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May is a busy month here at The Centers. It's National Mental Health Awareness month, so we are busy working with our programs and clients per normal, but also spending time trying to raise awareness of mental wellness. The key to removing the stigma which often surrounds the topic of mental illness is education.
April is Stress Awareness Month and as a mental wellness organization, we are sensative to the impact stress has on one's mental state. Most adults have found ways, through the years, to cope with stress in a positive manner. But are we equipped as parents to help our children learn stress relieving techniques?
Having friends at any age provides support and promotes mental health and wellbeing. Children’s friendships are also very important for their social and emotional development. Through friendships children learn how to relate with others. They develop social skills as they teach each other how to be good friends.
When should you transition your child from crib to bed? How is the best way to make the move? What are some tips to making the transition successful and low stress for both Mom & Dad and the child? This big step in your child's life should be all about fun, but it can be a bit stressful for parents - especially first-time parents.
Prevention Services at Centers for Youth and Families offers multiple programs for parents of all types...new, experienced, single, teen, etc...
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The term “praise” refers to an expression of approval, admiration or commendation. Praising children by acknowledging their hard work and achievements is not only essential to the development of a child’s confidence and self-esteem, but it also gives the child feelings of pride and accomplishment.
Do you know about this little gem of a resource that Centers for Youth and Families offers our community, called the Parent Resource Center?