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WHAT DOES “LINK” MEAN?. L.I.N.K. Lifting Individuals…Nurturing Kinships. WHAT IS A PARENT?. MOTHER FATHER GRANDPARENTS SIBLINGS AUNTS UNCLES COUSINS FAMILY FRIENDS FOSTER PARENTS ADOPTIVE PARENTS. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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WHAT DOES LINK MEAN?

L.I.N.K.Lifting IndividualsNurturing Kinships

MOTHER FATHERGRANDPARENTSSIBLINGSAUNTS UNCLESCOUSINSFAMILY FRIENDSFOSTER PARENTS ADOPTIVE PARENTSWHAT IS A PARENT?A NUCLEAR FAMILY IS DEFINED AS A SOCIAL UNIT THAT CONSISTS OF A MOTHER, FATHER, AND CHILDREN.THE PROBLEM OUR ORGANIZATION SEEKS TO SOLVES IS THE INCREASING BREAKDOWN OF THE NUCLEAR FAMILY.WE ARE ALSO STRIVING TO ENHANCE KINSHIPS BETWEEN EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERSWHAT IS THE PROBLEM?DIVORCESINGLE PARENTSDEATHDOMESTIC VIOLENCEMENTAL ILLNESSCHILD ABUSE/ NEGLECTILLNESSTEEN PREGNANCYWHAT CHANGES THE STABILITY OF THE FAMILYThe age and physical and mental condition of the child, giving due consideration to the child's changing developmental needs.The age and physical and mental condition of each parentThe reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of reasonable intelligence, understanding, age and experience to express such a preference.Any history of family abuseThe role that each parent has played and will play in the future, in the upbringing and care of the child.Child Custody Policies 63.2-912. Visitation of child placed in foster care. The circuit courts and juvenile and domestic relations district courts shall have the authority to grant visitation rights to the natural parents, siblings, and grandparents of any child entrusted or committed to foster care if the court finds (i) that the parent, sibling, or grandparent had an ongoing relationship with the child prior to his being placed in foster care and (ii) it is in the best interests of the child that the relationship continue. The order of the court committing the child to foster care shall state the nature and extent of any visitation rights granted as provided in this section.

FOSTER CARE 16.1-278.15. Custody or visitation, child or spousal support generally. B. In any case involving the custody or visitation of a child, the court may award custody upon petition to any party with a legitimate interest therein, including, but not limited to, grandparents, stepparents, former stepparents, blood relatives and family members. The term "legitimate interest" shall be broadly construed to accommodate the best interest of the child. The authority of the juvenile court to consider a petition involving the custody of a child shall not be proscribed or limited where the custody of the child has previously been awarded to a local board of social services.

EXTENDED FAMILY CUSTODY(CODE OF VIRGINIA)L.I.N.K. began as a grass-root organization in 2013, which aims to promote family stability by providing voluntary, informal, and neighborhood based services to parents, grandparents, and other caregivers of children.To address risk and challenges to the Hampton Roads families, L.I.N.K. and its community partners met with family experts in family services, visited model programs and reviewed the literature to determine how best to improve the lives of vulnerable families.

Mission StatementEncourage productive parenting skills.Sponsor classes provided by outside programsProvide counseling services for parents of at-risk childrenPromote interaction between parents and childrenFundraising programs that encourage parents and children to work togetherTeam Building programs for parents and children Decrease conflict in non-traditional parent-child relationshipFamily counseling services that promotes conflict resolution Seminars for non-traditional parents

Goals and ObjectivesSOCIAL WORKERS MUST WORK ON THE MICRO AND MEZZO LEVELS TO WORK WITH FAMILIESTO BE AN EFFECTIVE PROGRAM OUR ORGANIZATION MUST ALSO WORK WITH OTHER AGENCIES IN ORDER TO LINK OUR CLIENTS TO PROPER RESOURCESHOW DO SOCIAL WORKERS PLAY A PARTCities of :Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia BeachChesapeake Health ClinicHealthy Families PartnershipNorfolk Redevelopment and Housing AuthorityNorfolk State UniversityAnd many more

Linking UP12Key Informant Community ForumSocial IndicatorsNeeds AssessmentKey Informant(Interview) How does your organization assist families in need?Do you believe that parenting skills effect family stability?In what ways can your agency help our organization promote family stability?What resources do you feel are lacking for families in the Hampton Roads area?What policies do you feel effect family stability?

Community ForumWhat do you think is the number one problem with keeping families together?Do you feel non-traditional parents have proper rights?What do you feel you need from our organizations?What ways do you feel you can promote our organization in your city?How do you feel you can be an asset to our organization?

