps is a safety net for everyone.
Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills and positive child-rearing practices. The nurturing philosophy of non-violent parenting focuses on the development of empathy, self-worth, self-awareness, empowerment, discipline with dignity, appropriate roles and age-appropriate expectations of children’s development.
The Positive Parenting Program ® (Triple P) is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent, as well as treat, behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It is an eight-week program that aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.
Stewards of Children is an award-winning educational curriculum directed toward adults and has a proven record of changing their protective behaviors, resulting in better protection of children.
Family visitation provides children and their visiting parent(s) an opportunity to spend time together under the supported observation of a trained professional where their emotional and physical safety are monitored, and as necessary, intervention and redirection are provided.
Support and educational groups meet at the Family Resource Center ANNEX at various times each week in order to meet the needs of families in our community. Check under the events tab for more information.
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