Stages & Ages - New Baby

Together We Rise – Wear Blue for Child Abuse Prevention

In 2020, 6,122 calls were made to Stark County Children Services Report Line, resulting in 2,762 cases requiring assistance or intervention.

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Becoming a More Nurturing Parent by Improving the Home Environment and Yourself)

We know the lessons that we have to teach our kids in life and becoming a more nurturing parent could help!

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5 Facts About Down Syndrome

Chances are you know and love someone with Trisomy 21, better known as down syndrome. A trisomy means a person has an additional chromosome in their DNA.

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Together We Rise – Meet The Fisher Family

“They have big hearts and truly want to make a difference in the lives of all the children. Their willingness to help children, other foster parents, and the agency has

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Mentor Mondays – The Importance of Activities

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to the lives of children – one of these being activity involvement. As many school, community, and sporting events continue to be canceled,

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Is your kid getting way too much screen time these days?

(U.S.) – As vaccines become more available and life begins returning to so-called normal, caregivers and educators may have to contend with dramatically increased screen time habits that kids developed

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Portion of stimulus aimed at saving mothers’ lives

The United States has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the industrialized world. A third of the deaths occur after delivery, when experts note a significant share of American

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identity theft is affecting our children

Is your child protected from identity theft?

(Ohio) – A warning from state officials to parents: con artists are targeting your children in identity theft schemes.

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Together We Rise – Meet The Muckley Family

Having a passion for helping those in need, improving the community, and sharing God’s love, the Muckley family felt called to become foster parents.

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Safe sleep academy is now available to parents for free

(Akron, Ohio) – Akron Children’s Hospital and the Molly Ann Gries Foundation have partnered to create a free online training program to educate parents and caregivers about best practices related

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Together We Rise – The Perspective of a CPS Worker

We often hear the stories of foster families and the children whom they have shared their homes and their lives with. But, behind the scenes, are those who perform the

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The Hard Truth: Race Disparity in Infant Mortality

Statistics on infant mortality rates provide crucial information about infant and maternal health. Why are there nearly twice as many deaths among black Americans as white non-Hispanic Americans?

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10 parenting strategies to reduce your kids’ pandemic stress

(U.S.) – Parents are dealing with huge demands on their time and energy. Children may not be attending school or involved in regular activities.

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Together We Rise – The Joy of Reunification

One SCJFS foster family, originally planning to adopt, discovers the importance of supporting a mother’s journey to reunify with her daughter and the joy of creating a lifelong bond with

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Let’s Talk Vaccines: Are they safe?

COVID-19 vaccines have not been approved for children yet, but medical professionals urge parents and guardians to keep kids current on standard vaccines and wellness checks.

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Local program continues to cultivate the passion for kids helping kids

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The TUFF (Tuscarawas United-Feeding our Future) Bags program continues to serve local school children by partnering at-risk youth from the juvenile court with community volunteers to

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Is it safe to get the coronavirus vaccine if you’re pregnant?

Experts indicate that pregnant women were excluded from trials for the coronavirus vaccine, so there is little information regarding the safety of the vaccine for that group.

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Including You – Tuscarawas County woman publishes children’s book

Thinking about how nervous I would get as a child made me think of all the students I work with, and the different behaviors they exhibit.

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Ohio children going unvaccinated due to fear of COVID-19

(Ohio) – A recent report from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine indicates many children across the state are going without vaccinations due to ongoing fears related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Including You – Services early on can help prevent more intervention later in life

The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Early Intervention Specialists are ready to help families today.

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Ohio mother credits ‘Count the Kicks’ app for saving her baby’s life

(Ohio) – When Chrissy Soughton downloaded the Count the Kicks app she had no idea the free app would save her daughter’s life.

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The need for child care providers has never been greater!

Coad4kids is an Ohio-based agency that is ready with services and financial support to those interested in becoming a childcare provider.

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