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Consumer Testimonial: The Mindful-Based Parenting Group

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Kelliann is a consumer participant at the Practicing Safety Mindfulness Project for Mothers in Drug Treatment in Philadelphia.

“Parenting is one of the most challenging, demanding and stressful jobs on the planet. Although I may not have control over many of the stressors that come along with parenting, I do have control over the way I respond to them. When I make the decision to respond to any given situation rather than automatically reacting to it, I am practicing mindfulness. … Read More >

Presenter Spotlight – Linda Scruggs, MHS

Linda-Scruggs-Portrait-Large“Presenter Spotlight” highlights speakers from our upcoming trainings and events. This post provides a closer look at Linda Scruggs, MHS who will be a Keynote at our National Symposium,  Supporting Children Affected by Parental Co-occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, HIV, June 30-July 2, 2013
, at The Fairmount Olympic Hotel in 
Seattle, WA.

Ms. Scruggs is a visionary, a national leader, and a moral leader for women, men, families and youth. She has worked in the HIV/AIDS community for … Read More >

Presenter Spotlight – Robert Anda, MD, MS

robert-anda “Presenter Spotlight” highlights speakers from our upcoming trainings and events. This post provides a closer look at Robert Anda, MD, MS, who will be a Keynote at our National Symposium,  Supporting Children Affected by Parental Co-occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, HIV, June 30-July 2, 2013
, at The Fairmount Olympic Hotel in 
Seattle, WA.

In the early 1990’s, Rob began a collaboration with Dr. Vincent Felitti at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego to investigate child abuse as an underlying … Read More >

A Closer Look: Q&A with Sharon Rising

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Sharon Rising, MSN, CNM is the founder of the Centering model of group healthcare, established in 1993. In addition to creating the innovative Centering model, Rising has had an active clinical practice and provides healthcare education. She established the nurse-midwifery program and the Childbearing Childrearing Center at the University of Minnesota.

After reading the most recent publication regarding the CenteringParenting dyad care model, we spoke with Rising to learn more about the … Read More >

AIA Change Agents: Early Support for Lifelong Success Plus

IMG_20140404_142807_375This post is part of an on-going series called AIA Change Agents where we get to know each of the direct service programs funded by the Children’s Bureau under the AIA Act. In this segment, we caught up with Marya Gilborn, Project Director of Early Support for Lifelong Success in New York, NY.

1. Early Support for Lifelong Success Plus is your newly funded AIA program. Tell us how it’s different from your previously funded AIA program.

Since 2008, Early … Read More >