Nancy Spargo to Present on Early Childhood Screenings at AlignSTL

On March 7 and 8, 2018, EducationPlus in conjunction with Ready by 21 will host the AlignSTL Conference at UMSL. St. Louis Center for Family Development CEO Nancy Spargo will co-present alongside Sanaria Sulaiman, Director of Project LAUNCH, about early childhood screenings for social emotional development. Spargo is the Chair of the Health and Mental Health Committee …

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Preparing Your Family for an Adoptive Sibling

If you are preparing to adopt a child, you probably already have an inkling of how daunting a process it is — and just how rewarding it will be. It’s important, however, to remember that all members of your family are preparing to welcome a new child into their home, and some may struggle to …

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10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

For some people, the winter months are a welcomed time of year associated with festive holidays, snow days and family gatherings. But for others, this time of year might not be the season of Yuletide cheer. While mood changes, low energy and an increased appetite may just be a result of the cold weather, the symptoms …

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Ms. Spargo interviewed by National Public Radio about Immigration Service Provider Network

Nancy Spargo, CEO and Co-Founder currently  leads the Immigration Service Provider Network as an initiative within the social impact efforts of St. Louis Center for Family Development. The Immigrant Service Providers Network (ISPN) supports the foreign born and their families in the St. Louis region by increasing community resources, advocating for inclusive policies and services, …

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STLCFD CEO, Nancy Spargo presenting at Empower Missouri

Please join our CEO, Nancy Spargo, at the annual conference for Empower Missouri, Changing the Story: From Trauma to Hope on October 6 and 7 in Kansas City, Missouri. Nancy will be presenting a pre- conference institute entitled Rewriting the Trauma Narrative.  The conference will feature two national leaders in the field as well. http://empowermissouri.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Save-the-Date-2.pdf

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Confronting Childhood Trauma in Neighborhoods of Poverty and Color

More than 70 community professionals ttended the forum, “Confronting Childhood Trauma in Neighborhoods of Poverty and Color” on Feb. 29 at Vision for Children at Risk. The forum was presented by the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council. The program began with viewing of the “Wounded Places” segment of “The Raising of America” series, describing childhood trauma and toxic stress. The video …

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Confronting Childhood Trauma Program on February 29

“Confronting Childhood Trauma in Neighborhoods of Poverty and Color” Program will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Vision for Children at Risk, 2433 N. Grand Blvd., 63106 (at North Market). There will be a documentary viewing and discussion of “The Raising of America” episode: “Wounded Places” as well as follow-up to November’s …

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Give DV The Boot!

St. Louis Center for Family Development supports the Women’s Safe House in giving domestic violence the boot on October 20, 2015.

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STLCFD’s COO, in conjunction with Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri, will be discussing Borderline Personality Disorder in response to the film Welcome to Me.

STLCFD’s COO, in conjunction with Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri,  will be discussing Borderline Personality Disorder in response to the film Welcome to Me.  Description: Film-showing and Discussion Welcome to Me CEUs available Join us on Tuesday, November 3 as we use film, clinical presentation and discussion to understand Borderline Personality Disorder and treatment. Ryan Lindsay, LCSW and …

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New groups helps immigrants, refugees find their way to services in St. Louis

Many organizations in St. Louis have made a concerted effort recently to be more welcoming to refugees and immigrants. But that doesn’t mean that when people get here they have an easy adjustment. That process should be made easier, some say, with a new effort called the Immigrant Service Providers Network. The group, announced Tuesday at …

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COLLEGE ESSAYS: College essays help teens confront past, plan future

ST. LOUIS – Right about now, aspiring high school seniors across the country are undertaking the vexing task of writing college essays. Some will write about excelling in sports. Others might write about a trip or volunteer job that changed their outlook on life, all in an effort to show word-weary admission officers something vital …

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Archetypes: Nancy Spargo

An interview with Nancy Spargo, executive director at St. Louis Center for Family Development, LLC. Nancy considers herself a “builder” as she supports individuals and creates strong, healthy families through her work at St. Louis Center for Family Development. This family-centered social justice advocate is also an adjunct faculty member at Washington University’s Brown School …

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Collaboration Introduces Medical Students to Community Health Needs

First year medical students from both SLU and Washington University Schools of Medicine participated in a successful workshop on May 20 that introduced Trauma Informed Care and helped students develop skills in patient interviewing regarding the impact of toxic stress on their health. The workshop was co-sponsored by the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN). …

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