Beech Acres Parenting Center has served children and families
in Greater Cincinnati for 160 years. With a mission of Strengthening Families for
Children, our programs are based on the guiding principle that
parents, and other dedicated adults filling that role, all want the best for
their children, and all need education, support and guidance in raising their
children to achieve their unique potential.
We connect parents to resources, tools and support, peers and experts
so they can enhance their parenting knowledge, skills and capabilities. We
strive to help parents identify, nurture and guide the best in themselves and
Mental Health for children and families; Expert Coaching; Peer to Peer
Mentoring; Parenting Education; Treatment Foster Care; and Professional
Development. To find out how we can support you and your family, call us at
Talking to Your Kids about Tragedy
It can be difficult for parents to know what to say to our kids about a tragedy such as what transpired in Newtown, Connecticut. The most important thing is this: We have to talk, and listen, to our children about what happened. Here are just some ways that Beech Acres Parenting Center can help:
Become a Foster Parent with Beech Acres Parenting Center
"It’s about your future and what you choose to do from this day to the rest of your life."
- Ann, Beech Acres Foster Parent
Foster Parenting is one of the most rewarding things you can do in life. As a Foster Parent, you can help foster hope, growth and change the course of a child’s future. Making the commitment to foster parenting helps nurture stronger children, builds a better community, and lays the foundation for a brighter future for all of us.
Click here for more on foster parenting with Beech Acres Parenting Center.
PBS documentary features
Beech Acres Parenting Center
Parents, this documentary will help raise awareness of the struggles your teens are facing. Please take the time to watch the program and then take the time to connect and strengthen your relationship with your children.
Cry for Help, an hour-long PBS documentary that aired April 29, 2009 is based on the struggles some adolescents have with mental illness, depression and suicide. It included a segment on how some parents are starting early and building an intentional, strength-based relationship with their children with the help of Beech Acres Parenting Center.
In the documentary, Edie Magnus highlights the efforts of two high schools to identify adolescents at risk. Hamilton High School in Ohio and Clarkstown North High School in New York have both been affected by teen suicide and have launched powerful new programs to prevent future tragedies.
The program features Beech Acres’ Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an innovative therapy model, and includes comments from President and CEO Jim Mason on ways parents can connect with their children from an early age.
Follow this link to watch a brief highlight online:
Cry for Help Highlights (7 min.).
Follow this link to watch the full documentary online:
Cry for Help (60 min.).
Click here to learn more about
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.