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Foster mom adopts sons; a growing trend in Hamilton County

Ieshia Ruffin never planned to foster or adopt children, so when she took in two young brothers, she thought it was a temporary placement.  But months turned into years, and the temporary placement turned into a forever home for Terry and Julius. Read the WCPO story here.  View Original Source

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Shared by Moira Weir, Director of HCJFS July 20, 2018

Is It a Crime to be Happy?

If we have committed a crime, then it makes sense to feel guilty. The rest of us wallow in guilt that we have not earned and do not deserve. Guilt is the perception that we have done something morally, legally, or ethically wrong. Many of us perceive ourselves as guilty

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger July 19, 2018

Partner Spotlight: Interfaith Hospitality Network

Each year more than 100 congregations provide shelter and housing to families in need through the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati. They are represented by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian faith. All dedicated toward the same mission: coordinating shelter and services to families in need. Therefore, we are

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Shared by Kevin Finn, President & CEO, Strategies to End Homelessness July 19, 2018

Need someone to speak to your group?

Our Speakers Bureau can provide someone to talk to your group about HCJFS.  Topics include: Spotting child abuse, getting public assistance, reporting fraud, adoption, and our fatherhood initiative.  Visit our Speakers Bureau page under the Contact Us section to request a speaker.  View Original Source (HCJFS.org) Here.

Finding Support to Manage Anger

Anger  is a healthy emotion in everybody’s life — when it’s expressed in an appropriate manner at the right time. Anger can help to energize and motivate us to work to address problems with another person or to change our life situation. However, there are potential negative consequences of anger when

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger July 17, 2018

5 Boundaries That Actually Bolster Your Bond in Your Marriage

We think of boundaries as keeping us away from our spouses, as creating distance, as thinning and weakening our bond. But boundaries—healthy boundaries—can actually strengthen our connection and bolster our relationship with our partner. For instance, when you set a boundary that creates space for both partners to focus on

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Shared by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., Contributing Blogger July 13, 2018

We have children who need a home like yours

The number of Hamilton County children in need of foster or adoptive homes is growing everyday.  If you have room in your home and in your heart for a child, please visit our sister site, HCKids.org, to learn how to get started.  View Original Source (HCJFS.org) Here.

Looking for a job, or looking to fill a job?

Our sister site OMJ-CinHam.org, is Hamilton County’s OhioMeansJobs website to list or look for jobs. You search jobs, get employment tips and contact us for more help. Employers can contact us through the site to learn how to post jobs.  View Original Source (HCJFS.org) Here.

6 Steps Parents Can Take to Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Demeaning women is caused by patriarchy. In a patriarchal structure, men are supposed to be the bread winners (which is seen as more important) and women are supposed to take care of children (which is seen as less-important). To promote gender equality, parents need to deconstruct the propagation of patriarchy.

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger July 10, 2018

6 Critical Tips for Making the Most of Your ADHD Coaching

Working with a credentialed, experienced ADHD coach is critical for helping individuals with ADHD achieve their goals, capitalize on their strengths and build a fulfilling life. And like any important endeavor, this requires effort and hard work. For instance, ADHD coaching is highly active and collaborative. It requires that clients

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Shared by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S., Contributing Blogger July 7, 2018

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