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The Family Center: Resources for Families, Individuals and Professionals

Serving our community through programs and resources vital to today’s families.

Program Offerings from The Family Center

Ask the Experts 1/18/18 

Q. I'm hoping to take advantage of the enrichment and educational programs offered by organizations in our community. Where can I find opportunities to do that?

A: The Grosse Pointe community has a number of helpful organizations that offer various types of enrichment and educational programs throughout the year. You will have no trouble finding something that fits into your schedule and your interest.

In addition to The Family Center, The War Memorial, Grosse ...

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Manage Sobriety by Avoiding Relapse Triggers

Ask the Experts by Marilyn Spiller

Q: I have been in recovery from substance abuse for almost a year now. I constantly worry about maintaining my sobriety and want to know how to deal with triggers that I encounter?

A: A trigger is an event that gives someone the perceived justification to return to addictive behavior. These can be internal or external, and both can be equally disturbing to your new sober lifestyle.

In early recovery, it's best to avoid situations that can be a trigger. If ...

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Growing a Business Without Ignoring Your Family

Ask the Experts by Charmaine Johnson-Fuller

Q: I have so much I need to do between business and family, but I don't feel like I get anything meaningful accomplished even though I'm doing a lot. It's like I float from task to task with no focus. How can I structure my day, so I get the right things done and feel motivated and empowered doing it?

A: Running a business and operating a family is a challenge. It feels as though you're either ignoring your business or ignoring your family and feeling ...

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Play Central Offers Indoor Play Option for Little Ones

Q: My family just moved to this area from out of state and I don't know anyone yet. I have two toddlers and I would love to meet some other parents with children the same age. Do you have any options?

A: With two little ones keeping you busy it can be hard to get out to meet other people. Your neighbors may be good sources of information, ask about play groups or moms groups, etc. One great local choice many people don't know about, however, is Play Central. Play Central is a drop-in open play ...

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Coping with Grief and Loss in the Holiday Season

Ask the Experts by Peggy Nielsen

Q: Our family experienced the recent death of a loved one and now must turn around and face the holidays. How do I help my children celebrate the holidays while recognizing the "elephant in the room," that we are missing someone?

A: Grief can be overwhelming on any day, and especially difficult during the holidays. First, remember everyone's grief is unique to them. Encourage honesty about feelings and talk about what you want to do•or not do•for the ...

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