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.  

Longtime FCS Supporter Jenny Hovermill Named ​Vice President of Governing Board of Directors

  This month, FCS appointed longtime supporter Jenny Hovermill as Vice President of the Board. Jenny, a board member since 2013, is an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Division Office of the Attorney General. A big part of her interest in and appreciation for FCS stems from her work in the criminal justice […]

New Bel Air Photo Exhibit Shines Light on Those Who Are Sometimes Overlooked – The Aegis

The photographs in the “Portrait of Care” exhibit at the Liriodendron Gallery include one of Bernard Redd, 68, a client at the Children and Family Services Medical Adult Day Care Program at Harford Community College. (Photo Courtesy of Irna Jay) Every person has a story to tell; some have more opportunity to share theirs than […]

Baltimore Non-Profit Receives $2 Million Grant to Aid Crime Victims – WBAL-TV

FCS

A Baltimore-based nonprofit has been awarded a $2 million state grant to assist families impacted by crime in the area. Family and Children’s Services (FCS) received the grant, which will be distributed over two years, through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention through the Victims of Crime Act.  

Adult Day Care Helps Keep Senior Citizens Active – The Baltimore Sun

Adult Day Care

Photos from a visit to the adult day care program at Harford Community College provided through Family and Children’s Services of Harford County. (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF / Baltimore Sun) Ninety-something-year-old Bill Herr typically needs two people to help him walk – with a walker, but he was cutting up a rug last week […]

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