Present and Sober

Present and Sober

July 19, 2016

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“I was irritable and short with my kids when I was under the influence of substances,” Danielle said. “They thought it was their job to keep me emotionally stable and make me feel better.”

Take the ACE Quiz ---What It Does and Does Not Mean

Take the ACE Quiz ---What It Does and Does Not Mean

July 13, 2016

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Find out what the 10 most common ACEs are, how they affect a child's brain development and how they perpetuate a cycle of abuse and neglect. Learn what you can do to help end the cycle.

Giving Father's Day a New Meaning

Giving Father's Day a New Meaning

June 6, 2016

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Drug use landed this father, husband and electrician in the addiction recovery unit at the Davidson County Correctional Development Center. That’s where he met Jenn Martin from The Family Center, who challenged and changed his attitudes about parenting. Read about his journey here...

We're Changing Our Community!

We're Changing Our Community!

June 6, 2016

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Having a jailed parent can lead to a toxic stress response in a child, causing the body’s stress systems to go on “high alert” and remain there. Many children’s futures are undermined when stress damages the brain, affecting learning, memory, emotional control, planning, understanding consequences and thinking abstractly. Learn how TFC is making a difference...

Help children by helping parents

Help children by helping parents

May 2, 2016

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Many people want to help children facing adversity, but few realize this often requires transforming the lives of those who care for them.

Raising our Future

Raising our Future

April 28, 2016

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Ella wants to be a good mother to her two boys. It’s an uphill battle because she had a traumatic childhood that led to addiction and mental health challenges. Ella is relying on The Family Center for help.

Jake's Parents are Divorcing

Jake's Parents are Divorcing

February 25, 2016

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Jake is 7. There has been a lot of yelling in his house in the last few months. Sometimes he had to cover his ears to go to sleep.

Now Jake’s house is quiet, except when his mother shouts on the phone. Jake’s dad has moved out, and it feels strange. He misses his father a lot. His mother cries more and often stays in her room.

Compassion: The Antidote to Trauma

Compassion: The Antidote to Trauma

By Jennifer Drake-Croft, MSSW | February 11, 2016

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by negativity?  Turning on the news, you see a stream of violence, drug abuse, scandal and scary statistics.  The weight of our social ills, mental health issues and rates of physical disease can make many feel helpless…or even worse, cynical. One research study is creating hope. See the original article on the STARS website