President Obama Declares May as National Mental Health Awareness Month

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 30, 2015 Presidential Proclamation — National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2015 NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION […]

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Talking With Your Child About Friendships

            Every child wants friends. But not every child will be a good friend. Knowing when to work on or end a friendship can be difficult, especially for tweens and teens. Your son or daughter may need help in determining if a […]

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Model Healthy Relationships for Children

              Children watch and imitate what others say and do. That is why the way we treat others influences how children relate to family members, friends, classmates, teachers, neighbors and even acquaintances. Here are some traits to model that teach children about healthy […]

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Have You Caught Your Kids Being Good?

            Encourage positive behavior with your child at home by “catching them being good!” A positive form of discipline, this is the opposite of punishment (where a child’s privileges or special items are taken away for misbehavior). When you “catch a child […]

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30 Ways to Nurture Your Child

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Child Abuse & How to Prevent It

What is Child Abuse or Neglect? Under the law, an abused or neglected child is any child under 18 whose parent, or any other person responsible for the care of the child: causes, or threatens to cause, a physical or mental injury except for an accident. fails […]

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GRUPO DE APOYO PARA NIÑOS DE 7-11 AÑOS El Propósito de esta Clase es ayudar a los Niños a explorar formas de Manejar el Estrés a la vez que Comparten sus Pensamientos y Emociones sobre su Cultura Esta Clase durará 8 semanas y será Completamente GRATIS TODOS […]

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Support Group for Hispanic Children to Begin

FREE 8 week support group for Hispanic Children ages 7-11. The purpose of this group is to help children learn healthy ways to manage stress while they explore thoughts and feelings about their culture. Groups are held Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Up Center’s Portsmouth office, 1805 […]

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Up Center brings awareness with parent classes and pinwheel gardens. Each year thousands of Virginia children suffer abuse or neglect. Last year there were more than 50,000 reports of child abuse and/or neglect. More than 10,000 were reported right here in Hampton Roads. This April, The […]

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Free Parenting Classes in Norfolk

Children do not come with an operations manual. They are easy to love and being a positive influence in a child’s life means learning to how to balance well-meaning direction, nurturance and guidance. One way of being a good role model and parent means using age appropriate […]

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