On June 1, 2018 there were 15 parents from Grapevine and Maryland Elementary schools that graduated from a 12-week Parent Training using the Incredible Years model. The Incredible Years is an evidence-based model based on play, attention, and positive reinforcement that is hugely successful with children aged 3 to 10. These parents attended training for two hours a week to increase their parenting skills with great success! It was powerful to watch these parents recount what the training meant to them and their families. The graduation was attended by principals and staff from Grapevine and Maryland as well as representation from the County of San Diego’s Behavioral Health Services, who funds the North Coast Prevention & Early Intervention program.
PFCS Staff were so pleased to receive a $1,000 check from Escondido East Rotary on May 12 at the annual Rotary Club BBQ and Picnic. We plan to use the funds to help refurbish a counseling room used with families in our Escondido office. Thank you, Escondido East Rotary Club, for your continued generous support!
In March, PFCS Staff collaborated with Fallbrook Union Elementary School District to present, in both English and Spanish, an informative parent presentation “Internet Safety – Protecting your child from Social Media and Texting”.
The purpose was to help educate parents about the increasing use and significance of social media use amongst children and adolescents and the associated dangers. Common social media sites were presented along with “Signs your child may be a victim of online bullying”, and “How to talk to your Child about Sexting”.
To help prevent misuse, resources such as apps, monitoring sites, and examples of social media contracts were offered as well as a question and answer session to provide parents an opportunity to have individual concerns addressed.
The North Coastal Prevention & Early Intervention team jumped at the wonderful opportunity to partner with St. James Mission Circle and Shoes to the World to bring brand new shoes to every single child at two elementary schools in Oceanside.
In total, 1,200 students from Transitional Kindergarten to 5th grade received awesome new shoes! Students were able to choose their color and even received new socks! The smiles on the kids’ faces tells the whole story and it was worth every minute of coordination.
As one student wrote in a thank you note, “I love them, I will wear them every day…my shoes are pink (and) I love pink!” Thank you members of St. James Mission Circle and Clara Marsden at Shoes to the World – you truly made a difference for these students.
PFCS was delighted to receive $1,588 from the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) to purchase new furniture as a part of a therapy room renovation. It will make such a positive difference to the individuals and families who use the soon-to-be tastefully appointed room! CECO donations come from current and retired county employees and 100 percent of donations made to CECO are distributed back to the community. PFCS is very grateful to CECO for granting our request!
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