We’ve discussed child abuse and neglect rates in Michigan, the impact it has on the developing brain, signs to watch out for, and how to help when you suspect abuse or neglect is happening in a home. But what can you do to prevent it from ever occurring?
Children that are removed from environments of abuse and neglect CAN recover once they have access to quality therapy programs. “Those that receive the help to work through the trauma have the same opportunities as anyone to live successful and happy lives,” says Don Guernsey MS LMFT FSAC, Director of Behavioral Health at Eagle Village….
In our first post, we talked about the reality of child abuse in Michigan and what it does to a child’s brain. Now, let’s better define abuse and neglect so we can recognize it.
Michigan has been ranked as one of the top 10 worst states in the country for child abuse and neglect rates. The problem is real, but the situation isn’t necessarily hopeless. To close out the month of April, we will be honoring National Child Abuse Prevention Month with a series on what people like you can do to help.
We are always thankful for our volunteers. Right now we have a kind church group committed to handling the Christmas presents for all of our kids come December. Another group of ladies has been making new curtains for our kids' bedrooms. A Kiwanis Club has visited...
Are you interested in learning more about Eagle Village? We have two upcoming opportunities for you!
We love adoption. We just can’t help it! Adoption days are filled with excitement, joy, and hope. You can’t wipe the grin off the face of an Eagle Village team member that has just helped finalize an adoption.
Eagle Village is participating in the Art Van Charity Challenge to help raise the money we need to bring music, dance, and theater to our kids, but we need your help! The organization that raises the most money will receive $100,000 from Art Van!
Eagle Village is holding a fundraiser at Panera Bread in Big Rapids on April 5, 2017, from 4pm-8pm. Bring this flyer to participate!
Dear Prayer Partners, Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of tours of our campus here at Eagle Village. I’ve been able to host pastors, college students, potential staff, and volunteers, showing them around these beautiful grounds that God has provided and sharing the...