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The Family Center: Resources for Families, Individuals and Professionals

Serving our community through programs and resources vital to today’s families.

Fall 2017 Program Offerings from The Family Center

Q. I've attended past Family Center programs and value its educational opportunities that are provided to our community. Can you tell me what is planned for the fall?

A: The Grosse Pointe community has a number of helpful organizations that offer various types of enrichment and educational programs throughout the year. You will have no trouble finding something that fits into your schedule and your interest.

In addition to The Family Center, SOC (Services for Older Citizens), The War Memorial, ...

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Finding the Best College for Your Academic and Financial Situation

Ask the Experts by Harry H. Gemuend, III

Q: I know there are many things to consider, but what would you say are the top two factors to consider prior to my child applying to college?

A: Finding the best fit for your son or daughters social and academic needs is difficult. Couple that with several myths surrounding affordability (i.e. out of state being too expensive, eligibility of financial aid) and the process becomes even more frustrating.

Academic preparedness and positioning your family'...

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Helping Children Improve Language Skills in Social Situations

Ask the Experts by Michelle Harr and Amy McIntyre

Q: My son does well when he is with his speech therapist, but doesn't seem to be able to manage his communication disability in social situations. How can I help him?

A: This can be frustrating but hang in there! Children first need to master goals in an individual setting and then begin to transfer these skills into other environments. Often children need some assistance in transferring these skills into social situations, as well as a number ...

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Help for Caregivers: the Creating Confident Caregivers Program

Ask the Experts by Carolyn Van Dorn

Q: I am taking care of my aging mother who has dementia and have been feeling overwhelmed and anxious - like I'm not doing things right. What might be available to people in my situation that could help me feel secure in taking care of her?

A: Yours is a very common reaction. Most people in your stage of life worry about giving their parents the best possible care, just as your parents likely did when you were growing up.

Many communities have options - through ...

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Groups for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Ask the Experts by Maurya Kay

Q: My son recently told us he was gay. My husband and I are very supportive and accepting, but would like to know what groups might be available to him/us as we move together on this path?

A: As we discover that our children will evolved and be shaped differently than we might have imagined, we can sometimes fear we might all be judged by our community to be an "other" rather than "one of us." This may be a reason many individuals struggle with their own, their ...

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