We have moved!

Transition for anyone can be tough. We were forced to abruptly move office locations due to no fault of our own. We tried to make our existing circumstances work, but we all quickly realized we no longer had comfort in the place we once called home. The process was made a lot smoother when we […]

Stats on Teen Dating Violence

How do you know if your teen is subject to be a victim of teen dating violence (TDV)? Would you know the signs? How well do you know about the person who spends a great deal of time with your teen? Truthfully, no parent can conclusively say that they know their teen would NEVER allow […]

10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Violent Relationships

Below is a handy list of ten things you can do to help prevent relationship violence. It is important to note that while you can take steps to protect yourself from domestic violence, it is the abuser’s responsibility for the abuse. If your partner hurts you physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually, know that that was […]

What is FSA?

To many this will be a refresher course, but this is for those who wish to get in on what I’m about to speak about. Which begs the question for the unintroduced, What is FSA? Well for starters, it’s the acronym for our agency’s real name, we are Family Services of America. We are the […]

What is Foster Care?

“Anybody can be a parent.” The motto of most who share a love for children, but what happens when you have no one to share your love with? What if you are done child-rearing, but have more kindness to give? The answer might sound farfetched but… Foster Care. This act of service is the business […]

How to become a Foster Parent

So, you decided to become a foster parent… Congratulations, you have taken the first step into the vocation of fostering. Well, actually the first real step was to have compassion. You showed you care and want to help others and that is always a plus. Next step locate a local Foster Care agency in your […]

Teens and Emotional Suffering

Teach your kids to notice what is going on with the peers around them. Teach them to widen their circle and invite others in who they feel are disconnected and showing signs of emotional suffering. If you have questions please call us at 910-860-9787 or visit our website at www.familiesofusa.com. This video was provided by […]

1 in 4 Children Suffer ABUSE

Did you know that were over 700,000 reported cases of child abuse in 2014 (cdc.gov)? That means there are thousands of more cases that have not been reported. Abuse can be physical, emotional, or sexual. It is not always made apparent and often is kept a secret throughout the child’s life. Imagine carrying that type […]