Beech Acres

11 Jun

My Kid May Be A Cyberbully! What Should I Do?

You recently discovered some inappropriate, mean, or hurtful comments directed at other children on your child’s phone. What will you say? Cyberbullying, a form of bullying or harassment using digital contacts such as texts, email, or social media, is a growing concern for parents. The influence of technology on our culture has never been greater. Kids are using digital devices at an earlier age and are spending much more time in front of them. The ubiquitous use of digital technologies has made...

11 Jun

Beech Acres Parenting Center Named Top Workplace In Cincinnati For Fifth Straight Year!

Beech Acres Parenting Center is thrilled to be named one of Enquirer Media’s Top Workplaces in Cincinnati for a fifth consecutive year! Last year Beech Acres ranked 11th out of 40 companies and organizations recognized in the midsize category. This year we were pleased to be ranked 3rd in midsize organizations receiving special recognition at an event last week at Rhinegeist Brewery!  “Our employees live our values every day; values of Collaboration, Growth, Inclusion, Integrity, and Quality….. and in so...

06 Jun

Six Tips For Online Bliss

Here are six quick tips to help you and your children get on the same page about screen time. Establish Some Simple Ground Rules Start by setting up some simple rules for everyone to follow. These can include no phones during meal time, no screens a half hour before bedtime, or no computer time until after homework is complete. These basic rules should reflect your family’s values and correspond with any established routines. Utilize your family’s strength of teamwork by working together...

25 May

Foster Care Appreciation Dinner May 18, 2018

Last Friday evening Beech Acres Parenting Center hosted our annual Foster Care Appreciation Dinner. The event was held downtown at Nicholson’s Backstage Event Center. Parents were invited to dress up, enjoy a nice dinner, and be recognized for all of the amazing things they do. 120 parents attend the event and enjoyed delicious food, great conversation, and good community.  Community is an important part of all we do at Beech Acres. Our foster care team works hard to make...

24 May

Effective Strategies For Parenting During Therapy

Raising kids is extremely fulfilling. Parents told us so in a recent survey. It can also be very challenging (they told us that too!) Add in the complexities of a mental health diagnosis and many parents wonder how to deal with the “day to day” parenting challenges while their son or daughter is in therapy.  The first thing to remember is a mental health diagnosis is just like a physical diagnosis. Your kid is still your kid! If your...

10 May

Nearly Half Of The Kids In The United States Have Experienced At Least One Trauma In Their Lives

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. A new report released last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) includes some sobering statistics on the mental health of our nation’s youth. The report, Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences, indicates that nearly half of the kids in the United States, a staggering 46%, have experienced at least one trauma in their lives. Trauma, as defined in the report, includes a variety of...

07 May

Jim Mason Receives 2018 Virginia Colson Award for Service to Families and Children

Jim Mason, president & CEO of Beech Acres Parenting Center, is the 2018 recipient of the Virginia Colson Award for Service to Families and Children by the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA). The award recognizes Ohioans who advocate for quality services for children and their families. Congratulations Jim! Thank you for your tireless advocacy for kids and families!  Read the press release here. ...

01 May

May Is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month! There may never be a “perfect” time to become a foster care family, but there may be a “right” time. The need for loving foster care homes is at a 20-year high. Every day more kids need a place to be safe, to be loved, to just be. Beech Acres Parenting Center prepares you for welcoming a child into your life with excellent training and matching programs. Our support goes beyond our incredible staff...

01 May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Every day millions of people live with a mental illness. This including one in five adolescents, 13-18 years-old. Last year we surveyed over 600 parents in the Greater Cincinnati area and discovered that their #1 parenting concern was “understanding kid’s mental health issues”. During the month of May, we have the opportunity to raise awareness of mental health and work toward removing the stigma associated with it. Join the conversation on Facebook...

27 Apr

Superhero Design Company 2018 Recap

I solemnly swear to only use my powers for good. That I will use my cape to comfort others, protect those I love and remind the world of my strengths. I pledge to be a hero, the best I can every day. With this pledge, thirty kids were recently “transformed” into superheroes thanks to Beech Acres Parenting Center and ArtWorks Cincinnati. The “Super Hero Design Company” pairs kids receiving services from Beech Acres with youth apprentices from ArtWorks. “It was very nice....