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October is the month for awareness and fall festivities. 

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Fall Essentials

Have you gathered your Fall Essentials? Fall is a time for transition, new beginnings, and a hot cup of chocolate or apple cider.  Grab your favorite book, a blanket, and a warm drink to relax and reflect this autumn. 

On October 10, 2021, we recognize World Mental Health Day. As mental health awareness continues to be a topic of conversation, the world has made progress to normalize mental health talk. However, we still have room to grow. Learn more by visiting the World Health Organization online.

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If you are planning to take your kids trick or treating this year, be sure to exercise these tips for Halloween Safety.  

  1. Always check candy by looking for any open or torn packaging.

  2. Carry a flashlight for greater visibility.

  3. Consider staying home as a safe alternative and having some fall fun, such as: watching kid-friendly scary movies, painting pumpkins, and bobbing for apples. 

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ocotber is

all about bringing awareness to causes that matter the most.

Breast Cancer Awareness Race
take action

Did you know that October is known as "Awareness Month"? Some of the causes that are brought to the forefront include:  Aids Awareness, Blindness Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, Down Syndrome Awareness, and Depression Education  Awareness. If there is a cause that you are fond of, be sure to take action by supporting your local chapter.

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October 18th - 22nd is National Health Education Week. This is a yearly event that was created by The Society for Public Health Education to promote the importance of health education as it relates to major public health issues, click here to learn more.

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Taking a Break
why it matters

Bullying happens in many forms, to kids of all ages. According to a federal survey, nearly 1 out of 5 high school students reported being bullied over recent years. It's important to teach our kids about speaking up, setting healthy boundaries, and reaching out to a trusted adult for assistance. For more information, visit www.stopbullying.gov

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Covid 19

COVID-19 Updates

The PTS office is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For any questions, please call (410) 800 -4480 or current clients can reach out to their Case Manager.

Virtual Conference

Foster Parents, be sure to RSVP for upcoming virtual trainings. Click the button below to access our 2021 training calendar. 

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Monthly Trainings

Documentation and Direct Deposit

Foster Parents, be sure to check your email for instructions on setting up direct deposit. The new deadline to submit documentation is the 20th of each month.