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Thank you for a safe place to visiting my son since birth and thanks for telling me how good of a job I am doing with my child :-)! Plus thanks for being nice to me and my daughter when she was visiting her even though I have no problems with visiting her :-)!.

I would like to thank you for all your services as I was going through the progress of reunification with my daughter.  Not only did you give me hope, you gave me a safe place to visit. My journey started with FNC January 2013 my child has now been home since December 2013 and I have full custody. Thanks for all the help getting to where I am today.

We had the new show "Kids on the Block bullying" at our school this week for grades 2-5, and it was excellent! The children loved the new puppets, the script was very kid-friendly and the bullying topics that were covered encompassed all forms of bullying, showing the children that it can be done by any child, girl or boy and what to do when it happens and who to tell. Bullying is becoming such a problem now, starting early in a child's school career, and this program was a great tool for us to use to help the children understand what it is, what it looks like and what to do when it happens. I would recommend it for any school. We were very impressed, and will definitely have them back next year! Thanks so much!

I think this TIC TOC group has been a beautiful experience. I wish that I had learned of this program BEFORE tragedy struck in my family. I would recommend that everyone who has children attend the 12 weeks of this program to learn the red flags just in case it is happening to your family members.

This program is heaven sent. God bless everyone who donates to this program.

I am writing to express my appreciation for the great job Gail (VISITS Coordinator) is doing. My two boys have supervised visitation with their father every week. I am so thankful for the Family Nurturing Center. Thanks to all of you at Family Nurturing Center for making an unpleasant situation pleasant.

I think that the court system where I work in Boone County and Kenton County would be lost without the service that VISITS provides. There is no other facility in our community that is provided this needed service. In each instance where I have been involved with the use of the VISITS program, the services have been highly professional, feasibly priced for the families and wonderful.

We were fortunate to discover Family Nurturing Center when our first child was an infant. The birth - three class saw us through biting incidents, temper tantrums and power struggles while forming the basis for a consistent approach to the day to day parenting challenges.

Four years later our second child benefits from that same foundation of nurturing principles as we continue to stay connected with the nurturing philosophy through the "Nurturing II Aftercare" Program.

As a clinical psychologist who frequently conducts child custody evaluations, visitation evaluation and assessments of adult and juvenile male sex offenders, I find the Family Nurturing Center's service to this community to be of the utmost importance for the children and families they service. Their primary goal is to protect and advocate for the psychological well-being of children.

Their service is professional, thorough and fully committed to ensuring that the children are not only protected but also are able to preserve a healthy and nurturing attachment to a parent who may have acted inappropriately or offensively. This service is not only of the utmost importance to our community but also to the well being future generations in this community.

The Family Nurturing Center does a wonderful job providing services to individuals and their families.. The Tic Toc group and the VISITS program are two of the most frequent referrals that our office suggests to clients and to the courts.

The professional approach, ease of service access, clearly defined programs and focus upon children has been refreshing and has earned the respect of the professionals and clients in the community.

The CAMPS program was my first real experience where dedicated, bright people really wanted to help unselfishly. Does this program really work? The answer is a resounding YES. It brought respect and manners to a teenager who once could not respect her stepfather. CAMPS brought understanding to a stepfather who could not relate to his stepdaughter.

The program even managed to greatly improve the relationship I curently have with my son. This was no accident. I assure you that the dedicated people who got involved for the sole purpose of helping others improve their lives daily was entirely intentional.

My opinions were not easy to change. Only after having attended the CAMPS program did I find that there is help out there for the first time ever.

Out of sight, not out of mind. We've been thinking about each of you and because of you, we are a better family. Thanks for sharing your knowledge in such a loving way.

The Family Nurturing Center has been an excellent resource for the families we serve. They truly believe in a collaborative effort and hae demonstrated on numerous occasions their willingness to work with the Cabinet for Families and Children on specific cases and on community based endeavors.

Last week I was sitting at my dining room table looking at my calendar. I realized that there was only a couple of weeks left of TIC TOC. I am not embarrassed to say that tears came to my eyes. This group has been the only thing I have had for support. There have been several times when I felt like I could not get through another day and then I would tell myself that TIC TOC is only a few days away.

It is a relief to be able to talk to others who can relate to what my family is going through. When sexual abuse hits home you feel like you are all alone on another planet with absolutely no one else to talk to or cry with. If you need a shoulder to cry on you know at TIC TOC it will be there for you. My son has looked forward to Monday nights as well. I think it has given him back a sense of security and self-esteem.

Family Nurturing Center provided excellent training in "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect" for Redwood's Therapeutic Child Care staff.

After twenty years in childcare I found FNC's in-service to be the most in-depth, thought-provoking and poignant discussion of child abuse issues I've heard. FNC's presenters make a difference in the way staff members view and respond to the needs of others.

After I received my Masters degree in Counseling in 1993, I became a NPP facilitator. I had been a single parent of two daughters for many years. The changes that I made as a parent during that time were phenomenal and really provided a framework which exists 11 years later!

My youngest is now a Ohio University senior majoring in Psychology. In many of her class papers she reminises about how the use of "choices and consequences", "praise" and the "family rules on the refrigerator" formulated the positive young woman she is today. All three of us are still greatful to the Family Nurturing Center of Kentucky! Thank you!

“My child was totally against coming, but from the second meeting she was talking openly and willing. I feel you give hope to families. Good Work!”

“I believe that the Tic Toc program makes a big difference in the lives of the abused children and their lives by getting everything out in the open so the road to recovery can begin.”

“It has been very helpful in helping to sort out feelings and recognizing my needs to get assistance. I also was able to learn how to assist my daughter in her struggles as a victim of sexual abuse. I also learned more about sexual abuse."

“It has made me realize I am not the only one in this situation. And there is help for you if you really want it. You are not alone. I have learned a lot about sexual abuse. Hopefully it has helped me to help my children and myself. Thank you all for being here.”

My adult daughter, granddaughter, and I completed a 13-week program in December of 2009. We didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into!

I stepped in to help my daughter with my granddaughter for a period of time. It was a stressful time for us all but I am so blessed to have been able to help. The classes the Family Nurturing Center provided helped pull us tighter together.

The lessons taught were right on point and the caring of the facilitators was heartwarming.

Our last class was filled with tears at the likely hood that we would never cross paths with our facilitators again. My granddaughter was so sad when the time with her new friends drew to a close.

I have the greatest respect and admiration for the wonderful women and men that take time to share their lives and experiences all in an effort to help guide and cheerlead us through turbulent times or just in helping us to enhance and bond tighter as families. My experience has inspired in me a desire to get involved and nurture other families, heal wounds, mend the broken pieces and provide tools to create strong families, just has been done for my family.

Thank you and God Bless. There is a special place for you all in my heart