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June 24, 2022

4 Steps to Make a Family Preparedness Plan 

The last thing many of us want to think about are disasters that could impact our families—however, the best way to handle the unexpected is to […]
June 17, 2022

Why Preschool Matters for Your Child’s Development

For decades, the benefits of attending preschool have been widely studied by experts—and research has continued to find that preschool not only gives young children a […]
June 10, 2022

Tips for Preparing for PCS Season in Onslow County 

For most children, the start of summer means glorious weeks of playing outdoors, attending summer camps, and spending time with friends and family. But for military […]
June 3, 2022

Guns N’ Hoses Event Shatters Fundraising Records for CAC

With new twists on the course and an enduring commitment to children, the 2022 Guns ‘N’ Hoses golf tournament shattered fund-raising records and left organizers pondering […]
May 27, 2022

The Best Exercises to Reduce Your Child’s Anxiety 

If your child shows symptoms of anxiety, they’re not alone: one in every five children will experience some kind of clinical-level anxiety by the time they […]
May 20, 2022

3 Tips to Help Your Child Cope with Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the biggest mental health challenges that many children face today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five children […]
May 13, 2022

Why Children’s Mental Health Matters

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! Earlier this month, we wrote about children’s mental health —and what it means to nurture your child’s mental health throughout their […]
May 6, 2022

Children’s Mental Health Week: What is Mental Health for Children?

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week and Mental Health Awareness Month and we’re diving deep into early childhood mental health—including what it is, why it matters, and […]
April 29, 2022

Children’s Emotional Health Series: Teaching Your Child Healthy Body Boundaries

For many children, teaching bodily autonomy and boundaries at an early age results in an empowered child—one who feels confident in setting boundaries, saying “no,” and […]
April 27, 2022

Find the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Child in Onslow County 

Onslow County is home to a number of enjoyable and educational summer camps for children and teens. Although it may feel like summer is still far […]
April 22, 2022

Multidisciplinary Team Serves as the Heart of CAC Approach

This is part of an ongoing series featuring community members and organizations that partner with One Place and its Child Advocacy Center to fight child abuse. […]
April 15, 2022

Month of the Military Child-Serving Military Families at One Place

Home to two military bases, Onslow County boasts a large military population. In fact, more than 140,000 active duty and military family members reside in the […]
April 8, 2022

Bringing the Five Protective Factors to Life

The Strengthening Families Five Protective Factor Framework is an international initiative that aims to develop and enhance five specific characteristics (called protective factors) that help keep […]
April 1, 2022

Week of the Young Child 2022

The needs of young children and their families have increased in recent years, and we know now more than ever about the importance of children’s earliest […]
March 25, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about Preschool

It’s March and the 2022–2023 Onslow County Preschool Application is now open! Our preschool programs serve more than 700 children in both public and private sites […]
March 18, 2022

Free (and Low Cost) Spring Break Staycation Ideas

With the winter blues fading away and spring break plans on the horizon, we’ve prepared a list of some of our favorite ways to spend the […]
March 11, 2022

Emotional Health Series: 3 Ways to Teach Your Child About Emotions

Helping children build a vocabulary about how they feel has a tremendous impact on their entire lives. As a parent or caregiver, you can integrate learning […]
March 4, 2022

March is a Great Time to Grab a Good Book and Read with your Child

This is part of an ongoing series featuring community members and organizations that partner with One Place and its Child Advocacy Center to fight child abuse. […]
February 25, 2022

5 Reasons Why Early Head Start Sets Children Up for Success

One Place provides several early education programs that support children through their first 2,000 days, including Early Head Start, a federally-funded program designed for low-income families. […]
February 18, 2022

How Social-Emotional Skills Develop in High-Quality Preschool Programs

Beyond the ABCs and 123s, a child’s social-emotional health is absolutely critical to the long-term trajectory of their lives. When social and emotional health is prioritized […]
February 11, 2022

February is Family Support Awareness Month

Family Support Awareness month celebrates ways in which family support services such as home visitation and parent education can strengthen the Five Protective Factors for children […]