We're just doing it a little bit differently. To comply with social distancing due to COVID-19, we have suspended all in-person therapy and parent education. The Family Enhancement Center has officially transitioned to offering virtual services utilizing Zoom video software.
Since April, The Family Enhancement Center has recently transitioned all psychotherapy and parent education services to a virtual format, utilizing Zoom video software. At this time, families are experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety. They are worried about getting sick, loss of income, loss of structure & stability, and adjusting to having children at home. Our ability to offer mental health services and other educational services is more vital now, than ever before.
Offering therapy and parent support using electronic devices is not ideal – this kind of virtual therapy has its limitations – but we are adapting and moving forward! Our staff is continually learning how to best translate their services to a virtual format and how to engage children and families in therapy over a screen.
Interested in receiving virtual psychotherapy or parent education? We’re here to help! Give us a call at 612-827-3028 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You to Everyone Who Attended Our LIVE Virtual Open House !
It was a great opportunity to gather, connect, and learn about the many services and programs offered at the Family Enhancement Center. Program managers and lead therapists shared service updates, how we have adapted to a virtual setting, and client stories of resilience.
If you missed the event, but would still like to "tune in," we invite you to watch our Zoom recording. This also includes a "virtual" tour of the facility narrated by our executive director Libby Bergman.
For a quick, easy-to-read overview of our following programs listed below, click HERE.
- Families Moving Forward
- The Nest Project
- Healing Motion
- Drum Beat
- Solid Starts/ Comienzo Sólido
Parents reading to their children is an important way to build the parent-child relationship and also strengthens a child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and character development. This month, FEC will be placing children’s books in Little Lending Libraries in communities around the Twin Cities as a way to encourage reading to children.
We are looking for donations of new or gently used books for children of elementary school age or younger. It is important for books to be fun and have a positive message! Some of our favorite books on our #StorytimeTuesday reading list can be found at theconsciouskid.org and pbs.org/parents
Donated books can be dropped off at the FEC office: 4826 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Or, we can arrange a volunteer to pick up!
Striving to Be An Anti-Racist Agency
We have been appalled by the senseless murder of George Floyd, and stand with our South Minneapolis neighbors in saying “Enough!” Racism has been a part of many of our institutions and it hurts us all.
The staff and board of the Family Enhancement Center have been struggling with how, as an agency, we can authentically respond to this latest injustice against a person of color. We have had difficult conversations, supported one another and tried to make sure our staff persons of color know that the Family Enhancement Center has their back. But frankly, that is not enough.Read More...
The Family Enhancement Center has recently transitioned all psychotherapy and parent education services to a virtual format, utilizing Zoom video software. At this time, families are experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety. They are worried about getting sick, loss of income, loss of structure & stability, and adjusting to having children at home. Our ability to offer mental health services and other educational services is more vital now, than ever before.Read More...
To help expand mental health services to children in Minnesota impacted by sexual abuse, Minneapolis-based Family Enhancement Center (FEC) has received a new, $100,000 grant, which was secured by the Minnesota State Legislature, that will allow the non-profit organization to hire additional staff and administrative support needed to provide children access to expert mental health services regardless of a child’s insurance status or income.Read More...
KARE11 TV Interviews FEC Director Libby Bergman
No child should have to experience abuse.
Childhood is both precious and brief; child abuse shatters a childhood and its effect is damaging for a child, the family and our community. The mission of Family Enhancement Center is to create lasting solutions to prevent and heal child abuse. We strive to build strong children, strong families and support communities to create a society where children are safe, respected and valued. Child abuse robs children of their childhood—we help give it back.