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05 Nov

Beech Acres Parenting Center Receives Generous Grant From the Scripps Howard Foundation

Beech Acres Parenting Center is grateful to the Scripps Howard Foundation for their generous grant of $10,000 designated for our Family Emergency Fund. The Family Emergency Fund helps address basic needs that many of the families we serve face, including shelter, transportation, clothing, and food. Thank you to the Scripps Howard Foundation for your extraordinary generosity! ABOUT THE SCRIPPS HOWARD FOUNDATION The Scripps Howard Foundation (www.scripps.com/foundation), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the philanthropic arm of The E.W. Scripps Company. With a special commitment to...

18 Jul

Equip-A-Kid

Can you believe it is already time to start thinking about back to school? While we take time to appreciate the beauty of summer we’re also hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year. We serve 1000’s of students, their parents, and families in several school districts and individual schools in the Greater Cincinnati area through innovative, comprehensive programs like Beyond the Classroom and The Character Effect™ aimed at serving the whole child. Many of the parents we serve are focused...

21 Jun

Beech Acres Parenting Center Recognized By Anderson Township For 170 Years of Service

On June 21, 2019, during a meeting of the Anderson Township Board of Trustees, Beech Acres Parenting Center was formally recognized for 170 years of service to parents, families, and children in the greater Cincinnati area. The board issued a proclamation declaring Tuesday, June 25, 2019, as Beech Acres Parenting Center Day in Anderson Township which was graciously accepted by President & CEO Jim Mason.  ...

14 Jun

This Summer Build Your Child’s Strengths With These Fun Activities!

Summer vacation is here! Are your kids already bored? We’ve got you covered with some easy, fun summer activities that you can do each week. The best part is these activities allow you to recognize and build on your child’s strengths. If you haven’t already taken the VIA Survey of Character Strengths, you can get started here. Then you can download and print activity sheets for June, July, and August and work on recognizing your child’s strengths...

13 Jun

Beech Acres Parenting Center Restores Historical Ledger

Last year we worked with Ohio Book Store to restore and rebind an important piece of our history. This ledger contains the names of over 3000 children who lived at Beech Acres when we were first an orphanage and later a residential facility. Of course, these days Beech Acres Parenting Center is focused on serving parents, families, and children where they are, such as in schools and pediatric offices, but it is fun to acknowledge...

10 Jun

Honoring Board Members Peter A. Alpaugh and David T. Wallace, Esq.

This year Peter Alpaugh and Dave Wallace, two passionate, dedicated parents will be stepping down from the Beech Acres Parenting Center Board of Directors. Combined, Peter and Dave have served Beech Acres for nearly 20 years! Each of them possesses a real passion for service and for parenting which led them to serve on the board. Their individual strengths, wisdom, and leadership provided tremendous insight and value over their years of service. Peter A. Alpaugh Peter Alpaugh has been involved with Beech...

10 Jun

“I Matter” A Tribute to Sharon James

Earlier this year the Beech Acres Parenting Center family was shaken by the sudden passing of Sharon James, a beloved and cherished member of our community since October 2001. Sharon James was a loving mother, sister and aunt, a skilled and caring parent coach, respected co-worker, and a much- loved friend. Sharon dedicated her life to helping parents raise children. Whether it was through her work with divorced parents, which was her true passion, new parents, blended families, families in...

03 Jun

#ParentingWin

Parenting is tough! Sometimes it can be difficult to know if what you’re doing is the right thing. That is why it is so important to celebrate every #ParentingWin. What’s a #ParentingWin? You know, those little moments when you feel like you’ve done something right as a parent. Those small victories that have you saying to yourself, “Self, you’ve earned that Venti Iced Carmel Macchiato!” Those winning moments that earn the #ParentingWin hashtag on your social media feed.  Wins...

16 May

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Every day millions of people live with a mental illness. This includes one in five adolescents, 13-18 years-old. A new, national Children’s Mental Health Awareness Study we conducted this year offers insights into the evolving perceptions and practices of parents regarding the mental health of their children. The study shows that acceptance of mental health as a key factor of overall health is becoming increasingly mainstream among parents. During the month of May, we have the...