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Meet the Staff: Mary Jane Thompson

Mary Jane Thompson , Registered Play Therapist Job responsibilities: Providing therapy to children and adults both at The Family Center and off-site locations Providing play therapy supervision Why do you work at The Family Center? At The Family Center I am given the freedom to use my own expertise and judgement to tailor services to accommodate my clients and programs. As the President of the Memphis Area Association for Play Therapy (MAAPT), I love working at a... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 0 comments
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Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer: Summer Series Part 1

  Summer is quickly approaching, which means that schools will let out soon. For many kids, this season comes with adjusting to the change in routine and of no longer being in classes every day. Though your children won’t be in school for the next couple of months, it’s important to keep them learning over the duration of the summer. By keeping children educated and active over break, they can avoid “summer learning loss,” which happens when a child... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 0 comments
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Meet the Staff: Gabrielle Woods-Clark

Gabrielle Woods-Clark, Certified Parent Aide  Job responsibilities:  Assist program coordinator of First S.T.E.P.S. Provide limited transportation of teen parents to group sessions Conduct home visits with parents Assist in clerical work as needed Why do you work at The Family Center? I believe in the Center’s mission. I like the people – my coworker and clients. I also like how there’s flexibility and no micromanaging. ... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 0 comments
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Meet the Staff: Stephanie Eggleston

Stephanie Eggleston, Domestic Violence Assessment Center (DVAC) Administrative Manager Job responsibilities: Schedule intakes and appointments for the DVAC Conduct DVAC pre-screenings Collect program fees Why do you work at The Family Center? I was a volunteer here for two years, and when The Family Center offered me a job, I gladly accepted it. They even helped me and my children when we needed it. It’s a great place that's made up... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 0 comments
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The Building Blocks of Adulthood

Childhood sets the foundation for the rest of our lives. A happy and fulfilling upbringing can lead to a positive, healthy adulthood. Here are a few areas that parents can focus on in the early stages of a child’s life, which will have a major impact as they mature to adulthood. Affection Love and affection provide comfort and security for children. Receiving hugs and kisses from family members can significantly impact a child’s emotional well-being, and these bonds can... Read More
Posted by Beth Wilson at Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 0 comments
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