How Marathon County Is Helping Protect Its Staff from Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)

Marathon County Government leaders have taken an active role in educating and supporting staff on the topic of Secondary Traumatic Stress in an effort to help protect the physical and mental health of employees most at risk for developing STS. Marathon County leadership is open to sharing its STS information, policies, and educational materials with individuals and employers. (Click the title to read more…)

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Sheriff’s Office Leads 1st Annual “Shop With a Cop” Initiative

In December 2018, 50 children in need from across Marathon County participated in the 1st annual Shop with a Cop event. Employees from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office shopped with the children and selected a special toy or gift for each child and then shopped for basic necessities for the child’s family. Go on a visual stroll through the aisles with some uplifting kid-cop pairs, and find out how to support this brand-new holiday initiative. (Click the title for details.)

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Just Trying to Figure It Out

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Get helpful insights as to why domestic violence victims often stay in — or return to — abusive relationships (when it seems illogical or even self-destructive) from Jane Graham Jennings, Executive Director of The Women’s Community. Plus, learn about an upcoming, local workshop discussing the neurobiology of trauma and the victim/survivor experience. (Click the title to read more…)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Day On” Helped County Employees Serve Our Community EVEN BETTER!

See highlights of the county-wide MLK Day On’s events & learn about new community programs & resources you may not be aware of. (Click the title for details…)

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On-Site Therapists & Other Supports Implemented in 4 Pilot Schools to Meet Students’ Growing Mental Health Needs

In January 2018, a fourth pilot site — Weston Elementary — will be added to help connect area children and adolescents to needed mental health services. (Click the title for the full story…)

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How to Thank Families Who Open Their Homes & Hearts to Children in Need

Marathon County Department of Social Services would like to thank each and every one of our local foster parents and their families for being an essential piece of the puzzle in our child welfare system — keeping children who are not able to remain in the home of their parents safe and loved. (Click the title to be inspired by our foster care families here in Marathon County…)

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Help Educate Others & End Domestic Abuse via The Women’s Community #ButterflyEffectChallenge

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Executive Director Jane E. Graham Jennings provides some shocking statistics on the significant impact that violent homes have on children. Download a #ButterflyEffectChallenge Kit to help support The Women’s Community. (Click the title to read more…)

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A Demonstration of Integrity :: Rochelle Monday Saves Small Child from Danger on Grand Ave.

Rochelle Monday couldn’t believe her eyes when she spotted a tiny girl wandering all alone on a busy street with cars speeding by at 35 mph. She decided to stop her car and alert the authorities to help this unaccompanied girl. Could this happen to YOUR child? (Click the title to read more…)

November Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month :: See How You’d Score on This 5-Question Alzheimer’s Quiz

Did you know that Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States? Take our 5-question quiz to raise your awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. (Click the title to take the quiz…)