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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

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

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) [...]

Local chefs to serve children, families on Child Nutrition Day

Family Services will once again team up with the Chef and Child Foundation of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to raise awareness about the prevalence of childhood hunger in Forsyth County and to emphasize the importance of good nutrition. North Carolina is fortunate to have a [...]

The Silent Victims of Family Violence

As published in Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family Magazines (August 2017) Family violence is a significant public health concern that demands community-wide attention. The effects of domestic violence on women have been well documented; however, the impact on children who witness domestic violence has received less attention. This is surprising, considering that an estimated three to [...]

By | 2017-12-13T14:02:16+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: General Information|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Collaboration places child, family well-being in the medical arena

Imprints Cares has launched a multi-agency initiative to strengthen child and family well-being by focusing on all aspects of pediatric health. The Pediatric Holistic Health Initiative, a collaborative between Imprints Cares, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and Family Services provides families access to tiered-levels of education and health services such as one-on-one consultations and child assessments, intensive and [...]

By | 2017-07-14T13:06:17+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: General Information|0 Comments

We saved some fireworks just for you!

We saved some fireworks just for you! You did it. Because of your generous donations, every dollar of the $75,000 Matching Gift Challenge has been matched. You more than met the challenge, you raised $84,776.78!  That's a total of $159,776.78 for programs and services that will help more local children and their families reach their [...]