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Category Archives: Basic Needs

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children

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MICHIGAN’S ADOPTION SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

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PARC Brochure

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Family Resource Guide – Kent Count

The 13th edition of Family Futures’ Family Resource Guide was recently released and is full of local resources for families. You can check it out anytime at www.familyresourceguide.info Printed copies are $5 per book and can be ordered online. Don’t miss it!

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Love Me, Feed Me

Big news! eBooks now on Kindle at Amazon.com (coming soon to Nook and Apple). Join the discussion with the latest news, articles, and support from other parents on facebook, at love me feed me,(Kindle give-away coming soon) and/or the feeding doctor. http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1151821/6e3163af5f/542807387/19371f2702/ https://www.facebook.com/lovemefeedme

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Life Books for Older Children

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/Features/Web/2013/www.thrivingfamily.com/~/media/Thriving/1-articles/PDFs/life-story.pdf My kids were little when my husband and I adopted them — so little that they don’t remember details about their lives prior to adoption, such as who they were with or how they were treated. It’s different for children adopted at an older age. These kids remember their story, a story that is […]

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Responding to Disclosure

Responding to Disclosure: National Child Traumatic Stress Network: http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/disclosure.pdf Encourage parents to reassure the child she is loved, accepted and an important family member no matter what. Parents can assure the child that they will do everything in their power to protect her from future harm. However, parents should not make promises that the child […]

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Safety Planning

Safety Planning: Create a sexual safety plan for the whole family – use a short, clear list with a few age appropriate rules and pictures (to help compensate for language delays)   Example from http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6292283/k.8645/Talk_About_It.htm No one can touch your private parts, those are yours It’s not ok for someone to show you their private […]

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True North Community Services

Who We Are TrueNorth Community Services is a private, nonprofit organization supported through individual donations, foundations and grants, and funding from the federal government and the State of Michigan. A majority of our programs are available to Newaygo County residents only but we also provide direct or fiduciary support to a total of 15 Michigan […]

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Women’s Services

Women’s Services Provides crisis intervention services to women and children, including emergency and runaway shelters, counseling, etc. Every Woman’s Place, Inc. 1221 W. Laketon Ave., Muskegon (231) 722-3134 Crisis Line: (231) 722-3333

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