Family Focus Englewood

Family Focus Englewood The mission of Family Focus is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities.
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Exciting news about the future of Family Focus!
01/28/2021

Exciting news about the future of Family Focus!

Family Focus and Chicago Child Care Society are pleased to announce that after a year of negotiations, the agencies have merged into one organization effective January 1, 2021, and will maintain the name Family Focus.

We are so excited to take this next step to bring more comprehensive services to children and families in Chicago and NE Illinois. We couldn't do this without the support from our donors and community leaders.

To read more about the merger and what this means for both organizations, visit our website at www.family-focus.org/merger

Join us Monday, June 29th from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. for "How to Mental Health in 2020: COVID-19 Edition" ...
06/26/2020

Join us Monday, June 29th from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. for "How to Mental Health in 2020: COVID-19 Edition" with our Clinical Team. The webinar will be held via Go To Meeting. Please text 773-530-8472 or email [email protected] if you would like to attend to receive the link to join.

We hope to see you then!

Spread the word! We'll be a distribution site on Thursday, June 25th for the "Wash and Wear Community Mask Project" in p...
06/18/2020

Spread the word! We'll be a distribution site on Thursday, June 25th for the "Wash and Wear Community Mask Project" in partnership with YMCA of Metro Chicago, Knowality, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and Medline Industries, Inc..

In Illinois we are required to wear a face mask in public when social distancing is not an option. According to the CDC, face masks are also a key to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Help protect yourself and our community by stopping by our center between 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. next Thursday (the 25th) to get a reusable face mask for free.

See you then!

In case you missed it, our Interim President and CEO, Caterina Varvaro, shared Family Focus' response to the murder of G...
06/15/2020
Family Focus' Statement in Response to the Murder of George Floyd - Family Focus

In case you missed it, our Interim President and CEO, Caterina Varvaro, shared Family Focus' response to the murder of George Floyd, and the events that have happened in the aftermath:

"As we face tremendous grief in response to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black lives, many in our communities are experiencing deep despair and turmoil. We can’t even begin to express the shock and disbelief over the death of a fellow community member killed in broad daylight by the police officers who kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. Many of us don’t know what to say right now – or are afraid of saying the wrong thing when comfort and leadership is needed most. We are sending this message to convey Family Focus’ commitment to support our community members."

Please visit our website to read the entire statement.

To our participants, staff and the communities we serve, As we face tremendous grief in response to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black lives, many in our communities are experiencing deep despair and turmoil. We can’t even begin to express the shoc...

12/31/2018

Happy Holidays and Wishing you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

05/17/2018

Resiliency Factors: Being connected to others. Relationships that can provide support and caring are one of the primary factors in resilience. Having a number of these relationships, both within and outside of the family, that offer love, encouragement and reassurance can build and support resilience, e.g., developing new friendships.
Being flexible. By definition, it is a key component of resilience and one of the primary factors in emotional adjustment and maturity. This requires that an individual be flexible in his thinking and his actions, e.g., trying something new.
Being able to make realistic plans and take action to carry them out. Being able to see what is, rather than what you would like is a part of this skill. Being proactive rather than reactive, assertive rather than aggressive or passive are all components of this skill, e.g., taking a Red Cross course in CPR and First Aid.
Being able to communicate well with others and problem-solve both individually and with others. This includes basic communication, listening and problem-solving skills, e.g., working as a team member within your community.
Being able to manage strong feelings. This requires being able to take action without being impulsive and responding out of emotion and being able to put emotions to the side when clear thinking and action are required. Being able to use thinking as a way of managing one's emotions is a key component of this skill, e.g., when you're angry or hurt, thinking before acting.
Being self-confident. Having a positive self-image is critical if a person is to be able to confront and manage fear and anxiety in his/her life, e.g., helping someone else.
Being able to find purpose and meaning. Being able to make sense out of what is happening and to find meaning in it is critical if one is to be able to manage the feelings that are aroused in a crisis. Spiritual and religious practices are often a component of this factor, e.g., acting on your values.
Being able to see the big picture. This factor is often closely aligned with #7 and #5. Optimists, in general, are better able to see the bigger picture than pessimists. They are more likely to see good and bad events occurring in their life being temporary rather than permanent. This, too, will pass. They are also more likely to see events having a specific impact on certain areas of their life rather than having a pervasive impact on their entire life or their future. And last, of all, they are less likely to blame themselves or someone else for the hard times. Optimists avoid the blame game, e.g., hold yourself and others accountable without the emotional dose of blame.
Being able to appreciate and use humor appropriately. Whether humor is "sick" or "dark" often depends on the setting. Laughter may have healing powers, e.g. if you're not feeling well; watch a funny movie.
Being able to take care of yourself, e.g., diet, exercise, financial "health," etc. First responders and health care professionals are often major offenders in this area. We often assume that the rules do not apply to us, but they do, e.g., make a SMART Plan for exercise. (See link to SMART Plan)
Being able to care for others physically and emotionally. Occupations and volunteer activities that involve caring for others can often build resilience, e.g., volunteer in a shelter or a food bank.
(From "Duct Tape Isn't Enough": Survival Skills for the 21st Century. Module I, pages 4 and 5)

05/17/2018

Core Principles of Technical Assistance While each TA engagement will vary in duration, topic, form, and structure, it should be shaped using the following principles:
� Collaborative. Work jointly with the organization’s staff to identify underlying needs and long-term goals of the capacity building engagement. � Systematic. Use a systematic approach when providing TA, such as the approach outlined in the next section. � Targeted. Determine what areas of the organization have the greatest need and where TA will have the greatest impact. Target your efforts at those areas. � Adaptive. As the TA provider, you must remain adaptive throughout the engagement. Be flexible according to the needs of the beneficiary organization. � Customized. Respond to the unique needs of each beneficiary organization by designing and delivering tailored TA engagements. � Asset-based. Organizations, like people, can more easily build on strengths than develop brand new competencies. Every organization has its own unique pool of resources and relationships from which it can draw, and TA should help the organization identify, engage, and leverage the assets that exist. � Accountable. Create a mutual agreement such as a memorandum of understanding and draft a work plan that outlines specific actions and responsibilities. � Results-driven. Identify measures that indicate improvements in management practices or organizational performance and track those measures to prove that the TA had real, measurable results.

