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Family and Children’s Services Is Now Springboard Community Services

We’ve spent the last 170 years improving the lives of the communities we serve. Now we’re changing our name to reflect our new focus on behavioral health services, in addition to helping those impacted by violence, abuse, and neglect. Our new name, Springboard, inspired by the small steps and big leaps our clients make as …

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Leadership and Staff Featured on Chamber Chat on AM 1470 Radio

Recently our CEO, FT Burden, and Program Assistant, Gene Stonesifer, were featured on Chamber Chat, a weekly radio program that airs on Sunday Mornings around 7:30 am on AM 1470 or FM 102.3 WTTR. The program features Mike McMullin, President of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Each program, Mike chats with a guest about …

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Victims of Any Crime in Harford County Can Now Find Help

By Erika Butler, The Aegis Newspaper Being the victim of a crime can cause significant trauma, and the Harford State’s Attorney’s Office and Office of Family and Children’s Services are partnering to ensure victims of all crimes — not just domestic violence or sexual assault — get the support they need to deal with that …

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Bel Air police claim new program is helping reduce opioid overdose numbers

BEL AIR, Md. (WMAR) — In Bel Air, the shroud of heroin and opioid addiction is rattling the town’s police department — in the past few years, they’ve been inundated with calls of overdoses and even worse — deaths. For the last four years, Police Chief Charles Moore has watched as the number of those …

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Target Groping Suspect Sought – Jennifer Redding Provides Insight On WBAL Channel 11 News

Our very own, Jennifer Redding, Deputy Chief of Behavioral Health Services, was featured during a news broadcast by WBAL channel 11.  She provided valuable advice for those who are victims of assault.  Below is a copy of the article on the WBAL website: ABERDEEN, Md. — Aberdeen police are seeking the public’s help to identify a …

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FCS Staff Celebrate Milestone-Accomplishments at Holiday Party

Last week, FCS concluded 2018 by extending our heartfelt thanks to our incredible staff who make our community stronger, brighter and safer every day of the year. Our staff holiday party provided us with an opportunity to reflect on accomplishments, participate in professional development regarding customer service, and enjoy each other’s company. We also celebrated …

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Family and Children’s Services Partners with Police to Implement the DART Program

Left to right: Bel Air Police Chief Charles Moore, Jennifer Redding, Deputy Chief of Behavioral Health Services, Family and Children’s Services, D/CPL Matthew Gullion, Bel Air Police Department, and Joe Ryan, Director, The Office of Drug Control Policy (Bel Air, Md)  In an attempt to break the cycle of addiction, Family and Children’s Services has …

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FCS Has Sponsored the Harford County Trauma Institute’s Fifth Annual Conference

Harford County Trama Institute is proud to present their 2018 Keynote Speaker: ​ Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., PhD. Senior Fellow at ChildTrauma Academy ​ Dr. Perry is a pioneer in treating childhood trauma and is the author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Born For Love.  Bruce D. Perry is an American psychiatrist, …

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