Child & Family Resources, Inc.
June 20, 2012
I have been a client of CFR for two years now. I enrolled after having my son who is 10 years younger than my next child. I was literally starting from scratch; physically, mentally and emotionally. And I was not prepared in any facet. After the initial visit, I felt relieved to tell someone honestly that I have been suffering from depression and alcoholism for many years. And more importantly, I wanted it to stop but I didn't know how to deal with the many things in life that haunt me and now a newborn. How on earth could I be a good mother when I felt so terrible all the time? This program showed me how. My support specialist showed me how to ask for help. With her support and information seeking, I enrolled in counseling, I have been able to communicate with my husband about goals and discipline, values and structure for our son. That alone was amazing to me because I raised my other children alone. I didn't know how to have a parenting partner at all. Life has changed a lot in the last two years, including me going back to work and adding to the grind but she is still there for me anytime I need her. And every time I have to fill out one of the dreaded depression scale/evaluations, I see my answers improve. I feel better about the answers I can give. I know that if no one was asking, I wouldn't be aware OR asking for the help.I feel like the Healthy Families is a sounding board, a touchstone and a friend. It is a great support and I love every minute I get of Healthy Families... Thank you CFR!!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The contact and meetings with my support specialist. Literature, evaluations, and heartfelt conversations that made me feel better about who I am as a mother, wife, and role-model.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give the family support specialists a raise! :)
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How did you find this group?
They found me. I knew of the program but they came into my room at the hospital after I gave birth to my son.
What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?
Encouraged me to continue counseling, to find the good in my parenting even when I think I am horrible, and it encourages me to talk to my husband about our son's development, speech, health and child care. It has also encouraged me to keep going.
Client Served & I enrolled in couseling services and stopped abusing alcohol.