05/17/2018

Situational Leadership Theories
Situational theories lean towards the different styles of leadership. The type of leadership needed changes from situation to situation. Those leaders that could adapt to the different situations were the most sought-after people.
Just having different styles of leadership isn't enough. That person must be able to apply the leadership style to the various situations and plan out where they can take control and influence the people.
By looking at Hersey and Blanchard's leadership styles you can see that situational leadership follows the same styles as the behavioral theories.
High Task, Low Relationship - This approach is good for menial jobs and tasks that need to be completed quickly. The leader tells the workers what needs to be done and how it is to be done.
High Task, High Relationship - This approach has the leader give most of the direction but allows the workers to contribute to the plan. This is good for those just learning the task, such as coaching sports teams, new hires at a firm, etc.
High Relationship, Low Task - This approach shares the decision making between the leader and the workers. Workers are able but unsure of what needs to be done.
Low Relationship, Low Task - This approach has the leader identify the problem and passes the planning and responsibility on to the workers to get the job done. Many companies run on this model, where the CEO passes the responsibility onto the managers.

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07/29/2015

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It's Domestic Violence Awareness month and here at Family Focus Englewood we want all of you to be aware of the effects ...
10/10/2014

It's Domestic Violence Awareness month and here at Family Focus Englewood we want all of you to be aware of the effects of abuse.

Women ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence and most of these incidents are NEVER reported!

Help change the facts. Speak up, speak out, and make a difference for victims of domestic violence!

Happy October and Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month from all of us at Family Focus! Did you know that one in eight wom...
10/03/2014

Happy October and Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month from all of us at Family Focus!

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? The best way to prevent these statistics from rising is to schedule yourself for regular mammograms!

Let us all work for a cure so that we live in a world where no woman (or man) is diagnosed!

04/30/2014

Today may be the last day of Child Abuse Prevention Month, but it shouldn't be the end of your personal advocacy! Reach out to your neighbors and community, and remember, “Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate!”

04/21/2014
Projects | Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition

It’s Childhood Exposure to Violence Prevention Week and the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition is doing some great work! Check out some of their projects surrounding public awareness, workforce development, and capacity building!

The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition is currently working on several projects. The work is organized around three central goals — public awareness, workforce development, and capacity building — and completed by members that have volunteered to

Stay informed! Take a look at this detailed infographic made by Social Work Degree Center #ChildAbusePreventionMonth
04/18/2014

Stay informed! Take a look at this detailed infographic made by Social Work Degree Center #ChildAbusePreventionMonth

04/14/2014
http://www.preventchildabuse.org/images/docs/schorr_wht_ppr.pdf

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, check out this great article: “A Better Future for America, A Better Future for America’s Children: Strengthening our Capacity to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect” by Lisbeth B. Schorr, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard University!

http://www.preventchildabuse.org/images/docs/schorr_wht_ppr.pdf

Learn more about becoming a children’s advocate at http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.php and follow @PCAAmerica on ...
04/09/2014
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Learn more about becoming a children’s advocate at http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.php and follow @PCAAmerica on Twitter for more information! #ChildAbusePreventionMonth

Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 50 states and nearly 600 Healthy Families America home visiting sites in 39 states, the District of Columbia...

04/05/2014

"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear." –Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth

Family Focus Englewood Wear BLUE Day! #childabusepreventionmonth
04/04/2014

Family Focus Englewood Wear BLUE Day! #childabusepreventionmonth

Did you know that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month? Sign “The Governor’s Pledge” and join the coalition dedicated t...
04/01/2014
Governor's Pledge - Children’s Home + Aid

Did you know that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month? Sign “The Governor’s Pledge” and join the coalition dedicated to preventing the 27,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect that take place every year in Illinois!! https://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/govpledge

The Illinois Blue Bow Committee is building a coalition dedicated to preventing the 27,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect that take place every year in Illinois.

Join us!!
03/03/2014

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12/17/2013

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Support the Family Focus Englewood Coat Drive
12/10/2013

Support the Family Focus Englewood Coat Drive

Family Focus Englewood Parenting Group
12/10/2013

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12/10/2013

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11/29/2013

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

11/27/2013

Take advantage of those post-Thanksgiving deals. But spare some cash this year.
#GivingTuesday is Dec 3 www.family-focus.org

11/24/2013

"Every child begins the world again." - Henry David Thoreau

11/20/2013

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday...but here's a new idea for the holiday season - A day to give back! #GivingTuesday GivingTuesday www.givingtuesday.org

Want to save money in the future? Invest in early childhood education now. You will see a 7-10% return...PER YEAR #smart...
11/14/2013
RESULTS | Recent Developments in Early Childhood Development Policies

Want to save money in the future? Invest in early childhood education now. You will see a 7-10% return...PER YEAR #smartinvesting

Source: http://www.results.org/issues/recent_developments_in_early_childhood_development_policies/

RESULTS has a long history of working to protect funding for Head Start, Early Head Start, and the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). These programs have proven successful time and again at helping vulnerable children receive the foundation they need to succeed in school and beyond. Nobel P...

09/24/2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the violence this weekend.

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09/19/2013

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