1 “ TO ELIMINATE AND PRE ILD ABUSE AND NEGLEC T THROUGH VENT ALL FORMS OF CH AND EDUCATION. AWARENESS, ADVOCACY ” N EWSLETTER JAN - MAR . . st Quarter 201 8 1 Goodbye 2017. Hello 2018. Dear Friends. 2018 will prove to be a great year if 2017 was any indication. Our mission to prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect through awareness, advocacy and education has been made possible t hrough our community and partnering agencies. Parenting is not an easy task , and many parents struggle in spite of hard work. Recognizing that right from the birth of your child will allow parents to reach out and ask for help and support. Our whole commun ity has an investment in our future, our children. Those who have donated time, talent and treasure have made it possible for us to say “ W e have a lot more babies sleeping safely because of you;” “more individuals know the dangers of shaking a baby and how to deal with those struggling emotions;” “many more adults know why, how and when to report suspected child abuse or neglect;” and “we who care about learning more about parenting pport.” participate in the Family Workshop Series, Parent Educator or Kinship Su WE are our children’s first teachers and we must share the good things we’ve learned with others who are parenting. Thank you for being that advocate, the one bringing awareness and making possible more parenting education. Join us for a fantasti c 2018! Karen Jousma Executive Director Family Support Center of Barry County
2 Family Workshop Series once again have our Family Workshop Starting in January, we will MONTH OF JAN. that teach parents and guardians about important topics Series Jan. 11 National Human - “ ” , “ Behavioral Developmental Stages of including: your child Trafficking Awareness Day Development Expectations ”, “ Feeding your child without losing - Jan. 15 & 29 your mind ” , and Darkness to Light/ Stewards of Children ” “ . Developmental Stages of The workshops will be held on following dates , always starting at your child workshop - 6 5:30 PM and with registration and program PM 7:30 dinner free - Cervical Health Awareness with free childcare : Month - Developmental Stages of your child : National Birth Defects - in Hastings January 15 in Middleville, January 29 Prevention Month - Behavioral Development Expectations and how to respond to your child ’ s behaviors : Hastings February 12 in Middleville, February 26 in - Myth to Mouth - Feeding your child without losing your mind: March 12 in Middleville, March 26 in Hastings - Darkness to Light/ Stewards of Childre n: April 23 , April16 in in Hasting s Middleville Addresses: . FEB MONTH OF Middleville: 5215 N. M - 37 Hwy Middleville, MI 49333 Hastings: 309 E. Woodlawn Hastings, MI 49058 National Impaired Driving Feb. 4: World Cancer Day - Prevention Month regist er Click here to online on our homepage : American Heart Month - - workshop - https://familysupportbarry.com/family series/ - National Cancer 269 or call: . KIDZ - 945 - Prevention Month - International Prenatal January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month Prevention Infection Each January the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Month (CDC) raises awareness among women and families on actions they can take to help have a healt hy baby. January is also a time International Prenatal - Infection Prevention Month to recognize people living with birth defects. Thanks to ongoing medical advances, children born with birth defects are living longer. These children and their families still need help. They often need specialized treatment, Find out more how to continued care, and strong social support to improve their overall quality of life . help these families and ways to prevent birth defects when pregnant: Important notice: Not all birth defects can https://w ww.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/prevention.html . be prevented. The above article are guidelines for a healthy pregnancy .
3 Mar ch is National Nutrition Month D id you know tha t eating right isn ’ t complicated? Here are three MONTH OF MAR. 1) rted that can : simple tips get you sta Emphasize fruit, Mar. 1 Self Injury/Harm - free milk and milk vegetables, whole grains and low - fat or fat - Awareness Day (SIAD) Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and 2) products. National Colorectal Cancer - 3) nuts. ts, trans fats, salt (sodium) and Minimize saturated fa Awareness Month added sugars. National Endometriosis - Making smart food choices can help you stay healthy, manage Awareness Month You can find m ore your weight and be physically active. Multiple Sclerosis Education - here: information Month - ttp://www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutrition/dietary h . guidelines - and - myplate/eating - right - isnt - complicated National Nutrition Month - - National Developmental DON ’ T FORGET ABOUT O UR: Disabilities Awareness - KINSHIP PROGRAM If you are a family member caring for family member children, you are a kinship family. If you would Month - - like to have additional information contact [email protected] 6313. ysupportbarry.com or 269 - 945 - PARENTS EDUCATOR PRO GRAM If you or someone you know, needs extra help with parenting issues, we are here to assist you. If you would like to have additional information contact [email protected] or 269 - 945 - 6313. CRIB PROGRAM Safe sleep for infants is extremely important. If you or someone you know, can ’ t afford a safe sleep environment, contact us for more information abo ut crib, toddler bed or pack ’ n play: - [email protected] or 269 - 945 5439. Check out our homepage familysupportbarry.com and like us on facebook: - County - Support 149603201753499/ https://www.facebook.com/Family - - Center - of - Barry Amanda Hoeksma Vera Yenger ousma Karen J Mary Chapman Executi Media/ / PR Program Assistant p Parent Educator/Kinshi ve Director Marketing
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