Stopping Child Abuse Before it Happens

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

Family Support Services
 
772-466-8535
 
Provides individual and family counseling for children and families to develop healthy beliefs, clear standards of behavior, family bonding and opportunities for skills development.

CASTLE

High Hopes for Kids
 
772-461-0863
 
This 12-week support group is for children whose parents have divorced or separated. This program teaches them about divorce and how to cope with their feelings. 
Safe Families
 
772-465-6011
 
Provides in-home parent education and supportive counseling to families at risk of abusing or neglecting their children.

HIBISCUS CHILDREN'S CENTER

Supporting Families in Crisis
 
772-344-5044
 
This voluntary program offers intervention for families in a crisis who need parenting, financial, educational, mental health or child respite assistance. Families cannot have an open case with the Department of Children & Families

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

*The Strengthening Families Program is facilitated by CASTLE and New Horizons of the Treasure Coast.
 
772-461-0863
 
The Strengthening Families program curriculum includes three courses delivered over 14 weekly sessions. Parents learn to increase desired behaviors in children by using attention and rewards, clear communication, effective discipline, problem solving and limit setting. Children learn effective communication, how to understand their feelings, proper social skills, problem solving, resistance to peer pressure and compliance with parental rules. Families engage in structured family activities, practice therapeutic play reinforce positive behaviors and plan family activities together. The program is targeted for children ages 6 - 12 years of age.

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