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Family Connection holds monthly collaborative meeting
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jun 12, 2014 | 1044 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jones County Family Connection’s May 19 meeting looked ahead to several summer activities in addition to agency reports.

Family Connection Coordinator Joy Carr began the meeting with her report, and the first item was about a writing project that is bringing students and senior citizens together. She said interviews were taking place that day at the high school. Seniors were turning the tables and visiting the high school students. Their visit included having lunch with the students.

Carr said Prevent Child Abuse Georgia 1-800-CHILDREN is basically a helpline for families and it officially launched Feb. 26. The helpline is now taking calls Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The helpline is not a crisis hotline nor is it a function of the Department of Children and Family Services. It is a resource to support families and parents offering help with information about child abuse, family violence, counseling, and support groups.

Carr said Prevent Child Abuse Georgia is a good agency to partner with.

In her report, Boys and Girls Club director Breanna Hunter said the club is working on a family strengthening program. The program is titled ‘Creating Lasting Family Connection’ and was being implemented that week.

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