Encouraging Kids Family Resource Center is a private nonprofit, 501c3 organization that began as a way for us to do what we love. Our vision is to create peaceful families and communities by providing current, trauma-informed research and information to those who interact with our kids at home, in school, and in our communities.
We work with a very diverse population. We strive to be culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and incorporate the latest research on brain development, therapeutic methods and strategies.
*We are an NJ DCF approved provider
There is no single job as important and demanding as parenting. Our failure to give parents specific training for their very difficult job seems based on the belief that if you are a human being you should know how to raise one.
We believe parents DO have the ability and motivation to raise physically and emotionally healthy children with adequate support and information. Our programs encourage parents to be critical thinkers and advocates for their children, themselves and their families. When you know better, you do better.
Providing a safe, warm, nurturing environment for learning, socialization, and the free sharing of ideas is paramount for us.
From parent education classes, workshops, & parent coaching to education advocacy, professional development, and social / recreation programs for children of all ages and abilities; we can help.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.