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Day of Friendship

Categories: Mental Health
Day of Friendship As we age, there is a tendency to shed family and friends which can hurt our mental and physical heath. Higher levels of social interaction can have a high payoff for elderly folks. On International Day of Friendship, celebrated on July 30th, Family Matters is challenging our community to befriend a senior. …

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Mental Health Open Houses

Categories: Mental Health
One invaluable aspect of mental illness treatment is having a strong support system. With more than 75 program directors, clinical managers, therapists and intake coordinators on staff, Family Matters Mental and Behavioral Health team is always here to help. We enjoyed two fun evenings with our Oxon Hill and Washington D.C communities doing all things …

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Staff Spotlight: Natasha Corbin

Categories: Other
Natasha Corbin is the Nurse Care Manager at Family Matters of Greater Washington. She graduated with a nursing degree from Drexel University and currently resides in Virginia. At Family Matters, she works with the adult population by promoting a better lifestyle. “It’s rewarding when you actually start having dialogue with consumers,” explained Natasha. “Especially when …

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Parents’ Day

Categories: Child Welfare
“Behind every child who believes in themselves is a parent who believed first” – Matthew Jacobson In 1994 President Bill Clinton established Parents’ Day for recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children. This special day, celebrated on July 23rd, is a monumental time to strengthen our community. Family Matters …

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Celebrating Hug Your Kids Day

Categories: Child Welfare
“A silent hug means a thousand words to the heart” Hugging purely makes you feel good. Whether it’s a simple squeeze or a big bear hug, there are plenty of reasons why parents should embrace the act of hugging their children. Research has concluded that children’s development, including how the cope with stress as adults, …

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