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Workgroup Member Highlight: Shannon Bell, Colquitt County Woman of the Year

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Workgroup Member Highlight: Shannon Bell, Colquitt County Woman of the Year

Over the past few months, we have been highlighting members of our staff as a way to recognize their hard work and give community members a chance to get to know our team. In addition to putting the spotlight on staff members, we would also like to put the spotlight on the dedicated community partners across the state and country who help to make our work possible. This month, we will be focusing on Shannon Bell from the STEP Up Workgroup in Colquitt County.

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HEARTS for Families Surprises Winner of the #SWTP2016™ Contest

Friday, April 15, 2016

HEARTS for Families Surprises Winner of the #SWTP2016™ Contest

Drum roll, please! After much anticipation from both participants and staff throughout the duration of the campaign, HEARTS for Families is THRILLED to announce the Grand Prize winner of our Spring 2016 #Selfie with the Police™ Contest: Cason Harden of Moultrie, GA! We are so excited for Cason! We’d like to share a little about him and his family with you, and share the story of how he found out that he won.

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

If you’re like us, you had no idea that “National Grilled Cheese Day” existed until now. Because everyone knows that grilled cheese sandwiches are a gift from heaven, we thought we would share with you a little history about these little golden squares of happiness.

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HEARTS for Families Participates in “Kick the Habit Day” at Newton High School

Friday, April 08, 2016

HEARTS for Families Participates in “Kick the Habit Day” at Newton High School

On March 16, 2016, Newton High School students implemented the second annual “Kick the Habit Day” event. Kick the Habit Day is an opportunity for the students to provide their peers with education about how they can stay safe, healthy and sober. For the 2nd year, HEARTS for Families assisted the students in planning and implementing the event.

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Suicide Prevention: 4 Tips for Parents

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Suicide Prevention: 4 Tips for Parents

In recent years, the rate of suicide in adolescents has been on the rise. This can be frightening for parents, and it may seem as though there isn’t much we can do to prevent it. Here is a list of four helpful tips that may be useful in spotting those red flags early.

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Youth and Decision-Making: 3 Tools for Success

Friday, March 25, 2016

Youth and Decision-Making: 3 Tools for Success

From the moment you wake up in the morning, you begin to make decisions. Some decisions are small, like what you eat for breakfast or which pair of socks to wear. Other decisions, such as wearing a seat-belt or making a career-change, can have a huge impact on the direction of your life.

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Staff Member Spotlight: Ed Lee

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Staff Member Spotlight: Ed Lee

Here at HEARTS for Families, we are abundantly blessed with team members who are passionate, experienced, hard-working, and knowledgeable about the work that they do. As a testament to this, we will be presenting a “Staff Member Spotlight” each month to highlight a member of our team. This month, the spotlight is on Ed Lee, who is our Program Coordinator in the Harris and Marion county areas, and also serves as our Operations Manager.

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March Contest Kick-Off: #Selfie with the Police

Monday, March 07, 2016

March Contest Kick-Off: #Selfie with the Police

Happy Monday, everyone! This is an especially exciting Monday for us here at HEARTS for Families, as we kick off our first social media contest of 2016! We’d like to take a moment to share the details with you about our “Selfie with the Police” contest, and let you know how you can participate!

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Social Hosting 101: Part 2

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Social Hosting 101: Part 2

A few weeks back, we published an article entitled, “Social Hosting 101: Part 1.” This article is the second installment of our four-segment series on Social Hosting.

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February Happenings: East Central Georgia

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

February Happenings: East Central Georgia

HEARTS for Families has exciting things happening with the Alcohol Prevention Project this month, and we’d love to share some of them with you! Today, we will be focusing on how community members are working for change regarding Social Hosting.

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: True Love Doesn't HURT

Friday, February 12, 2016

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: True Love Doesn't HURT

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and HEARTS for Families knows that this is an issue that affects many homes. We’d like to take a moment to share some information with you about teen dating violence, so that you can be aware of the warning signs in your children and loved ones – and prevent this from happening in your home.

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Workgroup Member Highlight: Tyrece Skinner and Jennifer Wilds

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Workgroup Member Highlight: Tyrece Skinner and Jennifer Wilds

Last week, HEARTS for Families announced that we would be highlighting a member of our staff each month to recognize their hard work – as well as a way for community members to get to know our team. In addition to putting the spotlight on staff members, we would also like to put the spotlight on the dedicated community members across the state and country who help to make our work possible.

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Staff Member Spotlight: Mollie Melvin

Friday, February 05, 2016

Staff Member Spotlight: Mollie Melvin

Here at HEARTS for Families, we are abundantly blessed with team members who are passionate, experienced, hard-working, and knowledgeable about the work that they do. As a testament to this, we will be presenting a “Staff Member Spotlight” each month to highlight a member of our team. This month, the spotlight is on Mollie Melvin, who is our Community Resource Specialist in the Newton County area, as well as our Meeting/Training Coordinator.

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Social Hosting 101: Part 1

Monday, January 25, 2016

Social Hosting 101: Part 1

When you think about teenagers and the major decisions that are put into their paths, one of the most important choices that each of them will make is whether or not to consume alcohol. While the choice to drink underage is ultimately their own, the adults of our communities have the responsibility to help educate, support, and guide them to make the best choices that they can.

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Keep your teen safe on the road

Friday, January 15, 2016

Keep your teen safe on the road

The open road gives us a sense of freedom. Teens love the ability to go from one place to the next without a chaperone or driver. With that freedom comes responsibility for both teens and parents.

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Blog - HEARTS for Families announces 2015 Golden Heart Award Recipient

Monday, January 11, 2016

Blog - HEARTS for Families announces 2015 Golden Heart Award Recipient

Each year, the members of the HEARTS for Families team are given an opportunity to nominate a person in their service community to receive the “Golden HEART Award.” The Golden Heart Award is for a community member who goes above and beyond to support HEARTS for Families in various ways, including volunteering time, money, and resources toward furthering our cause.

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