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Marine spouse, writer shares tips on 'How Do Children Spell Love'

Marine Corps Base Quantico --
In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Family Advocacy Program hosted the "How Do Children Spell Love?" workshop April 11 for military families aboard Quantico.

Karen Charney, a Marine spouse and mother of two teenage boys was the featured presenter who shared parenting advice and tips on how children view love. Karen's husband, Lt. Col. Sean Charney who is a student at the Marine Corps War College aboard Quantico, has served nearly 25 years in the Corps. Their family has lived on four Marine Corps installations twice and aboard Quantico three times. Although the webmaster and contributing writer to the "Fredericksburg Parent and Family Magazine" is not a clinical expert, Rebecca Childress, Family Advocacy program prevention and education specialist said Charney brings a wealth of experience to military families.

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Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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