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May 2018: SPCC Society for the Protection and Care of Children receives funding from NYS Office of Children and Family Services to fund Healthy Families Monroe Program:

The Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) has been awarded the Healthy Families New York contract to serve the County of Monroe. The program is funded by the NY Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and MIECHV-The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting.

Healthy Families is a voluntary Home Visiting program for expectant and new parents. The goals of the program are to promote positive parenting skills, parent-child bonding and interaction, prevent child abuse and neglect, promote optimal prenatal care and child health and development and enhance family self-sufficiency.

Based on the Healthy Families America model, trained professionals use a strengths-based approach to service provision and provide intensive in-home services until the child enters school or Head Start. It is an evidence-based program where research demonstrates the critical importance of early life experiences on children’s health and development. This program will target several zip codes in Rochester, which have a record high of premature births and low birth weights, along with an infant mortality rate that is double the County average.

Services include educating families on parenting and child development; connecting families with medical providers for prenatal/well-baby visits and immunizations; assessing children for developmental delays; and helping families access community referral resources and services.

The Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) is a local non-profit who has been selected to administer the program in Monroe County. SPCC's mission is to provide the best opportunities for a bright future by respectfully partnering with children and their families, advocating for their health, well-being and safety, and working to heal and strengthen relationships. Healing the past, nurturing the future.

Lisa Butt, SPCC President and CEO says “The Healthy Families Monroe program is the perfect fit for SPCC’s menu of services. SPCC serves over 7,000 individuals annually in our Family Trauma Intervention Program, Teen Age Parent Support Services, Supervised Visitation, Therapeutic Visitation, WIC and WIC Vendor Management programs. The services that Healthy Families provides and the method of delivering services will have a great impact on the community.”

April 2018: Registration is OPEN for our 31st Annual Children's Classic Golf Tournament, on June 4th at Midvale Country Club! Click HERE for details.

January 2018: SPCC Clinical Director featured on 292 Baby

Take a minute to click here and listen. Sarah Fitzgibbons LMHC, MT-BC, IMH-E® spends some time sharing from her experience as a mom & daughter, and her expertise as a practitioner, on the topic of Infant Mental Health with a focus on Ghosts/Angels from the Nursery and infant/toddler stress. A great listen for anyone that is a parent or who works with young children and their caregivers!

12/5/17: Our 2017 Angel Party was a great success! We raised a record $15,000 thanks to the generosity of our supporters! The proceeds from this event will brighten the holidays for the children and families SPCC serves, as well as through the coming year. Thank you to all who supported the event by attending and donating!

11/1/17: Registration for our 2017 Angel Party is now open! Click *HERE* to register by November 22nd!

10/12/17: Registration for our Infant Mental Health: Theory to Practice training is now open! Click *HERE* for more information.

9/7/17: Now available: Our 2016 Annual Report is available online *HERE* .

8/3/17: Now available: Our Summer 2017 WIC newsletter is available online *HERE* .

3/30/17: Registration for the 30th Annual Children's Classic Golf Tournament is now OPEN! For more information on sponsorship and player opportunities, Please click *HERE*. To register online, Please click *HERE*.

12/20/16: Please join us for a Guest Bartender Benefit Event on Tuesday, December 20th at 7pm at the Cottage Hotel in Mendon. Proceeds benefit SPCC. Please click *HERE* for more information.

11/07/16: SPCC is proud to be a Community Partner for this film showing at this year's High Falls Film Festival! Please click *HERE* for more information.

11/02/16: Wanted: a few good bears! We are hoping to find a company or community group who would be kind enough to hold a Teddy Bear drive or fundraiser to help us stock this year’s Agency Teddy Bear Trees with plenty of cuddly buddies for the children in our programs. Please click *HERE* for more information.

10/31/16: Registration is now open for the 2016 Angel Party (December 5, 2016 at Restaurant Good Luck)! Click *HERE* for the invitation and click *HERE* to register online!

8/3/16: **PRESS RELEASE** Through a generous, three year grant from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, SPCC's TAPSS (Teen Age Parent Support Services program) has expanded, and will be able to serve annually 60 additional pregnant and/or parenting adolescents who are under 22 years old throughout the City of Rochester and the County of Monroe.

6/22/16: Join us for the Summer Solstice Yoga Festival in Highland Park on Sunday, June 26! SPCC is once again honored to be the beneficiary of this fundraising event.

3/28/16: Registration is now open for our 2016 Golf Tournament (June 6, 2016 at Midvale Country Club)!

12/3/15: SPCC held our annual Angel Party at Midvale Country Club. For the first time, this was a co-ed event and featured a craft beer tasting as well as a wine tasting. Many thanks to Clarice Lazary and her planning committee for all their hard work and efforts to make this a successful event! We raised over $7,000 and provided gifts to more than 500 children this holiday season. With thanks to Wendy Didas for donating photography services for the event. Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page here: http://tinyurl.com/AngelParty2015pics

9/21/15: **PRESS RELEASE** Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced a unique and cutting-edge partnership with SPCC. We are thrilled to provide child-focused services through our visitation programs to children who find themselves in the foster care system.

4/24/15: SPCC celebrated our 140th anniversary with a sold-out event at ARTISANworks. Many thanks to all who attended and helped us make it a night to remember! Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page here: http://tinyurl.com/SPCC140thphotos

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