Beth Walsh-Sahutske, vice president, The Family Center, addresses more than 200 attendees at the organization's annual fundraiser, HOLLYFEST, last Thursday at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. "The Family Center provides resources for life's issues at all ages and stages," said Walsh-Sahutske. "Our winter, 2018 free programming includes technology in the classroom, dementia, empathy in our youth, the role family plays in recovery and many more topics. As a mom and a school counselor, I see the need for information on these important and emerging topics every day."

The matching gift opportunity continues until December 31, 2017 - every dollar donated will be doubled, so make your year-end, tax-deductible contribution today!

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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.

Help with Self-love for Teen Girls

Ask the Experts by Erin A. Williams, LMSW, BCD

Q: As a parent of a 13 year old daughter, how do I teach her to love herself?

A:   There are so many ways to encourage self-love in a teenage girl, and despite what they may try to convince you of, it doesn't need to start with a trip to Somerset Mall!  

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Worrying Over Things Beyond Our Control

Ask The Experts by Marla Ruhana, LMSW

Q- Lately, I catch myself worrying so much over things like, is my best friend mad at me? Will I get a promotion? Will I have another baby, and if so, how will that impact our family? Will we lose our home in these difficult economic times? These worries go on and on, and I feel they are preventing me from living each day to its fullest. Is this normal?

A- Many people experience thoughts like yours. The good news is you are aware of them!  Others go ...

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Balanced, Healthy Diets

Ask The Experts by Zonya Foco   

Q: I'm raising a family of three teenagers and trying to make sure that we all get a balanced, healthy diet.  Here are some questions we have. 

Q: Oatmeal is so blah. How can we make it healthier but still satisfy our taste buds?   

A: Are you looking to sweeten your oatmeal with less calories and carbs? Let me make this suggestion. Instead of automatically trading sugar for one of those pink, blue or yellow packets, ...

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Cyber Bullying: Stop, Block and Tell

Ask The Experts: By Craig Anderson, Program Specialist, the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

Q: I've heard a lot about bullying lately, I'm concerned as to how I can protect my children from cyber bullying?

A: "I hate you! Everyone else hates you! You should just die!"  Those hateful words have been shouted on playgrounds as long as we all can remember. But what if those words were in an email sent to your child or grandchild? What if they were sent to all her friends? What ...

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The Lake House: A gathering place for those touched by cancer

Individuals and families living with cancer on the east side will soon have a place to go for emotional and social support, information, enrichment and caring smiles.

Initial offerings at The Lake House include afternoon and evening support groups, social opportunities, and programs dealing with stress management. An evening education series will feature experts presenting topics of interest to individuals living with cancer, as well as those who care for and about them.

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