Crittenton Receives Donation from Wheeling Island Racetrack & Casino

Crittenton Receives Donation from Wheeling Island Racetrack & Casino

"We are continually honored and touched by the generosity of the business donors in our community. Wheeling Island Racetrack & Casino's gift reflects the spirit of giving that comes with the holiday season," said Martha Wright, Director of Development at Crittenton.

Crittenton to Host Third Annual Founding Father's 5K Trail Race

Crittenton to Host Third Annual Founding Father's 5K Trail Race

Crittenton's Founding Father’s Trail Run/Walk is a unique event that offers a challenging off-road running and walking experience.  The scenic 3.1 mile groomed course winds through some of WV’s most spectacular hiking trails at Grand Vue Park, beginning and ending adjacent to the Red Barn. The event takes place on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Walk-in registration begins at 8:00 a.m.  Race time is 9:00 a.m.

Wellspring Family Services Appoints New Leader in Huntington

Wellspring Family Services Appoints New Leader in Huntington

April Fetty, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), has been named the new site director for the Wellspring Family Services office in Huntington, WV. Fetty brings nearly twenty years of experience in behavioral health to her new position. Her previous experience includes an emphasis on substance abuse treatment for women. Fetty earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Marshall University. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC). 

Crittenton CEO, Kathy Szafran on Staying Resilient for WV's Children - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Crittenton CEO, Kathy Szafran on Staying Resilient for WV's Children - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

"To tackle the challenges, we have to be resilient. Resiliency is what keeps us able to survive and adapt, what keeps us strong and flexible to meet the needs of our state’s children. Resiliency is what we strive to build in our kids so that they can be successful and healthy, in spite of the hardships they are facing."

Wellspring Family Services Hosts Free Parenting Education

Wellspring Family Services invites families in the community to attend free Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™ classes. The program is designed for parents of toddlers and young children up to 6 years of age. The curriculum focuses on reducing whining, arguing, frustration, bedtime hassles, struggles over eating, morning craziness, and more. Childcare, workbooks, and refreshments are provided. Transportation assistance may be available.

Tom Bowman, LSW, a case manager in the Weirton Wellspring office, will be the facilitator for the classes. The classes provide practical techniques that help parents achieve respectful and healthy relationships with their children. The skills are easy to learn, change lives, and raise the odds of raising responsible kids.

 The Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™ classes will begin on Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 pm, located at the Weirton Wellspring office, 3200 Main Street. There will be 6 class sessions. To register or for more information, call the Weirton Wellspring office at 304-748-3768.

The project is funded by a mini-grant awarded by the TEAM for West Virginia Children. Funding for the mini-grants is provided with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined federal funding sources.