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Support group for Hispanic children to begin July 2 in Virginia Beach

Support Group for Hispanic Children 7-12 This free, 8-week group program helps Hispanic children ages 7-12 learn healthy ways to manage stress. Children will learn how to express their thoughts and feelings about cultural challenges. Children’s healthcare needs will be assessed and parents will be educated about healthcare providers in […]

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Teen Empowerment Group to begin late June

Teen Empowerment! Calling teens 14-17 years old!                 Join this weekly group for teens that tackles real life issues: Depression Relationships Anger Bullying Peer pressure Stress Social networking Groups are held every Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 25 – August 6 Registration: […]

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Women’s Assertiveness Group to begin this month

Women’s Assertiveness Group A class for women to learn how to stand up for themselves! Would you like… To overcome your fear of conflict and anger? To have a new way to handle stress? To be able to say NO? To not be taken advantage of? Join us! FREE […]

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Catch Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Catch Early Warning Signs on Mental Illness         When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs […]

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6 Foster Care Skills You Need to Know Before Being a Foster Parent

6 Foster Care Skills You Need to Know Before Being a Foster Parent Basics to Being a Foster Parent, by Carrie Craft     Know how to communicate. You will be communicating with many different people as a foster parent. This list may include: birth family teachers […]

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Tips for Coping With Stress

Tips for Coping With Stress If you are feeling stressed, there are steps you can take to feel better. As you read the following suggestions, remember that conquering stress will not come from a half-hearted effort, nor will it come overnight. It will take determination, persistence and […]

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Is Fostering a Child Right for You?

Role of Foster Parents Foster parents provide a temporary, safe home for children in crisis. Children who need foster families have been removed from their birth family homes for reasons of neglect, abuse, abandonment, or other issues endangering their health and/or safety. Many of these children are […]

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May 7 Brings Focus to Children’s Mental Health

May 7, 2015 marks National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. On this day, communities around the country raise awareness about the mental health needs of America’s youngest citizens. It is a day to focus on children and youth living with mental illness and to advocate for a […]

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Myths About Mental Illness

Myths about Mental Illness May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Statistics show that this year, one in five people will experience a mental illness. Your neighbor could experience depression; your friend may struggle with anxiety; your loved one could need help with post-traumatic stress. While we likely […]

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You Can Help Make a Child’s Dream Come True

After 587 days in foster care, Gigi (pictured above) finally found a permanent and loving family with the Garretts. Each of the 1,000 Hampton Roads children in foster care are dreaming of the same happy ending to their own painful story. Each month, The Up Center, the […]

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