Who We Are
We are people like you who only want the best for our children. We are parents and concerned citizens of all kinds: foster parents, kinship parents, birth parents and grandparents, child welfare professionals, health care providers, attorneys, the juvenile justice community and anyone else that shares our vision.
The Family Support Center of Barry County is a premiere non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening parents and families with the goal of raising strong, safe and healthy children. We aim to prevent child abuse, ensure safety, eliminate all forms of neglect, and provide education and guidance for abused/neglected children and at-risk parents. By reaching deep into the community and collaborating with other agencies that share our mission we’re able to provide a variety of Family-focused services. Without the support of our surrounding communities, board members, local companies and organizations none of this would be possible. For the past three decades, we’ve helped countless children and families find their way to a better, brighter future. With your help, we will continue to provide support for each family through comprehensive education, awareness, and advocacy.
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Mandated Reporters guide and training
The Family Support Center has new Mandated Reporter Guides available. If you are new to mandated reporting or need a refresher the FSC will train someone from your organization about the guide and the required forms for reporting child abuse. Please give our office a call to sign up for a training time. 269-945-5439.
**Save the Dates for the Family workshop series 2015**
January-April in Middleville and Hastings
January 12-Better Understanding Capturing Kids Hearts in the schools
January 26-Better Understanding of Be Nice in the schools
February 9 & 23-Learn about the Joys and Stumbling Blocks to Successfully Communicating with your child
March 9-What are your children doing with Cell phones, Computers and the Internet?
March 23-Make the Teenage Years Less Painful
April 13 & 27- Learn about Toxic Stress and the Effects on Children
2014 Family Workshop Series sessions are available for viewing. You can come to the office and check them out.