We, Alliance for Children & Families, Inc. —through direct services, advocacy, education, prevention, intervention, supportive services, and the development and implementation of innovative and productive programming—are committed to empowering children, individuals and families to restore them to lives of stability, self-sufficiency and enhancement. We do this by treating all persons with dignity and respect, while embracing their diversity.
June is National PTSD Awareness Month
Our country came together to commemorate our fallen soldiers for Memorial Day to show our appreciation for the sacrifice that our men and women in our armed services made to protect our freedoms. Now for the month of June, National PTSD Awareness Month, our hearts are with the survivors of war who have to suffer through the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
After a traumatic event, most people have painful memories, but mental health experts are not sure why some people develop PTSD and others do not. Veterans and other individuals experience trauma after experiencing, witnessing, or learning about something, especially an event that is life-threatening or causes physical harm, then often don’t seek the effective treatments they need.
Individuals with PTSD re-live the event through recurring nightmares or other intrusive images that occur at any time. When faced with reminders of the event, they can also suffer extreme emotional or physical reactions, such as chills, heart palpitations, or panic.
Starting in 2010, Congress named June 27th PTSD Awareness Day. In 2014, the Senate designated the full month of June for National PTSD Awareness. The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments.
News & Announcements
COMING IN MAY – Alliance Family Health Center
Alliance Family Health Center
1401 S. Arch Avenue
Alliance, OH 44601
Family/Practice/Urgent Care Phone: (330) 596-7581
Women’s Health Office Phone: (330) 596-7580
S.T.A.M.P. Parenting Classes
S.T.A.M.P. (Skills to Acquiring Mastery of Parenting) Classes are held every Wednesday from 4-5 pm at 110 W. Cambridge St. in Alliance. Reservations are required. Contact Case Manager, Alonie, at (330) 823-6008 or email her to sign up while spots are still available. Click to learn more about S.T.A.M.P
CPR & First Aid Classes
Alliance for Children and Families holds bi-monthly CPR & First Aid Classes. Call for a schedule of class dates and times. Classes fill quickly and spaces are limited. Contact ACF at (330) 821-6332,
Balance your diet, learn to meal plan and cook healthy food options! Call for a schedule of class dates and times. Contact ACF at (330) 821-6332 for questions or to register.
Financial Literacy Class Every Wednesday
Reservations are required for newly enrolled participants.
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.