Monthly Archives: May 2016

Forensic Support in Child Abuse Cases

The work of Family Services' Vantage Pointe Children’s Advocacy Center By Fulton McSwain When something traumatic happens to a child, how does he or she tell responsible adults about happened? The Vantage Pointe Children’s Advocacy Center is a safe, neutral, child-friendly facility where services are provided to children and families who have experienced child maltreatment or [...]

BB&T invests in children and families in Forsyth County

BB&T 2016 Lighthouse Project Photo Gallery Family Services, Forsyth County’s agency for helping the most vulnerable children and families improve their situations, received a generous boost from the BB&T Corporation, which selected the agency as a recipient of its 2016 Lighthouse Project. "We are very grateful to BB&T and to their employees for donating a generous amount [...]

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents Adults can be taught to create an environment for success. NYTIMES.COM|BY PAUL TOUGH Sunday's The New York Times highlights the Chicago School Readiness Project that was developed by Dr. Cybele Raver of New York University. In the article, Paul Tough explains how the project proved that children living in [...]

Big goals, big hurdles face Winston-Salem’s future

The Winston-Salem Journal article, "Big goals, big hurdles face Winston-Salem's future," about the economic decline of Winston-Salem over the past 15 years offers evidence why our community must invest in early childhood education now. Developing a system for universal pre-K is a long-term strategy for addressing the growing problem of poverty in Forsyth County. Family Services' [...]

New in-home nursing care program for newborns is encouraging

The Winston-Salem Journal article, "Forsyth hospital, trust start new in-home nursing care program for newborns," is an encouraging example of the growing level of community investment in early childhood development. Helping moms provide their babies the best possible start in life has long-term benefits for the child, the family, and our community. Building a better future in Forsyth [...]

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