NEMCSA Community News January

Last month's newsletter talked about what ACES stood for. But, being aware of what ACEs spells out is not enough….

Are you aware of the Protective Factors that aid children from becoming abused or neglected? Protective Factors have not been studied as extensively as Risk Factors, but understanding Protective Factors is as important in assuring children’s well-being.
Some Protective Factors are
  • Supportive family environment and social networks
  • Concrete support for basic needs
  • Nurturing parenting skills
  • Stable family relationships
  • Household rules and child monitoring
  • Parental employment
  • Parental education
  • Adequate housing
  • Access to health care and social services
  • Caring adults outside the family who can serve as role models or mentors
All of the above noted Protective Factors are supported within NEMCSA programs.  Ask about services you may be able to access to increase some of the Protective Factors for your family.

Resource: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The point-in-time form is available for anyone that wants to help count this year on January 30th. Download here
Coffee and conversations have been flowing for a year with area veterans from all branches of the military. “We have so many veterans in the area who have stories to tell and experiences to share with other veterans,” said Persis Sopariwala, RSVP Services Coordinator. “This is a chance for us to show our appreciation for their service, as well as their opportunity to make connections.”

Read the full article here
NEMCSA's Emergency Food Assistance Program schedule is out! Please share the dates with your local community. Email with any questions regarding eligibility and locations. 
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