Tag Archives: Children

More rooms. More families. More hope. And Hard Hat Tours.

Ronald McDonald House of Akron extends their appreciation to all who have accepted their offer to attend a hard hat tour of its expanded facility in Akron, Ohio. Community members are encouraged to continue to schedule tours through the fall months.

Originally opened in 1985, the house has provided a supportive home-away-from home for families receiving medical treatment at Akron Children’s Hospital. The hospital has become the largest pediatric health care provider in Northeast Ohio. In 2016, Ronald McDonald House of Akron served over 12,000 people, but had to turn away more than 4,000 families.

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Helping Men Become Better Fathers – Summit County Fatherhood Initiative

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Helping Men Become Better Fathers

 

The joint mission of the Summit County Fatherhood Initiative (SCFI) and the National Fatherhood Initiative is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.

 

The research shows …

 

Infants of highly involved fathers are more cognitively competent at 6 months and score higher on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development.

 

School-aged children of involved fathers are also better academic achievers. They are more likely to get A’s, have better quantitative and verbal skills.

 

Children of involved fathers are more likely to enjoy school, have better attitudes toward school, participate in extracurricular activities, and graduate They are also less likely to fail a grade, have poor attendance, or have behavior problems at school.

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World Relief Akron welcomes refugees into the community

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Story by Lyndsey Schley

Volunteer Marissa Dove drove up to the North Hill house on a rainy morning. She volunteers with World Relief Akron, a local refugee agency, and had stopped to pick up a Bhutanese-Nepali family that had just arrived in the United States a few days prior.

The father, mother and two young boys were running late, like so many families with young kids. The youngest was crying. He had gotten sick overnight. They climbed into the SUV and Dove helped get him into the car seat. His mother rubbed his legs to comfort him as they drove downtown.

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Children services offers free training sessions on recognizing child abuse and neglect

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State law requires that preschools and day care centers have a person trained in child abuse recognition and prevention on staff at all times. To help area child care providers fulfill this requirement, Summit County Children Services (SCCS) is once again offering area child care employees free trainings in child abuse and neglect recognition and prevention.

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Akron Public Schools Students Collect New Socks for Students Experiencing Homelessness

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Ms. Kalil, and the socks they collected for Project RISE.

 

 

This fall, groups of students from three different APS schools participated in a sock collection project for Project RISE. This special project, called “Socktober” began in October of 2014 at Sam Salem Elementary School. The Project was started by Megan Kalil and her students in the N.O.W. Program (No Opportunity Wasted). This year, socks were collected at Sam Salem CLC, Rimer CLC and Litchfield Middle School.

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