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How do Thriving Kids Affect You?

Watch the new Thrive video then tell us how thriving kids affect your community.  

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Family Support Worker

The Family Support Worker position provides preventative, consistent, long term support, encouragement and education to young parents.  (S)he understands and is sensitive to challenges facing young parents, cultural and social differences, and individual differences.  This position is part of an inter agency team that works together to provide seamless support and services to the clients. This […]

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Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant position provides general clerical assistance to the Thrive organization and direct assistance to the Executive Director and Operations Manager.  (S)He has an eye towards organization, improving processes, spearheading communication efforts, and for providing outstanding customer service.  The Administrative Assistant leaves a good first impression to individuals seeking information about Thrive because (s)he […]

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Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant position provides general clerical assistance to the Thrive organization and direct assistance to the Executive Director and Operations Manager.  (S)He has an eye towards organization, improving processes, spearheading communication efforts, and for providing outstanding customer service.  The Administrative Assistant leaves a good first impression to individuals seeking information about Thrive because (s)he […]

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How to Support Your Grieving Teen Child

How to Support Your Grieving Teen Child 1. Grief is a natural reaction to death and other losses. However, grieving does not feel natural because it may be difficult to control the emotions, thoughts, or physical feelings associated with a death. The sense of being out of control that is often a part of grief […]

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My child is 8 and is inquiring more and more about how babies are made. what is appropritate to share with him at this age.

My husband and I are the type of parents who would much rather be the ones to talk to our children about certain issues rather than having them learn from other sources. however I am not sure what all to share at this age . He is our oldest and our youngest is 5. I […]

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Home visiting with Thrive

At Thrive we offer a number of programs for families with young children. We offer playgroups, gym day, parenting classes and special events.  One of the programs that we provide that many families are unaware of is the Parents as Teachers home visiting program.  Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a monthly home visiting parent education […]

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Effects of a School-Based Mentoring Program on School Behavior and Measures of Adolescent Connectedness

We are excited to announce that the research article on our locally grown CAP Program of Thrive has been published in the School Community Journal. The School Community Journal is a refereed journal that includes research and field reports related to the school as a community of teachers, students, parents, and staff. Check out the article […]

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On The Road To Empathy: Lessons Along the Way

By Connie K. Grier, M.Ed.     It’s November; you know, the month that has many families running around in anticipation of family gatherings; has teachers helping kindergarteners to trace their own hands in order to make a turkey for the fridge; and has many people increasing their instances of demonstrating care through charitable donations.  Much […]

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Bedtime with twins

Bedtime can be a challenge for any parent and things get complicated when twins enter the picture.   As the parent of twin seven-year-old girls and two older children, I have had many opportunities to practice finding a successful bedtime routine.  I typically follow the same routine as I did with my older children:  pajamas, brush […]

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What’s Best for Kids? Tips for Parents of Middle Schoolers…

What’s Best for Kids? Tips for Parents By: Judith Baenen  - Association of Middle Level Education –  amle.org The first tip is thinking ahead… One of our best tools as parents is being prepared. As your son or daughter gets to the middle school years, get ready for at least occasional conflicts. Think through what is truly […]

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