Author Archives: FCS

Target Groping Suspect Sought – Jennifer Redding Provides Insight On WBAL Channel 11 News

Our very own, Jennifer Redding, Deputy Chief of Behavioral Health Services, was featured during a news broadcast by WBAL channel 11.  She provided valuable advice for those who are victims of assault.  Below is a copy of the article on the WBAL website: ABERDEEN, Md. — Aberdeen police are seeking the public’s help to identify a […]

FCS Staff Celebrate Milestone-Accomplishments at Holiday Party

Last week, FCS concluded 2018 by extending our heartfelt thanks to our incredible staff who make our community stronger, brighter and safer every day of the year. Our staff holiday party provided us with an opportunity to reflect on accomplishments, participate in professional development regarding customer service, and enjoy each other’s company. We also celebrated […]

Family and Children’s Services Partners with Police to Implement the DART Program

Left to right: Bel Air Police Chief Charles Moore, Jennifer Redding, Deputy Chief of Behavioral Health Services, Family and Children’s Services, D/CPL Matthew Gullion, Bel Air Police Department, and Joe Ryan, Director, The Office of Drug Control Policy (Bel Air, Md)  In an attempt to break the cycle of addiction, Family and Children’s Services has […]

F.T. Burden and Jennifer Redding Radio Interview on Mix 106.5 Baltimore

Nathan Scott interviews F.T. Burden and Jennifer Redding on Mix 106.5 Baltimore.  They talk about how Family and Children’s Services is now a licensed Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, and provide more information about the upcoming Baltimore Beefsteak event on Friday, October, 12th. Listen to the interview below:  

FCS Has Sponsored the Harford County Trauma Institute’s Fifth Annual Conference

Harford County Trama Institute is proud to present their 2018 Keynote Speaker: ​ Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., PhD. Senior Fellow at ChildTrauma Academy ​ Dr. Perry is a pioneer in treating childhood trauma and is the author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Born For Love.  Bruce D. Perry is an American psychiatrist, […]

Eight Inspired Young Mental Health Advocates You Need To Know About

If there’s one thing 2018 has taught the world, it’s that we shouldn’t underestimate today’s youth. You’ve probably heard that they’re organizing for gun violence prevention, defending LGBTQ rights, and defining global feminism. What you may know less about is the new generation of activists raising awareness about mental illness and developing innovative solutions to […]

Perfectionism Among Teens Is Rampant

I’ve spent the last two years talking with parents about the unprecedented stress and anxiety plaguing their adolescents — nearly half of whom, according to recent studies of college students, report feeling “overwhelmed by all I had to do.” Our conversations often end with parents expressing a mournful wish: “I just want her to be […]

Advice on Talking to Someone with Suicidal Thoughts…from Someone Who’s Had Suicidal Thoughts

January 3, 2018 – During the fall of 2009, each day began in the exact same way: I would be wide awake at 2:00 a.m., nervously shifting around in my bed. As the minutes ticked by and the window gradually gave way to sunlight, I became increasingly consumed with fear. What was this terrifying thing […]