Today is Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. Take a minute and change a life. Often people in distress are not looking for any specific advice, but merely to be listened to. Suicide is the third-highest leading cause of death among young people aged 20 to 24 in the Americas. People aged 45-59 have the highest suicide rate in the Region, followed by those aged 70 and older. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5C_ENshW7Uhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvjJXRR7zS8&t=16s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yT1cIAeB3U&t=6s Our CEO, FT Burden, talks about the new Family Support Center and how it will transform the lives of those who live in Carroll County. We would like to thank all of those who came out today in support of our West End Place groundbreaking event. Since 1849, we have been committed to helping anyone who struggles with mental health, poverty, crime, abuse, advanced age, or neglect. In 1975, we expanded our services to Carroll County Maryland. The new Springboard Community Services Family Support Center, a Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, is starting to take shape thanks to the $5.3 million raised to make it all happen.
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 we help them move forward. As we broaden our reach to the wider community, we are expanding our services and focusing more resources on outpatient mental healthcare. Form assessment through treatment, we prioritize the specific needs of each client. We have the same locations, same phone number and we will continue to work closely with our partners: the agencies who refer to us, primary care physicians, community leaders, and of course you. Stay tuned for more exciting information as we navigate our new branding initiative. Across centuries, Family and Children’s Services has woven common threads of hope and transformation into the communities we serve. Our
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 all things business and all things Carroll County. Click the link below to listen to the full radio show. https://carrollcountychamber.org/…/128-family-childrens-ser…
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 trauma. “I saw a void where all our victims could have a need for services,” State’s Attorney Al Peisinger said. “People don’t ask to be assaulted, have their house broken into. They are situations people are not asking for, it’s a trauma that can affect the whole family dynamic.” Under the new partnership, a case manager from Family and Children’s Services working at the Harford Family Justice Center, through a referral by a prosecutor, can begin to provide victim support right from the beginning, said Jennifer Redding, deputy chief of behavioral health services for Family and Children Services. “In real time, as soon as