Mental Health Matters

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Community Partners, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, mental health

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    Mental Health Matters

    About one in seven women will experience some type of mood or anxiety disorder during pregnancy or through the first year postpartum. While depression and anxiety are common, pregnant and postpartum women can experience a myriad of mental health conditions, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and, in rare cases, psychosis.

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    A Father Finds Healing in Faith While Incarcerated

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, New Beginnings, Criminal History, Parents

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    Finding healing in faith while incarcerated

    Cory Tipton doesn’t make any excuses but admits his lack of adult guidance led him down the wrong path as a teen.

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    Nurse-Family Partnership Empowers Young Families

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Dianna Tolentino was referred to Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® program by her OB in 2013.

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    From Burma to Indy: A Young Mother Perseveres

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Language Barrier, Parents

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    Grace is a typical 5-year-old who likes to play dress up and watch cartoons on YouTube. She’s healthy, has lots of friends and has hit every developmental milestone since infancy. She’s eager to start kindergarten. Each of these things is a small miracle given that her mother’s journey to Indianapolis began 20 years ago and more than 8,000 miles away.

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    Mother and Daughter Graduate High School Together

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    “If I do it, then you have to do it, too.” These were the last words Courtney Messer had said to her mom, Misty Weikel, before they both enrolled at The Excel Center in August of 2013.

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    Thanks to A Mother's Encouragement

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Julio Chavira posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Parents

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    Returning to school can have a big impact on someone’s life. Julio Chavira found himself in the Juvenile Detention Center realizing he didn't want to continue down the road he was going. 

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    Southern Indiana Welcomes First Nurse-Family Partnership Baby

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, Southern Indiana

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    Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) pairs mothers pregnant with their first child with a registered nurse for ongoing home visits aimed at supporting mothers and families in providing the very best start for their children during the earliest, most developmentally critical years. NFP is an international, community health program, widely researched and recognized for increasing health care access and improving health outcomes.

    Goodwill’s NFP expanded its reach in southern Indiana in early 2017 and our first baby was born in November.

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    First Nurse, First Baby and First of the First-Time Moms

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Marissa Emerson posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Parents

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    Nurse-Family Partnership®'s humble beginning more than six years ago seems like a distant memory. But not for Unique Johnson, her son Ezra and their nurse, Marilynn Berry-Stamm.

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    Mother of Four Prepares to Graduate from The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier, Parents

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    Born in California, Leticia Ibarra finished middle school before her family relocated to Mexico.

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    Single Father Making School a Priority

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in The Excel Center, Education, Criminal History, Parents

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    When someone struggles with being in and out of the criminal justice system, it can be difficult to break the cycle. For many of these individuals, education becomes a solution to make that happen. Cortez Adkins, 23, enrolled at The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, in 2017 seeking a change in his life.

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