Essay on Family Matters Child Abuse Prevention Center

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Family Matters Child Abuse Prevention Center
Family Matters Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been created to prevent child abuse and neglect among children and youth in the state of Maryland. The mission of Family Matters is dedicated to improve communities by providing families with solution base interventions and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect (The Family Tree, 2014). Founded in 1972, Family Matters provides services such as parent education, parent support groups, supervised, and child and youth development programs to eliminate existing psychological and developmental issues stemming from child maltreatment. Family Matters is also a parental supervision visitation center which allows parents to visit their child who does not live in the same residence.
Family Matter in collaboration with the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene (DHMH). The board consists a president, vice president, executive director, five department managers, three service coordinators, 29 employees, front desk receptionist, and seven interns. Family Matters receives funding from both public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Behavioral Health System of Baltimore, Department of Social Services (DSS) and Department of Mental Health and Hygiene (DHMH), Baltimore Crisis & Response Center, Kennedy Krieger Family Center, and Catholic Charities are several organizations that fund services at Family…

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