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Four Great Apps for Kids and Parents

Parents preparing kids for back-to-school season with fresh pencils and paper should also consider equipping them with the right apps. Nearly three-quarters of teens own smartphones, and 25 percent of those reported being “online constantly,” according to the Pew Research Center. This makes clear that back to school for adolescents today involves more than backpacks ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

Family Matters

How To Raise Kids – Tips For Dads

It is crucial we help ensure dads have the skills they need to raise healthy, well-balanced children and be an integral part of their families’ success. While everyone knows moms are amazing, we must remember the vital role dads play in raising children – from day one. In fact, children without an involved, loving father’s ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

Family Matters

A Salute to Military Children

Military children deserve our gratitude Gratitude for our nation’s veterans and active military members are rightfully common across our country. We hold in our hearts the exceptional nature of their bravery and service. Their sense of duty, honor and commitment is crucial to the freedom and security we enjoy as a nation. Less noticed, however, ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

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Community Foundation Supports Centerstone Child and Family Services

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County. Centerstone in Madison, Indiana recently received five Mobile Play Therapy Kits and a customized Therapeutic Resource Library for its Child and Family Services Department. Play therapy is an evidence-based treatment for children and youth. For the past few years, Centerstone has been working diligently ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

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Centerstone’s CCC Team Attends NCCAN 2019

Recently, members of Centerstone’s Community Collaboration for Children (CCC) Team attended the National Conference for Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN). The event connects practitioners, researchers, policy makers, parents and volunteers from a wide variety of disciplines to help build better outcomes for children and families. Our CCC Team – which consisted of Corinna Pannell, Grace ...

Family Matters

Breastfeeding Education and Support Group

Please join Centerstone and CareNet Pregnancy Center for this helpful breastfeeding education and support group. All mothers—expectant, new, experienced—are welcome! There is no cost. Bring your baby and join us to: • Learn the benefits of breastfeeding • Speak with a Certified Lactation Counselor • Recognize your baby’s hunger cues • Share ideas and ask questions ...

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Ways to Support Military Children, Teens

The pressures of perfectionism and the concerns children and teens face in today’s world are unlike the experiences many adults had during their childhood. A recent analysis by researchers highlights another concerning issue – the number of children and teens who have visited emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts doubled between 2007 and ...

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New Therapy Helps Military Families

Being a parent or a caregiver of a young child can be stressful and tiring. Kids tend to be full of energy and can challenge us every step of the way. Being a parent or a caregiver of a young child with special needs or problematic behaviors has its own overwhelming set of stressors, barriers ...

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How to Support Sexual Trauma Victims

By the time you finish reading this article, four more Americans will experience sexual assault. The probability that you know someone who has experienced sexual trauma is high. Individuals who are at particularly high risk of sexual assault include children and young adolescents, elderly people — especially those with dementia — as well as individuals ...

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Addiction

New Grants Expand Programming in Indiana

Centerstone has recently been awarded a number of new philanthropic grants to help expand available programming in communities we serve in Indiana. Newly awarded CEASe of Scott County funds will help embed a Health Coach at Foundations Family Medicine in Austin. The health coach will meet with patients and their doctor whenever a substance use disorder ...

Depression

Centerstone to Host “Caring for the Caregiver”

Centerstone will host the Caring for the Caregiver: Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma presentation on March 21 from 1-4:00 p.m. at Centerstone, 2311 South Illinois Avenue, Room 116, Carbondale, IL. Centerstone Family Services Clinical Manager Niki Grajewski, LCSW, LPHA, will expand participants’ understanding of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma and how both affect the body ...

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Family Matters

Career Connect Named Community Partner of the Year

Centerstone's Career Connect team in Tennessee was named 2018 Community Partner of the Year by Nashville Workforce Network. Career Connect is a set of free employment services for young adults, ages 18 to 24, who have had any involvement with the criminal justice system. ...

Anxiety

Resources for Youth Facing Traumatic Events

Due to a recent school suicide in Indiana, Centerstone wants to make sure the resources to talk to your children and teens about recent traumatic events are readily available. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has dozens of helpful articles to help parents and teachers - use search terms like "tip sheet" or "school violence" in the search field to find links to great articles. https://www.nctsn.org/resources. ...

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Family Matters

Centerstone Awarded $2 Million from Administration for Children and Families

Centerstone was awarded a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau, an office of the Administration for Children and Families, to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of children who are in an out-of-home placement or are at risk of being place in an out-of-home case as a result of a parent’s or caretaker’s substance use. ...

Anxiety

31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health in May

Mental Health Month comes around every May – usually when the weather is just starting to become nice in many parts of the country. It might seem like a good time for spring cleaning – but not for your windows or your closet. You may have cobwebs and dust bunnies hiding in places you don’t ...

Back To School

Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

Backpack? Check. Lunchbox? Check. Pencils and paper? Check. Back-to-School time is here with the usual book and supply checklists for students. Beyond that ritual, I recommend parents have a different sort of checklist in mind as their children and teens get used to classroom life again. It’s really a check-in list to help manage a ...

Anxiety

Six Money Management Tips In Any Economy

With fears of a recession on the rise, managing money has moved to the tops of a lot of people’s minds. Unfortunately, for a lot of families money management can be a challenge for a variety of factors – many of which are beyond their control. That’s why we came up with these six steps ...

Family Matters

Senior Wellness: Six Common Concerns

With over 36 million Americans older than 65, a surge of healthcare problems may soon face older adults. According to the American Psychological Association’s Resolution on the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, about 25 percent of older adults suffer from some form of mental disorder, which can impede physical health and independence. Fortunately, a ...

Anger

Five Facts about Family Feuds

Are constant feuds causing a lot of drama in your family? Unfortunately, arguments with family members are all too common. But you can resolve family feuds by knowing the facts about family relationships. Read the following five statements about family feuds, and see if you can tell whether you think the statements are fact or ...

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Five Fundamental Life Lessons

Based on the national bestseller and the extraordinary final lecture by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch, given after he discovered he had pancreatic cancer, the book The Last Lecture is an inspiration to anyone who wants to live each day with purpose and joy. Here are five life lessons that will help you view ...

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How to Talk to a Loved One After a Loss

A family death. A home destroyed. A career cut short. These are just a few examples of events that can cause devastation and despair. Loss is part of all our lives, but what do you say to someone who has experienced a recent loss? We often wish we had a magic wand to erase the ...

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Seven Lessons to Learn from Children

If life today were as effortless for adults as it is for some children, I am sure we would have better health, less stress and improved relationships. Think about it: adults don’t get regular afternoon naps, rarely eat cookies without feeling guilty and get no spring break from work and responsibilities. Children can teach adults ...

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