National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Daily Dose

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we are dedicating this month to educating families, educators, and professionals alike on ways they can aid and advocate for families. A collaborative effort of the agency has created a new social media campaign to share our Daily Dose – quick, tangible, and actionable stories filled with tips to address sources of child abuse and neglect.

As our Chief Program Officer, Sharon Skidmore Stern, says, “The best way to mitigate child abuse is to prevent it in the first place.” We hope you stay tuned for the remainder of the month to get your Daily Dose on our social media.

Catch Up On Daily Dose

FamilyForward Renews Accreditation

We are thrilled to share that we have received re-accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) through March 2028! This process recognizes the agency’s rock solid efforts in resource management, best practices, and community engagement. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our team to provide the support, care, and advocacy for the children and families we serve. 

Learn More about our Reaccreditation 

National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy Month! Since 2022, FamilyForward’s occupational therapy team has stood out as the only program in the region specializing in trauma-informed occupational therapy for children.

Learn More About Our OT Program

Free Training: Support Over Silence

Have you ever seen a parent or a child struggling in public and didn’t know what to do? Join us on Wednesday, April 24th for Support Over Silence for KIDS, an evidence-based training led by Nancy Weaver, PhD, MPH to prepare community members to confidently provide support during a challenging moment between a caregiver and their child in public.  


Training is free, but registration is required. Click the button to sign up today!


Join Our Rock Solid Team

Join our growing team! FamilyForward is seeking out front, whole hearted, and rock solid individuals for roles ranging from Mental Health Therapist to Teacher to Special Events Coordinator. Browse through our openings to see if there is a role just for you!

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Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship Parents

Spring is packed with educational opportunities at FamilyForward! Upcoming classes include:

• Crisis Management - April 17

• Preparing for and Managing Visitation - April 22

To register, email

or call 314.968.2350 ext. 7234.

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