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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.

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Our final #StorytimeTuesday pick for #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth is “The Spirit Trackers” written by Jan Waboose and illustrated by Francois Thisdale. Ages 6-9 years. Cousins Will and Tom have always wanted to become Trackers just like their uncle. While spending time with Uncle he shares the story of the Windigo with the boys. A story that seems to be coming true when Will and Tom hear strange noises outside of their bedroom window. And then they find the huge tracks in the snow. It has to be the Windigo - the Wandering Night Spirit of Winter! And the boys know what good trackers would do so they follow the trail deep into the dark forest to uncover the mystery. Young readers will be able to improve their tracking skills as they find clues hidden in the illustrations along with Will and Tom. $18.95 at Birchbark Books (support this local, Indigenous-owned bookstore in Minneapolis!) birchbarkbooks.com/products/the-spirit-trackers Check out this reading of "This Spirit Trackers” on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq_ctBcRiss ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is Giving Tuesday, the annual international day of giving. If you didn’t have a chance to make your year-end contribution to Family Enhancement Center on Give to the Max Day, you can support us today on #GivingTuesday. Donate today at www.givemn.org/organization/Family-Enhancement-Center. ... See MoreSee Less
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Difficult news and events like the senseless shooting this month at Club Q in Colorado and the tragic loss of LGBTQ+ community members can be especially triggering for those with PTSD and a history of trauma. We are here to remind you that there are steps you can take to help self-regulate and transform your triggers when you notice certain feelings in your body. Resource from Psychology Today and UpEnd. ... See MoreSee Less
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Gratitude grounds us in the world, always reminding us of the gifts and grace that accompany us on our journeys. Gratitude is an emotion, a practice, a disposition, a set of habits. Ultimately, gratitude is a place—perhaps the place where we find our truest and best selves. Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with love, gratitude, and joy! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our #StorytimeTuesday pick this week is “My Heart Fills With Happiness” written by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett. Ages birth-2. The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy. $10.95 at Birchbark Books (support this local, Indigenous-owned bookstore in Minneapolis!) birchbarkbooks.com/products/my-heart-fills-with-happiness Check out this reading of My Heart Fills With Happiness read by Monique Gray Smith on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBCNFMzvyl4 ... See MoreSee Less
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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..

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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