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It Takes a Village

Local Support Networks for Families 


By Lorie Jones, M.Ed.

Arboro Empowered Coach




Recently, I received a text from a friend and mother to three beautiful children, that said “I need help! What child-development resources are there in Greensboro for young children and families?” She was frustrated and felt defeated. As a former teacher, she felt she should know how to help her child from her experience in the classroom, but felt like she was on a merry-go-round with phone calls from the school and the pediatrician. I quickly told her “Hang tight, Mama, we’ve got this..together!”


It was then I had an “ah-ha” moment, that families aren’t always aware of the community resources that are available for children, and I was on a quest to help do a better job and create a post about different resources right here, in our ‘boro! 


 

I hope you will find the list below helpful and share it with your friends, classmates, and neighbors! We are ALL in this together; it truly takes a village to help raise a child. Don’t ever feel embarrassed to ask for help.  Trust me, as a mom of three and an educator, I am certain that someone else has had the same question and if not, we will work together to find a solution! 


First and foremost, Arboro Empowered is an incredible resource. We offer a variety of tools to help you and your child, from speech-language therapist, Ms. Nicole, to child psychologist, Dr. Luley. We offer individual coaching for parents, educators, and children.  Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out about class offerings, even if you haven’t seen a class for a specific need, we are here to help at Arboro Empowered! 



Local Resource

Available Support

Website

UNCG Bringing Out the Best 

“Early intervention program that provides family-centered, community-based services targeting children ages birth to five with social and emotional challenges.”

Sante Counseling 

Offer individual, couples, family, and group therapy with therapists who hold a masters/doctoral level license. Some specialties include but are not limited to, various trauma modalities, dialectical behavior therapy, bodywork, etc. 

Ready for School, Ready for Life 

“Our focus is ensuring all children in Guilford County and their families get the resources they need for healthy development. “

Family Support Network of Central Carolina 

“Provides resources and serves families whose children have been diagnosed with special needs or have experienced a NICU stay.”

Children’s Counseling Center 

Variety of play therapy and counseling with diagnose-free options. 

ABS Kids 

“Works with children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to reach breakthroughs either from home or at one of their centers.”

Guilford County Partnership for Children 

“Resources that can help you every step of the way — from pregnancy until the time your child enters kindergarten.”

Senses Therapies

“Offers an integrated approach to speech and occupational therapy.”

TEACCH Autism Program 

“Serves autistic individuals in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Services include diagnostic evaluations, treatment planning and implementation, education, consultation, employment services, training opportunities, and research.”

Carolina Psychological Associates

“Carolina Psychological Associates provides therapy services to children and adolescents in a warm and supportive setting.  Using a variety of techniques that include cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, psychodynamic, and eclectic therapy, we are able to meet our clients where they are and assist in a professional manner using best practices.”

Triangle Child Psychology

*Satellite location at Arboro Empowered!

“TCP is dedicated to helping children and their families by creating an awareness and understanding of the child’s strengths, challenges, behavioral and learning differences, and providing a comprehensive plan to maximize their potential. Each evaluation and treatment plan is uniquely tailored to address the specific questions or concerns you have about your child.”


Resources compiled by Arboro Empowered Coach & Early Childhood Expert: Lorie Jones, M.Ed.



What support networks have been helpful to your family?  Comment below and share the love! 



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