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Robert Feikema: Dealing with and preventing childhood trauma

By Robert Feikema Guest columnist  |  Mar 14, 2018 On Sunday, CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired an important segment on childhood trauma and resilience. The story was the brain child of Oprah Winfrey, who said, “Trauma leaves a hole in the soul, and unless you fix the trauma that has caused people to be the way [...]

We must invest in young children to thrive

Opinion by Robert J. Feikema, President and CEO, Family Services As published in the Winston-Salem Journal, November 2, 2016 The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is one of the finest examples of industrial site repurposing in the country. Twenty-five years in the making, it began as a response to an economy reeling from a devastating series [...]

Fighting Poverty, 110 Years and Counting

Posted Winston-Salem Journal: Monday, May 30, 2016 8:30 pm By Bob Feikema Guest columnist Poverty is front and center in Winston-Salem, thanks to efforts of our city’s Poverty Thought Force, the highly publicized national Red Nose Day and the State of the Community meeting hosted by Mayor Allen Joines, which addressed the impact of the [...]

Editorial: Preschool programs: Children wait for rare open slots – Winston-Salem Journal: Editorials

"Today, fewer than half of North Carolina's children, age 4 and younger, are enrolled in a regulated child-care facility," reported Arika Herron in a recent Winston-Salem Journal article. "Only about 1,300 of Forsyth County's almost 4,000 4-year-olds are in pre-K programs through Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools or in Head Startr or N.C. Pre-K, publicly funded programs [...]