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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.
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.