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Compass Mark’s Family Services Advocate program has been available in Lancaster County for the past four years and beginning in March, it is now available to serve children and caregivers in Lebanon County. The Family Services Advocate program identifies, supports, and advocates for the unique needs and rights of children whose parents are incarcerated, and…

Childhood trauma can stem from many sources within our homes and in the community, and children can experience it in many forms, including physical or sexual abuse; neglect within the family; or scary events in the community such as school shootings, natural disasters or violence. When a child’s developing brain is under constant stress, the…

When one or both parents are incarcerated, children and caregivers face unique challenges, from making sure the child’s basic needs and emotional needs are met, to maintaining appropriate connections between the child and his or her parent(s). This situation can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate for adults, let alone for children. The Family Services…

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