PEERS provides free Parenting Education Enhancement, Child Care and the Adolescent Parenting Program. PEERS is a non profit, we utilize grants and host fundraisers throughout the year which supports these programs.
PEERS stands for Parent Education, Empathy, Rapport, and Support. The PEERS Family Development Center is a volunteer and community supported program aimed at promoting the growth and development of families. PEERS is celebrating 40 years of service to the Onslow County for the prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Mission: The mission of PEERS Family Development Center is the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of child maltreatment through parenting education, empathy, rapport, support, community collaboration and referral services.
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program offers some free tips for parents. This is a great resource for us all.
Children and teenagers may need extra support to cope with school and school closures during the pandemic, and with going back to school after home learning. Parents may also need support to cope with home-schooling their kids, coping with feelings of anxiety, change and uncertainty. These positive....
This holiday season may be a hard time on some. This article helps those to recognize holiday triggers of trauma.
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Trauma. “A widespread, harmful and costly public health problem. It occurs as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war and other emotionally harmful experiences. Trauma has no boundaries with regard to age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, geography or sexual orienta...
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TASCO - Turning Adversity into Success for Children in Onslow, a county and city task force regarding child abuse and neglect.
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Happy Friday everyone. Thank you to our community for supporting us.
Thank you MSKA kickball team from Camp Lejeune for the donations of backpacks with goodies!
We just had a very generous donation of elecare and similac alimentum. If you are in need or know anyone that could use this please call us 910-333-9725. We cannot ship pick up only. PLEASE CALL US FIRST 151 Chaney Ave. Jacksonville, NC
You have a few more days left to purchase your Texas Gift Card which benefits PEERS. Thank you so much.
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It’s Monday, hang in everyone. #positivity #peersfamilydevelopmentcenter #monday
#repost #play #getouside #friday
Today is a sad day at PEERS. Today is Ms. Ally’s last day in our childcare. She will be missed by all her babies and parents as well our staff will miss her. Thank you Ms. Ally for bringing a your shining light to PEERS.
Wishing you the best in your future venture, Home by Ally.
Parents this is a great resource for helping children to develop coping skills
With school years cut short and play-dates and birthday parties canceled for months on end, COVID has brought stress and uncertainty to our young ones. Some children have endured difficult situations, including losing loved ones, instability in their home, and even domestic violence. How can we ensu...
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Make your own sensory bin!
Upcoming Parenting Classes
Katie LeMaire talks about our upcoming in person classes and services that PEERS provides.
How to make leaf stamps!
Check out this fun adventure to do with your kids! Here is a how to about leaf 🍂🍃🌿stamps!
Call 910-333-9725 if you want to register child in our free childcare program.
Parenting Tip of the Day by Katie LeMaire
Natural and Logical Consequences
Good Morning! Here is a great project to do with your kids on this rainy day. Make your own lava lamp! Teach your kids about chemical reactions and color mixing. #peersfamilydevelopmentcenter #peers #parenting #fun
How to make bubbles at home! Check it out! #peersfamilydevelopmentcenter #positivity #parenting #fun #Friday
In today's parenting tip of the day, Katie LeMaire reads a book using expression and tone to engage your child. Have a great day and grab a great book from our Lending Libary located at 151 Chaney Ave!
Parenting Tip of the Day
Katie LeMaire discusses the sensitive topic of youth suicide including prevention, warning signs, and risk factors.
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Importance of Reading
In today's video, Katie LeMaire discusses Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and reading to your children. Here is the link to sign up to receive free monthly books that are age appropriate for your children.
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What are your Parenting Concerns??
Katie LeMaire asks you our parents, what are your concerns. We at PEERS are here to support you
Good morning! Happy Friday. Check out this Mother’s Day craft to do with your littles. #peersfamilydevelopmentcenter #Friday
Check out our new toddler room! Lot of great things to play with. #peersfamilydevelopmentcenter #Friday
Parenting Tip of the Day
Today Katie discusses Attention Rule and Labeled Praise. We at PEERS hope you have a great day!
Here is a fun project you can do with your kids. This is an appearing ink project. You will need paper towels, markers, water and a bowl.
Parenting Tip of the Day!
Today, Katie LeMaire gives some tips on establishing consequences. We hope you have a great day and weekend!
Parenting Tip of the Day :)
In today's video, Katie LeMaire will discuss preparing children to be home alone
Parenting Tip of the Day: Schoolwork Challenges??
Our Parent Educator, Katie LeMaire, discusses the challenges and suggests ways to assist your child with schoolwork While schools are closed due to Covid-19
Today, Katie LeMaire presents the importance of play in learning
Parenting Tip of the Day
Today, Katie LeMaire gives some helpful tips to deal with stress!
Parenting Tip of the Day
Katie Lemaire provides some guidelines for child supervision during this trying time
PEERS is a program designed for Parents to offer Education, Empathy, Rapport and Support. All services at PEERS are for the prevention and intervention of child abuse and neglect. It is the goal of PEERS to help parents be the best they can be in their parenting role.
The PEERS program began in 1977, and was the only program of its kind in the state. Through the years, it has gained acceptance as a model program to help families under stress deal with the problems of parenting. In 1983, the program was recognized by the North Carolina Preventative Services Training Institute as one of the most cost effective and comprehensive family service programs in the state. The Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Services was presented to the PEERS volunteers in 1987. In recent years, individual PEERS volunteers have received the Governor's Award and the JC Penney Golden Rule Awards for their service to the program. Volunteers are welcome at PEERS, we have an application and background ran on all volunteers.
Major funding comes from the United Way of Onslow County, Onslow County Partnership for Children (Smart Start), the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County Department of Social Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, and donations from individuals, churches, businesses, and civic groups. PEERS relies heavily on fundraisers to help with funding. PEERS host an Annual “Unmasking Family Violence Masquerade Ball” the last Friday of each January, an “Annual Cherish the Child Dinner and Auction” in April and the “Bavarian Lawn Party” in October.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Throughtout the month PEERS host an “Annual Pinwheel Ceremony” in the front yard celebrating childhoods. PEERS host a free community event for children in October at the PEERS house called “Pennies for PEERS”. All the children wear their favorite costume, play games and eat.
If anyone has gently used or new pack n' plays you would like to donate, call me at PEERS, 910-333-9725. Thank you.
PEERS is a 501c3 non-profit, we will complete a tax donation sheet.
Good idea PEERS 😊
Have you ever offered classes on parenting children with ADHD?
Although you do a great service, I am writing about a complaint the night of the masquerade ball. As a tenant in the Osprey Cove apts, the music from the two nights was very annoying. I, and other tenants, had to endure very loud music which kept us awake until you closed. I realize it gets pretty warm inside, but if, in the future, you could be more considerate. Noise travels very far at night. Thanks