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Category: Family Support

Families in Crisis: Abuse vs. Neglect

Families in Crisis: Abuse vs. Neglect

Children are removed from their homes and placed into foster care because families are going through a crisis, resulting in an unsafe home, abuse or neglect. Abuse is the intentional infliction of harm, whether it is physical, emotional, or sexual harm. Neglect is the failure to provide the necessary care for an individual, resulting in that individual's injury or illness.

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Caring for Kids and Creating Families Central Missouri

Caring for Kids and Creating Families Central Missouri

Our Central Missouri team is growing! Through our partnership with the Missouri Alliance for Children and Families (MCAF), we are pleased to announce the expansion of our Foster Care Case Management (FCCM) program to now include Columbia and Jefferson City.

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Building Blocks for Success: Family First Prevention Services Act

Building Blocks for Success: Family First Prevention Services Act

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018 enacted funding for time-limited prevention services for mental health, substance abuse and in-home parent skill-based programs for children or youth, providing more resources to help families in crisis stay together.

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Day Treatment Team Rises to the Challenge

Day Treatment Team Rises to the Challenge

Worldwide educators are rising to the challenge to provide a safe and effective learning environment. While it’s not easy navigating what that looks like, our day treatment program team is committed to using a trauma-informed approach and quickly adapted to a virtual learning. They are going above and beyond to meet the needs of students, while providing wrap around services for their families.

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Freeze, Flight & Fight: What does it mean?

Freeze, Flight & Fight: What does it mean?

Have you ever been so embarrassed, scared, or angry by a situation that you just wanted to “disappear” or “fly away”? Our brains are wired for survival. When we experience strong emotions, our brain sends the signals to get through with the situation by “freezing”, “flying (running away)” and/or “fighting”.

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