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Different skills for different stages

There’s nothing quite like that moment I first see “my mountains” when I’ve been traveling and I’m driving home. I come around a curve or crest a hill, and there they are — breathtaking. I always think in awe and gratitude, “I get to live here.” I just spent a week in...

Child welfare reform on horizon

I recently became aware that the federal government did a review of North Carolina’s child welfare system.  They looked at seven child welfare outcomes and seven systemic factors.  Our state system failed in all 14 areas. Continue reading…  ...

Aiding Transition to Adulthood

The Children & Family Resource Center will celebrate as 20 teen parents, who have been in our Adolescent Parenting Program, walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. This is our largest ever graduating class. Graduation day is a significant achievement for...

Help us prevent child abuse

I don’t know why I got to be one of the lucky people born into a family of love, but I was. I recently spent time with my two living grandparents. My paternal granddaddy is 89, and my maternal grandma is 85. They are members of “the Greatest Generation.” Both have...

Tiers System Impacts Children

I’ve heard it said that if you look at where you spend your money, it will show your priorities. I have two: my children (big kids are expensive) and Diet Mountain Dew, which I’m trying desperately to give up but think about all the time. I just love that stuff! North...

Resilience Helps Avert Abuse

I keep running across this story of resilience where a young woman is telling her mother about some problems in her life. While she is talking, her mother boils three pots of water. In one pot she places carrots, in another she places an egg, and in the third coffee...