Children's Aid Society of Mercer County is dedicated to support and strengthen children,
families and communities by providing multiple, creative and collaborative services.
As we observe 130 years of providing uninterrupted services to children and families, we celebrate. We celebrate the 18-year-old young woman who found her forever family through our Creating Foundations mentoring program. We celebrate the adoptive families who are receiving countless hours of support and advocacy through Children’s Aid Society’s SWAN Post Permanency services. We celebrate the children who remain in their family home because of the intensive therapy provided to the family through Family Focus, our family based mental health program. We celebrate the families who leave our support groups with an increased awareness that they are not alone in their challenges in parenting. We celebrate the children who are lovingly cared for, who are learning new skills and who are making lifelong friendships during their stay at our Keystone Stars 4 Star Jumpstart day care. We celebrate the individuals that are actively working towards self-sustainability and becoming better parents as a result their participation in Parenting, Life Skills and Anger Management classes through our Family Life Program. We celebrate the families that provide loving and safe environments for children placed in their homes through our Foster Care program. We celebrate the hundreds of children that we help understand where they came from, who they are and where they are going through SWAN Child Preparation services. We celebrate the teens that experience a sense of normalcy and acceptance from their peers when they attend the monthly Teen Group. We celebrate the children who are now safely tucked into a new car seat through our affiliation with the Safe Kids program. We celebrate all of our funding sources who continue to believe that we are making a difference in the community. We celebrate all of our collaborations with numerous agencies and organizations as together, we will make a difference. We celebrate all who donate, in all ways, to our agency so that we can continue to “go the extra mile” for the children and families whom we serve. We celebrate our dedicated staff who tirelessly work to help improve the lives of children and families. We celebrate all the children, families and agency staff who have gone before us and paved the way so that we can continue to make a difference. There is so much to celebrate every day in so many ways. We celebrate!!
Each year in the United States, More than one million children under the age of 18 experience the divorce of their parents. Divorce often leaves lives damaged in its wake. Problems associated with the divorce are multiple and often long term. For children, the divorce process is particularly harmful due to prolonged disruption and parenting. Luckily, our educators are here to help your family through this process! Join us twice a month for Transparenting Classes!
Transparenting is a four-hour interactive experience that focuses on how effective parenting during this time of transition can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation in children. Through multimedia environment, trained instructors offer participants innovative research on how to best lead their changing families to a successful and positive outcome. Outlining seminar content and providing an excellent resource for parents during their journey, our parent handbook is given to each program participant. Many others, including concerned family members and helping professionals working with parents also find the handbook useful. Empowering through education, Transparenting helps move families through transition and leads them to a road of recovery.
Like all of our Family Life Program courses, ANYONE is able to sign up for these classes! If you or someone you know would benefit from our classes, please contact Family Life Education Director, Sonia Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so proud and excited to see whats in store this year for our Family Life Education Program!
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