A Note from Our CEO
Reminding Yourself to be Hopeful
by Brian Doyle
At Family Services we often say that our most important work is helping people to see within themselves the assets and strength to overcome their challenges, to make better their own lives.
I think it is safe to say at one time or another we have all known what it is to be alone in a state of pain or confusion, and while the help of family and friends can be a great help, it may not always be enough. And that is why the professional staff of Family Services offers treatment to over 5,000 people in a given year. That treatment can take the form of one-to-one counseling or group therapy. It can be in-person, or for those who have transportation or other barriers, it can be in the form of tele-health!
International Women’s Day
Covid-19 impact on progress
by Casey Hones, Vice President for Operations Cooperate Compliance Officer
Family Education Program: Enhanced Parenting Time
by Nicole Wong, Director of Family Support Services
In 2021, the Family Education Program welcomed the Enhanced Parenting Time (EPT) Program to their Ulster County Office. This program enhances the existing services in the Ulster County Family Treatment Court (FTC) by providing specific, curriculum-guided skills for building healthy family relationships and aiding in promoting the family goals of reunification for those involved with FTC.
This program provides critical parenting education and supervised visitation services to families experiencing substance use disorders who are engaged in Ulster County’s Family Treatment Court.
Sexual Violence Prevention: A Community Level Approach
by April Bourlier, SVP Regional Coordinator
The month of April is National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. The CDC has found that about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men suffer sexual violence at some point in their lives*. Even though the month of April highlights the importance of prevention and support, the reality is that every month the topic of sexual violence gender-based violence should be a community conversation to be had.
A Look Back
Report to the Community
On February 24th Family Services hosted our annual Report to the Community Event. Although the event was once again virtual, it provided a wonderful opportunity to share with our friends and supporters, all that was accomplished in 2021 and the strides made across our programs. We featured special messages from our friends at Nuvance Health and Mass Design Group and shared the exiting future of the Family Partnership Center. We look forward to a bright 2022 and all the good things to come in our community – Thank you for your partnership!
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