SCAN: Preparing Parents. Protecting Children.
Sep12

SCAN: Preparing Parents. Protecting Children.

Since 1974 SCAN (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect), has helped eliminate abuse and neglect of children through family services, education and community partnerships in Northeast Indiana. SCAN believes every family has value. SCAN Programs: SCAN offers 8 prevention programs (with many families in more than just one program): Community Partners /Network is the largest program which offers one-on-one in-home case management and crisis intervention to help struggling parents have their children return back to their home. Healthy Families offers free support to Allen County families with newborns up to 90 days old (for up to 3 years). Daybreak Crisis Homes are free of charge and available to children living in Allen County, who are under the age of 11, and going through a family crisis. Family Connections help families going through or are already divorced. Education Services are free to children ages 3-18 and adults. This program offers workshops about preventing child abuse and neglect, bullying and gun safety. Read to Me supplies free new or gently used books to children ages 0-18. Statewide Quality Assurance/Technical Training is provided to 56 sites in Indiana.  Maternal Infant Early Child Oversight is provided to 10 sites in Indiana. Be SomeOne Now is a joint program with WorkOne Northeast which provides education and employment opportunities to individuals aged 16-21. SCAN also offers five restoration programs for families who are referred by the Indiana Department of Child Services and Juvenile Probation: Home-Based Casework Services provides in-home one-on-one services to parents to help them become nurturing competent parents. Visitation Facilitation helps to keep children safe and teach parents skills in coping with their children. Home-Based Therapy provides assistance while recovering from abuse in a family’s natural environment. Homemaker Services helps parents learn how to clean a home and care for a child. Intensive Intervention Team is a crisis response program focused on rapidly correcting problems that may lead to the removal of children from the home. SCAN Projects: The Joan Sherman Program started in 2011, in partnership with the Devereux Center, and further develops resiliency programs for children and adults who have experienced abuse and neglect; and works to prevent the cycle of abuse and neglect. Families engaged in SCAN’s Supervised Visitation program are invited to voluntarily participate. Parents learn to strengthen the ‘within’ protective factors of their children who are victims which will then increase their resilience. Evidence shows those children who have those protective factors with the external resiliency building supports are more successful academically, less likely to be in the criminal justice system and have fewer long-term mental and physical health problems. All of  which are to important to the success of ending the cycle of abuse and...

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Faces of the Fort – Jaclyn Goldsborough
Mar27

Faces of the Fort – Jaclyn Goldsborough

Jaclyn, we see your name all over the place; can you tell us what all you’re involved in here in the Fort Wayne community?  I’m a reporter with The News-Sentinel and have worked at various positions at Fort Wayne Newspapers for more than three years. As a Fort Wayne transplant, being a reporter has been a great opportunity to fully immerse myself in the Fort Wayne culture and community. It’s a great job to have when you’re a newbie in town. It also has provided me the chance to met great folks and share beautiful stories. I am also involved in Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. I joined when I first moved here as a way to develop personal and professional relationships. YLNI does absolutely amazing things for Fort Wayne and develops a culture that attracts and keeps young professional in Fort Wayne. I am also involved with two organizations called Earth Charter and Sustainability Indiana 2016. I learned about it while interning at NUVO in Indianapolis where my mentor taught me the importance of environmentalism and sustainability. As two statewide organizations, the leaders were looking for a Fort Wayne coordinator to help connect our environmental leaders and their endeavors with various groups and activists around the state to build an understanding and connect citizens. We meet once a month or so to update each other on project, talk about current events and have a drink. I am also have a deep love and respect for the Central Branch YMCA that helps promote healthy living and an active lifestyle.  How long have you lived in Fort Wayne and what brought you to the Summit City? I’ve lived in Fort Wayne for more than three years. What brought me here was a job, and right out of college that’s a huge blessing, but I never realized how much of a blessing living in Fort Wayne would be. Since I lived here, I have learned to love a lot about Fort Wayne. From the trails and parks to the downtown revitalization projects, Fort Wayne is the perfect size. I hate driving so I love the fact commutting is a breeze around here and I can even ride my bike anywhere I need to go. I also love the fact it’s a healthy and active the community. My large adopted lab/boxer mix Napoleon’s favorite part is the dog park. A job brought me here, but my love of Fort Wayne is keeping me here. Where are you from originally, and what are some of the similarities and differences between your hometown and Fort Wayne? I was born and raised in Elkhart, which...

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One Billion Rising Fort Wayne: Will You Rise?
Jan31

One Billion Rising Fort Wayne: Will You Rise?

Fort Wayne is often described as a big city with a small town feel. It’s a community that stands behind those residents who are pushing to make a difference. Whether it is starting your own business, taking part in a cause you believe in or putting on a local event, it’s a city that encourages individuals to try new things and make their dreams a reality. This is exactly what Lori Rose, Executive Director of Fort Wayne Trails, kept in mind when she decided to bring One Billion Rising, a worldwide campaign, to our city. One Billion Rising is a global movement to end violence against girls and women. It speaks to the statistical number of girls and women who will be impacted by violence or abuse in their lifetimes – one in three, which translates to one billion. The 2014 One Billion Rising campaign is described as: “a global call to women, survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often, do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.”   At the end of 2012, Lori Rose began researching the spectrum of violence and abuse. She was astounded that as a college graduate, coming from a healthy home environment, she had received so little education on these issues and on what healthy relationships and interactions really entailed. “I knew it was bad if a monstrous man, swinging a baseball bat, were to jump out of the bushes,” she said “but I had to Google terms like ‘sexual assault’ to realize that it wasn’t my fault when someone violated me while I was sleeping, for instance.” After realizing that she had been a victim herself, and deciding to heal, Lori wondered what stories everyone else was hiding and not healing from. As she began to talk with others, she realized that violence and abuse had no borders, affecting men and women of all ages and backgrounds. She also realized that that violence and abuse can take many forms, including emotional and verbal, and can happen to anyone, by anyone and at any time. During this time of becoming more informed and wanting to educate others, Lori ran across the One Billion Rising campaign and...

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