Intact Family Services

Breaking Down Walls

The Christmas season may be over, but the hope of Christmas is still very present. “The Light has come and darkness cannot overcome it.” However, the staff of Intact Family Services sees darkness everywhere. There are so many broken families, hurting mothers and fathers, families destroyed through addiction, and families overwhelmed by mental illness. In […]

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Waiting

Waiting

Waiting Recently, I have been pondering the subject of waiting.  Waiting is a paradox. I don’t like to wait. Yet I keep others waiting. Waiting can be good because it slows me down when I may be living too fast.  It causes me frustration, thwarting me from reaching my “important” goals. Our society’s attitudes toward waiting is […]

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ECFA is Re-Accredited

ECFA is Re-Accredited

Evangelical Child and Family Agency (including Pregnancy Support Services and the Counseling Center) was recently re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for another four-year period. The re-accreditation applies to both the services based in New Berlin, Wisconsin and Wheaton, Illinois. This accreditation means that ECFA meets or exceeds the highest standards in the field […]

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How Does Knowledge Stop Child Abuse?

How Does Knowledge Stop Child Abuse?

Protective Factor #2: KNOWLEDGE. Sometimes, it seems that children rocket into new developmental stages. Suddenly, your baby is crawling toward every outlet in the house. Your teen mutates from bouncy chatter-box into a screaming pot o’ anger in the blink of an eye. And as parents in the middle of it all, you are left […]

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Nurturing and Attachment Stops Child Abuse

Nurturing and Attachment Stops Child Abuse

  Protective Factor #1: Nurturing & Attachment. Parents who nourish an attachment with their child by learning how to respond sensitively to the child’s needs will find parenting easier and more enjoyable. Kids who receive affection from caretakers have the best chance of developing healthy behaviors, communication skills, and the ability to cope with stress. […]

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Poll Time!

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Poll Time!

A strong support system is vital to the wellness of parents and children. It has amazing potential to keep a child safe from abuse. Don’t forget to leave a “shout out” for them, or a story about them. Feel free to answer even if you do not have kids, since you still need support! To learn […]

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Training Addresses Neurological Impact of Trauma

Training Addresses Neurological Impact of Trauma

The effects that trauma has on the brain are very complex, somewhat beautiful, and often terrifying. On Monday, March 7th, 1pm-4pm, Dr. David Finn, PsyD. will provide  a training opportunity entitled “The Neurological Impact of Trauma and Implications for Caregivers” for ECFA staff and outside professionals. Professionals eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), please click […]

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