Christians As Family Advocates

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CAFA

 

It’s beginning to look, smell and sound like Christmas. That is good and we all enjoy those experiences. However, what most people would really like to experience is to FEEL like Christmas. To feel HOPE, HAPPINESS, GRATITUDE AND PERSONAL PEACE is not an experience that is easy to come by.

As is true with so many of the character traits, there is an irony in experiencing them. For instances, as soon as you describe yourself as humble, you are close to having an aroma of pride. It is also true that an experience of gratitude will often come when one is empathic with someone else’s pain.

Feeling Christmas often comes as a result of contributing to another’s joy.

We would like to both “Thank You” for partnering with CAFA in our opportunities to contribute to the efforts of others to live more successfully and INVITE you to partner with us in 2018 as we continue to help others as we acquire new knowledge to share and learn new skills to teach.

CAFA’s mission is, “To make a safer place for children by equipping the adults in the children’s lives with the skills to honor, listen, understand and influence the children to make wise choices and for both adults and children to be equipped to live HOPEFUL, GRATFUL, PEACEFUL, ENJOYABLE and PRODUCTIVE LIVES.”

CAFA’s focus on accomplishing this mission will be to concentrate on four of our programs. SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN (our families in crisis program), KID’S CONNECTING (our supervised visitation program), TIP’s (our parenting program) and growing our Naji Tokatly neurofeedback program.

Christmas reminds us that all that is wrong in the world provides an opportunity to connect with and support one another. The reality is that lightening one another’s load is what allows us to feel like Christmas. It is the One whose birthday we celebrate, Jesus, who carry’s our fears that allows us to help carry other’s pains and problems                            

“The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight”.
                                                        O Little Town of Bethlehem

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Christians As Family Advocates has been offering mental health services to Lane County, Oregon for 20 years.  Licensed and Master's level therapists work with clients toward mental health goals as well as share their expertise in the fields of domestic violence intervention, child abuse prevention, and parenting by providing education and training with the goal of creating a collective impact in our community.

The Naji Tokatly Neurofeedback Center is Now Open!

CAFA is excited to announce the opening of the Naji Tokatly Neurofeedback Center. The center opened in the summer of 2016 and includes 5 new neurofeedback machines and additional training for therapists. Neurofeedback is extremely helpful for clients experiencing anxiety, depression and behavioral issues and has been used for children experiencing ADHD or Autism. CAFA is so thankful for the generosity of the Tokatly Family.For more information click here.

 

CAFA Program Highlights:

True Insight Parenting Strategies: TIPS is a FREE10-week parenting series that focuses on attachment, proven and successful problem solving, play, and connection to solidify parent-child relationships. Each series is held in a local church.

To secure your spot please click this        link.https://goo.gl/forms/KnK6a09AicrTazZG3

For additional information and resources visit our TIPS website at https://www.trueinsightparent.com

 

Individual, Couples & Family Counseling: Therapists are available to work with clients toward mental health goals including anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, relationships, PTSD and much more.
Kids Connecting, Supervised Visitation Program; Provides a safe, comfortable, non-threatening and conflict-free environment in which children can spend time with their non-custodial parent while a visitation monitor is present to ensure the visit is safe and to assist in making the visit more enjoyable.

 

Neurofeedback: A state of the art, therapeutic training tool that can be used to improve a variety of health conditions including addiction, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), autoimmune dysfunctions, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), attachment disorder, behavior disorders, seizure disorders, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Tourettes syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, stress and sleep disorders, learning disorders, anger disorders, sports injuries and many others.

 

Outgrowing Power, Anger & Control (OPAC): Professionally led groups for men and women who use anger and control abusively in relationships and desire to change.  OPAC is a State approved Batterer Intervention Program.
Many more groups and activities are available. Visit our Services or Groups pages for more information.
 

CAFA's Partners

CAFA is very grateful to be partially funded by private and corporate foundations and trusts as well as public grants who have chosen to invest in our mission: making a safer place for children. We also partner with numerous agencies and organizations in Lane County to help serve the needs of individuals and families. To learn more about agencies working toward the goal of making a safer place for children and of reducing child abuse in Lane County, please visit our Partners page at http://cafaweb.com/content/naji-tokatly-neurofeedback-center.