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ALL ABOUT KIDS

RICHSTONE FAMILY CENTER

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he Richstone Family Center provides prevention and treatment services for child abuse and domestic violence through trauma-focused therapy, parent education, after-school enrichment, support groups, early-childhood education and home visitation programs. The nonprofit organization observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month each April. IN WHAT WAYS DOES RICHSTONE CREATE SOCIAL IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY? “Richstone’s staff works to address trauma in our community and break the cycle of violence within families. Through providing support in therapy, groups and classes, our clinicians aim for every child to have the opportunity for a healthy and productive life.” WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE YOUR SERVICES TO CHILDREN? “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), including violence, food insecurity, and other

family and community stressors, create emotional problems and changes in the brain that negatively impact a child’s ability to learn and thrive. Richstone believes all children deserve a safe space in which their voice is heard and concerns acknowledged; our therapists provide children with dedicated time and space to heal from ACES and past traumas. By addressing basic needs of physical and emotional safety and helping children process the world around them, Richstone gives kids the ability to be successful in their daily lives.” HOW CAN KIDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE? “Richstone is a big believer in the power of kids helping kids! We believe that everyone can make a difference and are grateful for the year-round support we receive from young South Bay volunteers. These volunteers from schools in the Beach Cities provide tutoring support and help at special holiday events including our Thanksgiving and Holiday Adopt-A-Family programs.”

HOW DOES YOUR BUSINESS SUPPORT KIDS’ PASSIONS? “Richstone provides enrichment activities for kids in our programs. Through a partnership with the South Bay Artist Collective, our middle school students have connected with their passion for art and explored a variety of mediums. Last summer our kids also benefitted from unique workshops and classes put on by local high school students.” WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST BENEFITS OF MAKING THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY A PRIORITY? “Today’s children are tomorrow’s future. Many of the children Richstone works with are not given the love and nurturing they need to be physically, socially and emotionally healthy. By providing children with coping and communication skills, safety and security, and empowering them to improve their lives, we give them a chance to lead happy lives and be positive contributors to the community.”

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