LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug10

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. ThinkGeek Grand Opening in Fort Wayne! Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. It’s your one stop shop for all things geek, and now they’re opening in Fort Wayne with a day full of giveaways! Stop by and see what they have to offer. Opening Reception Middle Waves Poster Show + Rachel Von Friday, August 11 at 6 p.m. Check out the designs of local artists and hit up the CS3 cash bar. Fleet Feet Sports Vintage 5K Saturday, August 12 at 8 a.m. It’s Fleet Feet’s Birthday! Help them celebrate, Old School style! Pufferbelly 5K and Kids Fun Run Saturday, August 12 at 8 a.m. Another fun run on Saturday, head out to Salomon Farm Trail where there will be plenty of things for the whole family to do! Arts United Center and Exhibition Tour Saturday, August 12 at 2 p.m. It’s a combined tour of the exhibits you don’t want to miss! Environmental Advocate Training – Fort Wayne Saturday, August 12 at 2 p.m. Learn how to effectively advocate for our environment. Bands On The Banks 2017 Saturday, August 12 at 5 p.m. Food, brew, and bands. In the spirit of things, choose a form of transportation to the event that’s not a car. Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt – Fort Wayne Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m. Use your detective skills to solve a murder mystery, all during a fun scavenger hunt! Facebook Live: Dermatology Monday, August 14 at 6 p.m. Parkview will be taking your skincare questions live. Watch and interact straight from your living room, and have all your skincare questions answered. Eclipse Info and Safety Tips Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. Learn how to safely observe the eclipse and how to make a DIY pin hole projector. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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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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