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Centers for Youth & Families is excited to have our new Education Center open for the children in our Day Treatment program and the Elizabeth Mitchell Children’s Center. This new addition to our campus includes four large classrooms with extra room for learning stations. Each room is also equipped with interactive whiteboards called, SMART Boards, to help improve learning outcomes.
April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Communities across America are challenged to observe this month by taking action to make every community a safe and healthy place where children can grow and thrive. Efforts to protect and nurture children begin at home. The following “10 Tips for Promoting Positive Behavior” are a good place to start!
The family is the basic social unit of society and, in many ways, an indication of the kind of society in which we live. Research shows that it is in the family that we first learn to play, to share, to help, to love, and to establish relationships. Some families effectively prepare family members to be strong, contributing members of society; others do not, often because of the lack of parenting skills and missed opportunities.
The capacity to cope and feel competent is what we call resiliency.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to take a look at our family’s physical fitness. As parents we know that modeling is the best way to influence children. . . so, let’s focus on improving our own physical health, as well as setting our children up for a lifetime of fitness!
The holiday season is so important to our organization. As a non-profit, we rely on donations from you in order to keep many of the programs and services we offer functioning. We also have about 90 children in our care, who will be spending the holidays in our facilities.
Help for handling a delicate topic with your kids
Starting October 1, 2013, Arkansans can shop for and compare health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In an effort to help keep our community healthy, The Centers has staffed three individuals to serve as IPA Guides - individuals who can answer questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace, insurance options and who can help you complete the enrollment process.
Dwight Garner, literary critic for the Times, took an unusually personal assignment lately—trying to figure out how to wrest his children away from the various technologies that they seem increasingly addicted to. This is a perennial issue for Garner and his wife, who apparently try to introduce ambitious new rules restricting the children's technology usage at the beginning of every school year, only to watch these rules routinely fizzle out by the second week of school.
Centers for Youth & Families, the longest continually operating nonprofit in the state of Arkansas, welcomed Kim H. Evans as the 2013/2014 President of their Board of Directors July 1st. Evans is the Vice President of Development and Client Services for Arkansas Community Foundation and is charged with leading the Centers for Youth & Families Board of Directors, and collaborating with The Centers in their efforts, to build healthy children, families and communities in Arkansas.