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Director Victoria Jamison authored an op ed explaining the vital importance of Kinship care to support children in need across our community.  TheCincinnatiEnquirer – Victoria Jamison – Kinship – 20230831


The With All Families prevention team participated in the Most Valuable Kids Reds Experience.

10 of our kinship families were able to experience the Reds game on 6/21; this was an end-of-the-year event to thank our families for all they do! More on Spectrum News.


Beech Acres Parenting Center to move to Downtown Cincinnati. Download the Cincinnati Herald article here.


Beech Acres Parenting Center, the parenting agency with more than 170 years of service to children and families of Greater Cincinnati and 160 employees, will relocate by October to a new centralized headquarters on the edge of downtown. Read more in Movers & Makers.


Say Cheese Photo Booth Rental Cincinnati to provide a photo booth for our upcoming Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner! Thank you to Say Cheese Photo Booths for supporting this event!


Treating Children, Coaching Their Parents:

The Parent Connext™ program in Cincinnati, Ohio, integrates social services for families into pediatric care visits.

Download this paper.


Say Cheese Photo Booth will be live at our employee Holiday Jingle and Mingle event! We will all come together for one last time in 2019 to celebrate our collaboration, teamwork and the holiday season. Say cheese!


Congratulations to the Lammers family who recently adopted their 7th child! Check out their story on WCPO. 


Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy in the West End is expanding The Character Effect™. Read more in the Western Hills Press.


Marie and Todd Smith from Wilmington recently received thanks from Beech Acres Parenting Center for providing more than five years of foster care service. To mark National Foster Care Month, the Smiths and other foster families were recognized during a ceremony in downtown Cincinnati sponsored by The TQL Foundation. More in the Wilmington News Journal.


Jill Huynh, Beech Acres Parenting Center Vice President of New Business Development and Jennifer Zimmerman from Bi3 appeared on Local 12 to discuss the positive impact Parent Connext™ is having on parents and families in the Greater Cincinnati region. Watch here.


Beech Acres Parenting Center hosts annual Foster Care Appreciation Dinner at a time when state representatives call for more funding for child welfare. More from Local 12.


The Erlanger/Elsmere board of education recognized partners recently after seeing an improvement in year-end test scores. The board credits its partnership with Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc. for their new learning program, The Character Effect™More from The River City News.


United Way shortfall has real-life implications. Read more on Cincinnati.com.


Beech Acres Parenting Center President & CEO Jim Mason appeared on 55WKRC this morning with Brian Thomas to discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on children’s services, the need for loving foster care homes, and the upcoming Hamilton County Children’s Services Levy. Listen here.


Beech Acres Parenting Center President & CEO Jim Mason discusses the effects of the opioid epidemic on the social services system with 700 WLW’s Scott Sloan. Listen here. 


Beech Acres Parenting Center, which is among the Cincinnati Foster Care Collaborative that partners with Hamilton County Children’s Services, is seeing clients with an average age of 4. Just eight years ago. the average age was 11. Read more on cincinnati.com.


Grandma Cozy provides gifts baskets and hope for local families. More on WCPO.com


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. Read the press release.


Beech Acres Parenting Center president and CEO Jim Mason was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, March 14, to present to members of Congress and their staffs about the impact the opioid epidemic is having on the children, families, foster parents and organizations who make up the larger child welfare system. He shared specific recommendations to stem the rising tide of children whose futures are at risk due to the largest epidemic of its kind in our nation’s history. https://beechacres.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Jim-Mason-presents-on-Opiates-Impact-FINAL.pdf


Beech Acres Parenting Center President and CEO Jim Mason appeared on WVXU with Founder and CEO of Civic Enterprises and Vice Chair of the Service Year Alliance at The Aspen Institute John Bridgeland. Jim shared Beech Acres Parenting Center’s approach to working in schools locally and some of the specific progress being made in Cincinnati Public Schools. http://wvxu.org/post/increasing-high-school-graduation-rate


The Scripps Howard Foundation is again “Giving light. Changing lives” through its literacy campaign – this time, by giving books to children in need across the nation today, on National Reading Day.

Now in its second year, the “If You Give a Child a Book …” literacy campaign has distributed more than 100,000 books to children. The campaign is a partnership of the Foundation, employees of The E.W. Scripps Company and members of the Scripps family. Beech Acres Parenting Center was the recipient of a portion of this campaign through WCPO.


Mayerson Academy, in partnership with Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc., is pleased to welcome international experts to Cincinnati this year to share their world-class thinking on positive psychology and positive parenting.

Raising Positive Children: Global Author Series is designed for parents wanting to nurture positivity in children for immediate and life-long impact. Parents are encouraged to attend one or more sessions to hear the messages of hope, strength, confidence, mindfulness, and resilience. Dr. Lea Waters, author of The Strength Switch appeared on the Scott Sloan show on 700 WLW discussing raising strong children. Listen to the appearance here.

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Mayerson Academy, in partnership with Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc., will welcome four international experts to Cincinnati in 2018 to share world-class thinking on positive psychology and positive parenting.

The global author series, called “Raising Positive Children,” is designed for parents wanting to nurture positivity in children for immediate and life-long impact. Parents are encouraged to attend one or more sessions to hear the messages of hope, strength, confidence, mindfulness and resilience. Download the press release here.


Beech Acres Parenting Center President and CEO Jim Mason, Vice President of New Business Development Jill Huynh and School-based Services Supervisor Cheryl Riley joined Mark Heyne on 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati to discuss the results of our Cincinnati Parenting Survey. http://wvxu.org/post/top-parenting-concerns-among-cincinnati-families#stream/0


President and CEO Jim Mason joins Lincoln Ware on Star 64 to discuss to discuss Cincinnati Parenting Survey. http://star64.tv/community/cincinnati-issues/cincinnati-issues-october-29-2017


Jim Mason appears on the Scott Sloan show on 700WLW to discuss top parenting concerns. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/Scott-Sloan-On-Demand-20785494/episode/the-scott-sloan-show-10-16-17-28558829/


Beech Acres Parenting Center’s, Cincinnati Parenting Survey shows Cincinnati parents are concerned with kids’ mental health. http://local12.com/news/local/survey-shows-cincinnati-parents-worry-about-kids-mental-health 


Cincinnati Parenting Survey shows that children’s mental health is the #1 concern among parents. https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/10/11/no-1-worry-cincinnati-parents/751503001/