November 2017

  • November is National Adoption Month. There are many children in the United States who are waiting to be adopted. If you are interested in learning more about adopting a child or teenager, click here.
  • Isabel Dobrin of NPR writes about what parents can do to protect their child from identity theft. Click here to read more.
  • Claudia Wallis of The Hechinger Report shares research about how using gestures in lessons helps children learn. To learn more about the research and view a video of learning math with gestures, click here.
  • Common Sense Media has developed new guidelines to help parents establish healthy media habits for their children. Visit their website to see the full guidelines to learn more.
  • Felix Finkbeiner was only nine years old when he decided to do something about climate change. Now he has a group dedicated to planting one million trees in every country. Click here to read more.
  • Lisa Smith is the mother of seven children. Two of her children have special needs. Autism Speaks asked her to write about what motivates her to be a great caregiver. Read her story here.

Oakland 100th Anniversary

of serving the diverse needs
of the children and families of Oakland.

Oakland FRC Timeline Handout

CHS opened the CHS Northern Office and Receiving Home in 1917. Over the past 100 years,
CHS Oakland has adapted its programs to best serve the families of Oakland. While programs have
changed, CHS’s commitment to Oakland families has remained strong. In 2014, CHS Oakland moved
to the Eastmont Town Center and opened the Oakland Family Resource Center, a one-stop stop
for families looking for support.

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125th Anniversary

In 2016, CHS celebrated 125 years of building brighter tomorrows for children and families. Founded in 1891 as an adoption agency, CHS has continued to adapt to the changing needs of the community. Today, CHS is a thriving agency that strives to reach out to children and families at risk to provide a wide array of services to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

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