Friday 's Child Is A Non Profit Program

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For my Family Service Report, I met with and talked to Katie Conklin, Director of Services for the program Tuesday’s Child. Tuesday’s Child is a non-profit program that is operated out of DePaul College Prep. The program was established as a means to help parents with children ages 18-months to 6-years-old who are experiencing behavioral issues. The training is completed with both parent and child, and done with one-to-one peer assistance––with each family being paired with their own counselor. The individualized attention ensures that each family is given the appropriate amount of assistance to problem solve their specific needs. Tuesday’s Child’s mission statement is as follows: “Tuesday’s Child enables families to thrive through positive parent training, inclusive behavioral classrooms and support services. Our proven model impacts home, school, and the community.” With the majority of their student population ranging from ages 4-6, many of the behavioral issues that are seen at Tuesday’s Child are challenges such as children who are unable to take “no” for an answer, struggles with mealtime or bedtime, or difficulties in childhood peer interaction. The source of these behavioral issues ranges from diagnosable disorders such as autism (although Tuesday’s Child does not serve as a diagnosis center) to less specific issues with children who are verbal and smart, but don’t fit into behavioral norms. Regardless of what category the children might fall into, Tuesday 's Child
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