Family and Children’s Services Names Ron Bunce Chief Operating Officer

  Family and Children’s Services (FCS) is proud to name Ron Bunce as its chief operating officer. Bunce assumed the role effective August 1, 2017. As COO, Bunce will lead FCS’s overall business strategy and daily programmatic operations while supporting CEO F.T. Burdenin the development and operation of programs, financial management strategies, policies and procedures, fundraising, and community engagement. […]

Family and Children’s Services Garners Three-Year Accreditation from CARF International

L-R: Katie Cashman, Deputy Chief, Program Operations; F.T. Burden, CEO; and Nan Workinger, CFO, display FCS’s certificate of accreditation from CARF International.  Family and Children’s Services (FCS) is proud to announce this week that the agency has been issued national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for three years for the following programs […]

Family and Children’s Services Names Jennifer Redding Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services

  Family and Children’s Services (FCS) has appointed Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services. Redding brings with her more than 20 years of combined counseling, social work, and case management experience, including a nearly eight-year stint with FCS in multiple roles. In her new position, Redding will be responsible for the administrative, management, and […]

Family and Children’s Services Partners with Local Children’s Board of Howard County to Launch Building Youth Resiliency Program

Youth in Baltimore

Family and Children’s Services (FCS) has partnered with the Howard County Office of the Local Children’s Board to launch the Building Youth Resiliency program, an initiative aimed at identifying disconnected youth and children of incarcerated parents whose physical and mental wellbeing are at-risk. The program seeks to intervene in these cases and match this vulnerable population with basic […]

Family and Children’s Services to Host Inaugural Family Zoo Day, May 21 at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Family Zoo Day

BALTIMORE – Family and Children’s Services (FCS) will host its inaugural spring fundraiser, Family Zoo Day, Sunday, May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. All proceeds from the event will benefit FCS’s children’s initiatives, including its Healthy Families and Family Stability programs. Tickets for the event are $50 […]

Children and Sexual Abuse: A Common and Often Hidden Problem

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and it is an issue that is deserving of our attention. We’re always shocked and saddened to hear that a young child or teenager has been sexually abused. It’s your classic “I never would have expected…” type of scenario. However, unfortunately, the sexual abuse of children is more common […]

Woman Seen in Viral Child Abuse Video Arrested – WJZTV-13

Woman Slapping Child

A Baltimore County woman has been arrested after police say she was seen in a video beating two of her children in an attempt to get her husband’s attention. Rachel Marie Pietro, 26, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault and second-degree child abuse. She is being held without bail.