Safe Families

All Types of Mothers’ Day

This coming Sunday is a day traditionally set aside to celebrate mothers (and let me tell you, they deserve to be celebrated). It is a day to honor and recognize mothers. Mothers come to be through a myriad of ways. They are made through thousands of little experiences. There is not just one type of […]

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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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2012 Golf Scramble

2012 Golf Scramble

A picture perfect day was enjoyed by 53 ECFA golfers on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. We had three generations of golfers in one family. The weather could not have been better, the golfing more enjoyable and the fellowship sweeter at the banquet. After giving away prizes for the day we viewed a Safe Families for Children DVD […]

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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 our New Program Helps Families Cope

How our New Program Helps Families Cope

This is Kelsey’s family. Her mom is verysick.  And she lost her job last week. On top of that, Kelsey’s dad hasn’t been able to find work as an Account Executive for months. Stress levels at their house are really high. The bills are piling up. And piling up. And piling up. What’s going to […]

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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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