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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.

Indoor Play Option for Little Ones

Ask the Experts by Kristen Young

Q: The weather is turning cooler and I'm a bit anxious about the upcoming long winter days and trying to keep my little ones entertained and socialized. I also would like to meet some other parents with children the same age as mine - are there any options around here?

A: You are not alone! Those infant and toddler years can feel a little isolating for parents during the cold months. But the energy level of the kids doesn't wane - so finding activities and options ...

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Suicide: The Silent Epidemic. What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

Ask the Experts by Gail and John Urso

Q: Why should I see the documentary film "Death is NOT the Answer" that will be shown at the War Memorial on Wednesday, September 27th?

A: Over 43,000 people will die by suicide in the United States in 2017. That is one person every thirteen minutes. Many of us have been touched by suicide either through the death of a loved one, a friend, or a colleague. They say that every death by suicide touches over 100 people. It's in the best interest of the community ...

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Mental Health First Aid Training Sessions

Ask the Experts by Training & Treatment Innovations, Inc. (TTI)

Q: Can you tell me about the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training sessions that will be offered through The Family Center this fall - who should attend and what can we expect if we do?

A: Just like First Aid and CPR training provide people with the skills to help someone experiencing a physical health crisis, Mental Health First Aid is a course, designed for lay people, to provide the skills needed to reach out to a person ...

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Fall 2017 Program Offerings from The Family Center

Q. I've attended past Family Center programs and value its educational opportunities that are provided to our community. Can you tell me what is planned for the fall?

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, SOC (Services for Older Citizens), The War Memorial, ...

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Finding the Best College for Your Academic and Financial Situation

Ask the Experts by Harry H. Gemuend, III

Q: I know there are many things to consider, but what would you say are the top two factors to consider prior to my child applying to college?

A: Finding the best fit for your son or daughters social and academic needs is difficult. Couple that with several myths surrounding affordability (i.e. out of state being too expensive, eligibility of financial aid) and the process becomes even more frustrating.

Academic preparedness and positioning your family'...

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