Here’s an Idea for Your Church’s Giving Tree: Collect Gifts Designed to Encourage Family Interaction

PCHAS Child and Family Specialists in Corpus Christi have come up with a unique gift-giving program, one designed to encourage interaction between children and their parents. The program, designed by PCHAS Child and Family Specialists Carla Daniels and Courtney Alvarez in Corpus Christi, and operated as a partnership between two Corpus Christi churches, promotes gifts that (Read More…)

Sheila Arnold: Serving Families in Crisis and Orphans Around the World

In addition to working long hours as Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services Child and Family Program Supervisor, Sheila Arnold travels overseas every two years to help orphans in poverty-stricken areas of the world. So far, she’s participated in church-sponsored mission trips to Taiyuan, China, Cochin, India and Talsi, Latvia. Read here about Sheila’s recent trip (Read More…)

A Day in the Life of a PCHAS Child and Family Specialist

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services’ Child and Family program provides preventative, in-home services to families in crisis. The goal is to help families stay together and avoid an out-of-home placement of their children. Child and Family specialists, all of whom have master’s degrees in social work or counseling, provide individual and family therapy and teach (Read More…)

PROFILE: Pam Crawford, Child and Family Program Supervisor

Perhaps the more difficult moments in our lives carry enough weight to propel us toward a better version of ourselves: to rise above pain, push social limits and advocate for others out of deep compassion that can only come from true empathy. For Pam Crawford (Baylor University, Master of Social Work ’03), it wasn’t schoolyard (Read More…)