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The holiday gift of less stress

By Michelle Melton for Forsyth Woman Magazine (December 2017)   What if we could give the perfect gift to ourselves and others this holiday season? What if we could give the gift of less stress? Let’s be honest. We all want the holidays to be happy – perfect even – for everyone. We expend enormous amounts [...]

By | 2017-12-13T15:12:18+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Child and Adult Care Food Program

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, Women’s & Children’s Health Section, Nutrition Services Branch, Special Nutrition Programs Annual Application   CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM Child Care Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Sponsoring Organizations of Centers, Outside School Hours Care Center AGREEMENT NUMBER: 7093 Link to Income Guidelines [...]

By | 2017-12-01T07:16:17+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A Letter To My Adopted Teen

Family Services considers it a sacred privilege to help families through the adoption journey. During National Adoption Month and on this Thanksgiving Day, one of our families reminds us about the importance of gratitude. Holly Romero wrote the following in a letter to her newly adopted teenaged son. Her letter was read to him in [...]

By | 2017-11-08T15:16:29+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Video|0 Comments

Adoption Connections Support Group

Come learn about the special emotional and social needs of adopted children.  The information applies to domestically and internationally adopted children, whether they were placed at birth or at an older age.  Learn practical tips for building a stronger relationship with your child. Adoption Connections Support Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of most months from [...]

Social-emotional skills are critical for school readiness

As published in Forsyth Family Magazine (November 2017) New research is showing that school readiness is more than academic ability. Preschoolers are far more successful in school, and in life, when they are able to develop social-emotional-behavioral skills that enable them to pay attention, handle emotions, and adjust to situations. Research also shows that children [...]

Geoffrey Canada shares 5 ways education must change

Geoffrey Canada, guest speaker for the Family Services Raising Every Child benefit luncheon, says if you really want to change the lives of inner-city kids, change everything all at once - their schools, families, and neighborhoods. Mr. Canada will talk about the power of early childhood education to do just that, when he comes to Wintson-Salem, [...]

By | 2017-10-31T16:59:42+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

#MeToo shines a light on a pervasive issue

The "#MeToo" social media movement originating out of the Harvey Weinstein story has brought to the public square an important conversation: the right to healthy relationships.  While commenting directly on a sexual harassment case with over 12,000,000 social media comments may not be in Family Services' purview, 89% of the agency's employees are women, and October [...]

By | 2017-10-17T16:53:24+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Arts Council Partners with Family Services on Family Violence Prevention initiatives

Arts Council Hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events, Partnering with Family Services in Family Violence Prevention  This week, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is partnering with Family Services and its Family Violence Prevention Initiative and presenting a series of events to shine a light on domestic and family [...]

Participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month  (DVAM). As Family Services strengthens its initiative to eliminate family violence in our community, we are grateful for every opportunity to promote and educate people in family violence prevention. During the month of October, we hope you will partner with Family Services and other community organizations in this endeavor [...]

Winston-Salem woman receives help to escape domestic violence – Video

Video: Domestic Violence is Never OK One Winston-Salem woman credits WSPD and Family Services in her efforts to escape domestic violence and urges others to speak up so they can get help. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Prevention is the best defense. Call 911 for an emergency 24-hour crisis lines at Family Services (336) [...]