"The Mission of the Family Success Center is to promote the well being of the children by strengthening the families of Etowah County." Family Success Center of Etowah County, Gadsden, Alabama
"The Mission of the Family Success Center is to promote the well being of the children by strengthening the families of Etowah County." Family Success Center of Etowah County, Gadsden, Alabama
Objectives of the Center To help children and their families change their lives through consistent support. Help families by meeting current, critical needs for health issues, nutritional needs, safe housing and financial assistance. Provide comprehensive and coordinated services through community coalitions. Partner with and community agencies to avoid duplication of services. Strengthen the community’s capacity to care for families in a more effective and economical way. Invest in supporting the family’s future goals to insure long term economic growth and workforce readiness for our community.

(photo by: Tal Revivo)


In a relationship?
Married?
Step families?
Single?
Check out our class schedule!

If you need to speak to a Family Counselor, please call!

Dianne Ashley, MSSW is our Family Counselor at

The Family Success Center.  The expansion of this

service was made possible through a grant

from the Stringfellow Health Fund of the

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama.

The Community Foundation of Northeast

Alabama is a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity

that works with donors to establish

long-term charitable funds, using the most

tax-advantaged methods to benefit

their causes and community.

 

How to Report Abuse:

Ways to Prevent Abuse

Prevent Abuse Cont.

In Alabama, Call the Family Services Divison of the Alabama Department of Human Resources at 334-242-9500

 

Contact the Alabama Dept. of Human Resources (DHR) office in the county where the child lives.

 

Law Enforcement should also be notified in the jurisdiction where the abuse occurred.


After business hours, log onto www.ctf.state.al.us and click the link for "after hours" DHR contact numbers and contact local Law Enforcement.

Be a Nurturing Parent!  Kids need to know they are LOVED and special and capabale of following their dreams!

 

Help a friend, neighbor or relative!  Being a parent is NOT easy.  Offer a helping hand!

 

Help yourself!  When you feel overwhelmed, take a time out.  It will be okay!  Don't take it out on your kids!

 

If your baby cries and you get overly frustrated, DO NOT SHAKE THE BABY!  It can result in severe injury or Death!

 

 

Get involved!  Ask your community leaders, clergy, library, and schools to develop programs and services to meet the needs of healthy children and family!

 

Volunteer at a local child abuse prevention program!  For information about volunteering opportunities call:

 

1-800-CHILDREN

 

REPORT SUSPECTED ABUSE OR NEGLECT!  If you have reason to believe a child has been or may be harmed, please call your local department of Children and Family services or your local police department!

 

 

 

All tips taken from Prevent Child Abuse America

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