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Small Moments

I think back fondly on memories of baking cookies with my mom and siblings each holiday season as a child. The cookie cutter sugar cookies, fudge, peanut brittle and Christmas wreaths made from corn flakes …

I think back fondly on memories of baking cookies with my mom and siblings each holiday season as a child. The cookie cutter sugar cookies, fudge, peanut brittle and Christmas wreaths made from corn flakes with red hots for berries, adorned the plates we handed out. The plates of goodies were then taken to the local police and fire stations for first responders to enjoy.

That tradition of holiday baking continued in my household as growing up all three of our girls helped me bake a variety of Christmas cookies and candies that we shared with our neighbors and others.

What I didn’t realize, as I baked each year with my mom and then my daughters, was that I was creating small moments.

It wasn’t until I had an opportunity through Hands of Hope to focus on primary prevention that the big picture became clear to me.

My mom and then myself were not only creating memories, we, were also creating a safe, stable, and nurturing environment.     

Young children experience their world through their relationships with parents and other caregivers, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and their caregivers provide a buffer against the effects of potential stressors such as child abuse and neglect or other adverse childhood experiences and are fundamental to developing healthy brain architecture,” the CDC said.

The small nurturing moments also shape the development of children’s physical, emotional, social, behavioral, and intellectual capacities, which ultimately affect their health as adults. As a result, promoting safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments can have a positive impact on a broad range of health problems and on the development of skills that help children reach their full potential.

Safety, stability, and nurturing are three critical qualities of relationships and environments that make a difference for children as they grow and develop. They can be defined as follows: 

  • Safety: The extent to which a child is free from fear and secure from physical or psychological harm within their social and physical environment. 
  • Stability: The degree of predictability and consistency in a child’s social, emotional, and physical environment.
  • Nurturing: The extent to which children’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs are sensitively and consistently met. 

When a child is surrounded by safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments it may help to reduce the occurrence of child abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences.

To encourage parents and caregivers to provide those small moments for their children, Hands of Hope has put together what we call a Small Moment’s Deck of Cards. Each deck of cards has 52 no cost and low-cost activities that a child and parent or caregiver can do together with the child.

Some examples of activities include drawing a picture of where you live, turn up the music and sing and dance together, take a walk or bike ride in your neighborhood or writing thank you notes for workers at your school.    

For anyone who would like a deck of small moments cards, you can reach out to Hands of Hope at 765-664-0701 and make arrangements to pick them up.

It is Hands of Hope’s way to provide a tool for the community that will enhance protective factors and work to end domestic violence which is ultimately the goal of Hands of Hope.

For more information on the importance of safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments see: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/ essentials.html  

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As of January 18, 2023, Grant Blackford Mental Health and Family Services Society, two organizations that merged in April 2022, rebranded under the unified name Radiant Health.

We’re excited for you to meet the new us, and to get a chance to help work together on the new you.

How we help.

When you’re in the middle of it, addiction can feel like a dead-end road. We know for certain that it isn’t. Just like any mental health challenge, addiction is an obstacle on our path. And, with some innovation and hardwork, we can work our way around it. On the other side of that obstacle is a bright future with healthy relationships, purpose-driven life, and a profound joy that’s been missing for all too long.

What do we mean?

Like so many things, mental health is passed down through families. Through behaviors, mirroring, and conditioning, we learn so much of what we know from those closest to us. Oftentimes that’s for the better, sometimes it’s not. At Radiant Health, we’re here to help ensure that your family makes purpose and joy as hereditary as any trait you might pass down to future generations. With a bit of hard word, together, we can make joy run in your family. 

What is Better?

Better ≠ perfect. Better means a path of continuous improvement; of evolution. When we focus on getting 1% better, 1% brighter every single day., we’re able to see the joy in the moment, while feeling the pride that comes with taking the reins over your life and working hard on yourself.  Here at Radiant, to focus on your future, we move towards it one achievable step at a time. 

What is Better Care?

When we talk about “brighter, better care” through our specialized services it boils down to 3 simple ideas. First, better care is safer care. Our facilities and staff are trained and equipped to offer safe, secure facilities during any stay. Second, better care is a respect for dignity. We believe in the dignity of every human being and we treat each person with the same level of respect. Finally, better care is the pursuit of purpose. Our treatment is designed with the firm belief that every person has purpose and, through it, finds joy.

What to Expect?

At Radiant Health you can expect a warmth and cheer that are rare in the mental health space. We believe firmly that the commitment to mental health is a commitment to finding purpose, but also discovering joy in the pursuit of it. Walking through our doors is a simple and transparent process. You’ll begin with an initial consultation with our expert staff, developing a blueprint, and taking that first step towards incremental improvement.