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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.

2017 Ask The Experts Programs

Ask the Experts Program Offerings from The Family Center

Q: "A resolution I made to myself this year is to partake of more of our community offerings. I've heard a lot about past programs of The Family Center and I'm interested in what might be coming up this year. Particularly programs about teens teens and issues facing them."

A: That's a terrific resolution, and yes, The Family Center does offer a number of topical programs each year. As our mission states our goal is to serve our community ...

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Identity Theft a Concern for Seniors

Ask the Experts by Carolyn Van Dorn

Q: My mom has recently moved into a nursing care facility and I have power of attorney over her finances. Do I still need to be concerned about identity theft for her?

A: Absolutely! Identity theft tops the list of consumer complaints that are reported to the FTC and other enforcement agencies every year. This type of crime has no age boundaries. Social security numbers (regardless of age of holder) can be used the thieves to apply for government benefits, ...

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Children's Car Seat Safety Guideline

Ask the Experts by Det. Ryan Schroerlucke

Q: I recently installed a new booster seat for my toddler but I'm not sure if it is the right size for him, or maybe I moved him out of his other seat too early. How can I be sure?

A: Surprisingly, four out of five car seats are improperly installed, so you are right to question. There are simple guidelines to follow, when assigning your children to safety seats.

STAGE 1: Birth - Approx. 2 years

Children younger than 2 years old are best protected ...

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Take Steps Toward Better Self-care - Start with Better Sleep

Ask the Experts by Megan Gunnel

Q: The holidays can be so stressful and overwhelming. Now that we are starting a new year, I would like suggestions on simple steps I can take to help me feel like I can better cope with stress and life challenges.

A: As a psychotherapist, I spend a lot of time talking with my clients about improving their self-care. That could mean lots of things to lots of people in lots of various circumstances, but ultimately, adding more intentionality or a heightened state ...

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Protect Your Child from Cold Weather Injury

Ask the Experts by Jeanne Lewandowski, MD

Q: What can I do to protect my child from cold weather risks or injury?

A: Parents need to understand the ways in which the body loses heat and limit the amount of time a child is out in the cold, wet or windy weather, especially as children may not be aware of cold temperatures.

Hypothermia, dehydration, eye injuries and frostbite are all potential risks for children in the cold. Exposure in certain areas of the body and too much time outside in the ...

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