No child should have to experience abuse.

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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.

Center Receives $100k Grant to Expand Access to Expert Mental Health Services to Youth Regardless of Income

FEC staff with Senator John Hoffman, Representatives Gomez, Hodan, Moran and Carlson. These wonderful legislators helped us get a $100,000 grant to increase staff so we can help children heal from abuse.

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Drum Beat Fundraiser

Save the date Thursday, February 6th at Surly Brewing for a fun night of BINGO, prizes, and craft beer! All proceeds from the evening will support Family Enhancement Center's newest group therapy program, Drum Beat.

This unique program serves teen boys between 13-18 years old who have experienced abuse, violence, and trauma by using drums and other instruments. Rhythmic music supports both hemispheres of the brain to calm the reactivity that trauma can produce. This group-based approach to healing trauma creates a safe place for these young men to build community with one another and express themselves beyond words. Social and emotional expression through music is powerful!

TICKETS:
  • $20 for adults, at the door (includes a drink ticket and two BINGO cards)
  • Additional BINGO cards will be available for $2.
  • Kids are FREE! With the exception of BINGO card purchases

Click below to register online & visit our Facebook event here for more details!

Become a Trained Volunteer Mentor

Our Nest Project mentors provide resources, support, and friendship to strengthen families. Mentors work with parents to navigate challenges, encourage peaceful parenting, and meet their family needs. Are you interested in being a volunteer mentor? To learn more about the Nest Project, visit our page here. To get involved, contact us at info@mnpreventabuse.org.

New Programming

Our new service program, Drum Beat, has recently started at the Family Enhancement Center. This specific program provides a group-based approach to healing trauma. It has been created for young men between the ages of 13-18 who have experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as domestic violence, community violence, and other traumatic events.

Social and emotional expression through music can provide youth with a different way to release their emotions beyond words. The group aims to engage youth in creating their own community that provides them with a sense of safety and pride.

Read more about this new program here..