Community Conversations: A Podcast by ACH Child and Family Services
What is Felt Safety?

What is Felt Safety?

July 31, 2020

What is Felt Safety? ACH’s Nick Little shares how this idea cultivates trust with the youth we serve who have experienced trauma from abuse and neglect.

Applied at ACH, Felt Safety is a strategy from TCU’s Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.

Part 2: Mohammed, Homeless in High School

Part 2: Mohammed, Homeless in High School

July 24, 2020

From sleeping on park benches to entering foster care, Mohammed’s journey continues at the Morris Program, ACH's transitional living program (TLP). Follow the story of a resilient teen, wise beyond his years, thriving after receiving help from ACH.

Every gift can help our community’s homeless and foster youth feel safety, love, and hope: https://achservices.org/donate-now/

Improving Outcomes for All Youth—A Panel Discussion

Improving Outcomes for All Youth—A Panel Discussion

July 2, 2020

A group of panelists from all corners of ACH candidly discuss how we care for LGBTQ+ youth in and around Fort Worth.

LGBTQ+ youth are a vulnerable population, often susceptible to self-harming behaviors, homelessness, family and societal rejection, and other harmful situations. Our agency believes supportive and caring adults can create positive outcomes for all youth experiencing abuse, neglect, and residual trauma.

We'll also discuss the importance of accepting foster parents. Our team is here to help walk you through becoming a foster parent: https://achservices.org/foster-care-adoption/foster-care/

Part 1: Mohammed, Homeless in High School

Part 1: Mohammed, Homeless in High School

April 29, 2020

From sleeping on park benches to entering foster care, we follow the story of Mohammed—a resilient teen, wise beyond his years, thriving after receiving help from ACH’s Youth Emergency Shelter.

Every gift can help our community’s homeless and foster youth feel safety, love, and hope: https://achservices.org/donate-now/

Become a Hands-on Hero and Give Monthly!

Become a Hands-on Hero and Give Monthly!

April 15, 2020

Become a Hands-on Hero to our kids and families by giving monthly. Providing a gift they can count on can change the lives of those struggling in our community during this pandemic.

Learn more about the impact your donation can make as monthly-giver: https://achservices.org/monthly-giving/

ACH COVID-19 Resources: https://achservices.org/covid-19-resources/

Lena Pope’s Barbara Clark-Galupi Talks Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lena Pope’s Barbara Clark-Galupi Talks Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 31, 2020
 To kick-off Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, we welcome child abuse prevention advocate and long-time ACH supporter, Barbara Clark-Galupi. With 5,536 reported cases of child abuse and neglect last year in Tarrant County alone—and with COVID-19 impacting the nonprofit community—learn how you can help by visiting https://bit.ly/silenceendshere
 
Stories of Safe Place

Stories of Safe Place

March 20, 2020

Staff tell personal stories of trafficked, homeless, and runaway youth they’ve helped through Safe Place, a national program that ACH locally administers in Tarrant County. Learn how our programs work hand and hand, along with Fort Worth police, to care for youth in our community.

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Become a Safe Place Ambassador

Become a Safe Place Ambassador

March 18, 2020

Are you passionate about creating a world where all youth are safe? Safe Place Ambassador are volunteers committed to increasing awareness and education of the Safe Place program.

Questions? Contact Safe Place Coordinator TJ Wright at Timothy.Wright@ACHservices.org.

Apply to become a Safe Place Ambassador here: https://achservices.org/safe-place-locator/

Safe Place Minisode

Safe Place Minisode

March 11, 2020

What do Quick Trips, public libraries, and ACH have in common? They’re all Safe Place sites! ACH’s TJ Wright explains how this national program provides immediate help and safety for Tarrant County’s youth. We'll have more from the rest of our team next week!

The Safety Net of SIL

The Safety Net of SIL

February 7, 2020

Supervised Independent Living programs like the LIFE Project at ACH, are often a safety net for young adults (ages 18-21) in extended foster care. ACH’s Nick Little expands on how programs like these prepare them for the “real world.”