Social IndicatorsThe Hampton Roads region has the second lowest rate in the state for children under the age of 18 in foster care, with 3.5 children placed in care out of every 1,000 children in the region. The rate of abuse in the Hampton Roads region was 4.18 per 1,000 children, higher than Virginia's average rate of 3.37In 2010, the rate was 52.0 in Hampton Roads, while the state average was 40.2There are a number of situations that place children at riskParents who were abused as children themselvesTeenage parentsParental or family substance abuseParental depression, stress, or other mental health problemsFamily violence, such as intimate partner violenceUnemployment and povertyCommunity violenceFamily isolationLack of parental knowledge about child development and children's needsLack of caregiver support for dealing with children with disabilities or developmental delays

17Entrance Fee: $20.00 p/family

Time: 8 a.m. 8 a.m.

Description: 4 members of each family will compete in a 12 hour, nonstop line-dance competition. Whichever family is the last one standing wins a family vacation to Disney World for 3 days and 3 nights.

Rules: if one member of the family stops dancing, the whole family is disqualified. All members must keep dancing!

Purpose: to strengthen kinship bonds and teach them how to motivate as well as depend on one another, while teaching each individual that they are needed in their family. Family Dance Off: Linking the Lines!

Mother & Son Movie Night

Geared towards mothers and sons (young men age 13-18)Price: $6.00 per personWhen: Saturday June 22nd, 2013Movie starts at 7:00 pm. Price includes showing of movie as well as refreshments.L.I.NK3112 Beachmont Road Norfolk, VA 23504Telephone: 1-800-823-LINK

RollBounceJUNE 22, 2013COME OUT FOR A FAMILY SKATE NIGHT AT GREENBRIER FAMILY SKATING RINK

$7 PER PERSONINCLUDES A SMALL SODA AND A SLICE PIZZA

PROGRAMSVICTORY WITHOUT VIOLENCE:Class topics: parents learn to analyze their children's anger, how it impacts the family environment, and implementingpositive responses to anger with children of different ages.Building Better Relationships Class: Improving communication and intimacy in couples, development conflict resolution skills and establish priorities.GIGGLING GRADUATESDesigned for children ages 1-4 years old. An energeticplaygroup focusing on social skills and school readiness.

PREGNANCY TO PARENTHOOD:Childbirth class designed to calm fears and prepares you for the challenges and delights of parenthood.ARMS TO ADOLESCENTS(AGES 1-4)Class topics: normal childhood development, establishing nurturing routines, and positives discipline.(AGES 5-12)Class topics: creating family rules, encouraging appropriate behaviors, communicating effectively, and managing anger.(AGES 13-18)Class topics: communicating effectively, managing stress, handling anger appropriately, and developing negotiation skillsM.I.T.H.: Supportive environment for dads to discuss their parenting challenges and delights in fatherhood.

L.I.N.K. Lifting IndividualsNurturing Kinship

M.I.T.H. Treatment Group SurveyThis form is to be completed by all participants of the L.I.N.K. Organization.

Date of session or event___________________

Topic ______________________________

1.This session has been of value to me in the following ways: Please circle all that apply Recreationally Emotionally Educationally Of No Value 2.Do you plan to attend another group meeting? Yes or No Why?

3.What did you enjoy most about this session or event? 4.What did you like least about this session or event?

5.What are issues or topics that you would like to see addressed in future sessions?

6. How would you rate this session?____________ 4=excellent 3=good 2=fair 1=poor

Program Evaluation and Review Technique(PERT CHART)GoalResponsibilityDate GivenDate CompletedOrganization NameTracie Glover01-15-201301-22-2013BudgetJaquay Patton01-29-201302-05-2013Salary Information for budgetTiera Wright01-29-201302-05-2013Change NameTracie Glover02-05-201302-12-2013Goals and ObjectivesAshney Vann02-05-201302-19-2012

Statistics for Social IndicatorsEach Member02-05-201302-19-2013Contracts for Employees Ashney Vann02-12-201302-26-2013Interview Questions Each Member03-01-201303-08-2013Treatment ProgramsEach Member03-01-201303-22-2013NO ONE SAYS ITLL BE EASYPARTICIPATIONFUNDING LOCATIONTRANSPORTATIONMARKETING

ANALYZE THIS AND THATNAME ANALYSISTRACIE GLOVERJAQUAY PATTONASHNEY VANNFAIRNESSCOMMUNICATIONTIME MANAGEMENTACCOUNTABILITYTIERA WRIGHTCOHESIVENESSCOMMUNICATION

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Property BudgetOffice Space$2,715 Monthly (Utilities Included)Phone and internet bundle$114.99Monthly

ServicesSam's Club Membership$35YearC&C Cleaning Services$1,200.00Year

Office SuppliesQuantityPriceTotalDell Desktop Comuters X67$449.99$3,149.93Paper (5000 case)10$57.99$579.90Envelopes (500)10$31.99$319.90Xerox Copier (color/black and white)2$725.00$1,450.00Pens (72 pack)10$4.98$49.80High