Family Resources

Family Resources in the Berkshires, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Lenox Public Schools to host youth marijuana use consequence event with Berkshire United Way

LENOX — Lenox Public Schools will host an event in conjunction with the  Berkshire United Way and the Berkshire Youth Development Project on March 19, at 7 p.m. at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School titled “Youth Chronic Marijuana Use: What’s the Big Deal,” The event will feature Rick Cresta,a clinical social worker and adjunct(…)

Berkshire County Arc launches youth mentoring program and is seeking volunteers

PITTSFIELD  – Berkshire County Arc has a new Youth Mentoring Program. Volunteer mentors provide guidance and support either one-on-one or in small groups to youth ages 14 to 25. The organization is seeking volunteer mentors over age 18 to participate in the program. Examples of activities in which mentors may participate include recreational activities, such(…)

Berkshire County Head Start is now accepting applications for 2014-15 school year

THE BERKSHIRES — Berkshire County Head Start provides free preschool for eligible 3 and 4 year olds, and registration dates are set for this week: March 11, 1-3 p.m.: Muddy Brook Elementary School, 318 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-0005. March 12, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Becket/Washington Elementary School, 12 Maple St., Becket. 413-623-6489. March 18, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside(…)

The Dalton CRA and partners kick off free READ and RISE program March 3

DALTON — The Dalton Community Recreation Association will host a READ and RISE program on Monday mornings during the month of March, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. READ and RISE is a free program for parents/caregivers to help their children prepare for reading, learning and life. Participants will learn fun strategies to nurture their child’s(…)

Child Care of the Berkshires is looking to enroll children ages 2 to 3 for Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program

Child Care of the Berkshires is looking to enroll children ages 2 to 3 for Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program

  PITTSFIELD — Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc., is seeking families to enroll in this year’s and next year’s Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program. The mission of Child Care of the Berkshires is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy. One way that is accomplished is through(…)

Free ‘Screen Time and Children’ class offered at Northshire Bookstore

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads, video games, television sets — how many hours does your family spend behind a screen? This Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m., the Northshire Bookstore will host an afternoon session where parents can learn about ways to connect with your children and reduce your family’s screen time. The(…)

Free parenting workshop offered at Berkshire County Head Start in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — As we all know parenting doesn’t come with a handbook, so any little bit of knowledge we can glean from others to help us along this tumultuous journey is usually much appreciated. Next Wednesday, May 15, Berkshire County Head Start is offering a helping hand with its free “Beyond Bossing, Begging and Bribing”(…)

GUEST COLUMN: A belated Autism Awareness Month post (How do I do it? Like any other parent does)

Note: April was Autism Awareness Month, and because the month seemed to fly by we are just getting this special guest post to you now. BY VERNETTA MARRA The conversations always start the same — with innocent questions. Do you have kids? How old are they? Then inevitably they ask a question which leads me(…)

Youth led UNITY Clothing Drive is underway

NORTH ADAMS — UNITY’s Youth Leadership Program (a service-learning initiative of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition) is currently holding a clothing drive to benefit local agencies and organizations through Monday, May 13. Donation boxes can be found at Mount Greylock Regional High School, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) and the Northern Berkshire YMCA. Gently used,(…)

Fairview Commons and HCIB to hold joint presentation on caregiving, community resources

GREAT BARRINGTON – The AARP estimates that a quarter of American households contain someone caring for an older relative or friend while at the same time supporting their own children, working and building a career. Given all of these responsibilities, stress is inevitable. HospiceCare in The Berkshires will present “Squished – Life in the Sandwich(…)

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