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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Expands to Santa Maria, Lompoc

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Expands to Santa Maria, Lompoc

Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings give parents and adults who work with youth an action plan for reaching out and offering appropriate support for a young people experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. The popular trainings began in South County last year, and are now being offered in Santa Maria and Lompoc.

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Getting To the Heart of It

Getting To the Heart of It

Yes, chocolate is nice, but If there is anything worth doing this Valentine’s day it would be to invest in your relationship. Strengthening your relationship can not only improve your personal happiness, but research shows that children are safer, healthier, and more likely to thrive when adults in their lives have healthy relationships—whether or not they are married or romantically involved.

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6th Annual Cooking Up Dreams Chairs Named

6th Annual Cooking Up Dreams Chairs Named

Family Service Agency is pleased to announce that Sandy Nordahl  and Carmen Galzerano will serve as Co-Chairs for the 6th Annual Cooking Up Dreams, a “delicious” benefit.  Hutton Parker Foundation, a longtime supporter of FSA, will serve as Honorary Chair. Cooking Up...

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Tips to Help  Caregivers Survive the Holidays—and Beyond

Tips to Help Caregivers Survive the Holidays—and Beyond

The holidays are busy times, but for those caring for an elderly parent or loved one, the holidays add even more of a challenge. Already feeling overwhelmed with daily caregiving tasks, caregivers may view holiday preparations as more of a burden than a joy.

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FSA’s Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center Relocates

FSA’s Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center Relocates

Family Service Agency (FSA) has relocated its Dorothy Jackson Family Resource Center (DJFRC) to 646 North H Street in Lompoc. The new location has larger facilities for its parent and healthy relationship classes with enough room for on-site childcare. It is also along a major bus route in Lompoc, making it easily accessible to families.

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Tips for Surviving Summer Break with Your Kids

Tips for Surviving Summer Break with Your Kids

Summer break is just around the corner, and while some families are looking forward to letting loose, others may feel a sense of unease without the structure and safety that the school day provides. Here at Family Service Agency, we encourage all families to enjoy the...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2019

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2019

A few months had passed since Dyllan saw her elderly neighbor, Bianca. When Dyllan mentioned this to her roommates, they shared that had heard the Bianca’s granddaughter, who had recently moved in with her, yelling at her grandmother and calling her “stupid.” Outraged...

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Seeking Help Is a Sign of Strength

Seeking Help Is a Sign of Strength

The process of seeking help can start with small steps like researching what options are available and making phone calls to find a provider with the appropriate expertise, schedule, and payment options.

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