Family counseling on tap

By Todd Cohen

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Equipping High Point parents and caregivers to help their children up to age three handle emotional, behavioral or adjustment challenges is the focus of a new collaborative project involving three nonprofits and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Funded by The Duke Endowment in Charlotte, the Center for the Study of Social Issues at UNCG has teamed up with Family Service of the Piedmont, United Child Development Services and the Developmental Day Care Program to help 200 parents and caregivers in the Southside and West Macedonia neighborhoods support children.

Based on a program developed by Terri L. Shelton of UNCG, Family Service will work with children and parents at Developmental Day Care, and for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at United Child Development.

And early in 2003, Family Service will support United Child Development in a new center for Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in West Macedonia.

UNCG is training the Family Service therapists, who will train child-care teachers at the United Child Development and Development Day Care.

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