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News in Crossnore Services

March 7th, 2024

Social Worker Appreciation Month: A Reminder of this Important Work


March is Social Worker Appreciation Month! Each year, I am reminded of the important work social workers do. It’s work…

October 26th, 2023

Empowering Our Youth Aging out of Foster Care: The Vital Role We Can All Play


Adulting is hard. Becoming an adult is often both an exciting and scary time for any of us. We may…

August 3rd, 2023

System Change: Why It Matters for Children


Imagine waking up tomorrow and finding out you had to go live somewhere else. Somewhere you didn’t choose. Away from…

July 13th, 2023

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Bridging Families Update


Years ago, Crossnore’s leadership had a vision for how to do the work we have been doing for more…

July 6th, 2023

Family Matters: Crossnore’s Family Preservation Services


Family. It’s one of the most fundamental structures that impacts our physical and psychological development. It's where we first learn that…

October 27th, 2022

Making Therapy a Safe and Celebratory Space for Kids


"I don't need therapy." "Therapy is stupid. No shade to you though." "You don't get it. You'll never understand."

October 13th, 2022

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The Importance of Mental Healthcare for Children


Mental healthcare for children is more important than ever. Mental health of children in the United States and around…

March 31st, 2023

the way home, episode 32


Today’s episode features Dawn O'Malley, Psy.D, Crossnore's Vice-President of Clinical Servces, and Amy Mock, Director of Tailored Care Management.…

September 29th, 2022

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Supporting Your Child in Coping with Anxiety


The last two and a half years have been full of “unknowns.”  We have longed for a sense of…

September 22nd, 2022

Crunching the Numbers: Why Data Matters


Like many other child welfare and mental health agencies, Crossnore is committed to building a data-driven culture to fulfill…

September 8th, 2022

Preparing for the Future through Crossnore’s Youth Independent Living Program


This is Thomas’s story of his time at Crossnore and in our Youth Independent Living program. My name is…

July 13th, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Crossnore Therapist


Have you ever wondered what a day might look like for a Crossnore therapist? Allison and Kenzie share a…

June 23rd, 2022

Practical Ways to Help Youth Aging out of Foster Care


At first glance aging out of foster care appears to be a welcome relief for foster youth. Often, children…

December 9th, 2021

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Celebrating Home


I love this time of year. Warming up in sweaters and scarves and drinking hot cocoa by the fire. We celebrate…

October 6th, 2021

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Walking with Youth Aging Out of Foster Care


Crossnore Communities for Children is excited about the expansion of our Youth Independent Living (YIL) program. The vision of…

September 15th, 2021

A Day in the Life of a Cottage Parent


Being a cottage parent may very well be the hardest and the most fun job at Crossnore. Cottage Parents…

September 2nd, 2021

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Back to School with Our Day Treatment Program


Almost two weeks into the new school year in Winston-Salem, and we are so thankful to have our students…

August 25th, 2021

Back to School at Williams Academy


Williams Academy, Crossnore's charter school on our Avery campus, started back to school on August 5th. It has been…

July 15th, 2021

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Changing Lives through Day Treatment Services


Crossnore’s Day Treatment program does amazing work. Passionate, all-in staff members make up the program. And they are committed…

July 8th, 2021

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Blossoming Hope: Alana’s Story


Alana Fisher has a smile that lights up the room. She rushes in with a contagious energy and immediately…

June 17th, 2021

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Diving in to Summer Fun at Crossnore


COVID put a damper on some of our summer fun last year, and we have a lot of lost…

May 12th, 2021

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Foster Home Growth – Expanding our Reach


The number of children in foster care continues to grow each year. Currently, more than 12,000 children in North…

April 29th, 2021

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Providing Hope Through Prevention Services


In 2019 there were 17,039 children placed in foster care in the state of North Carolina - a number…

April 19th, 2021

Project Safe Home: A Pathway to Resilience


Awareness of the prevalence of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), otherwise known as sex trafficking, is growing across the United…

January 13th, 2021

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Crossnore Heroes: Our Clinical Services Team


When the state of North Carolina shut down earlier this year in March, our clinical services teams had to…

August 6th, 2020

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Learning to Let the Light In


Khyri Hobson is one of the most incredible 18-year-olds you’ll ever meet. Standing well over six feet tall, he…

February 27th, 2020

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Helping Students Find Success


In Crossnore's Day Treatment program, we provide mental health services to students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional…

August 16th, 2019

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Life After Crossnore: Youth in Transition


Did you know that more than 23,000 children will age out of the U.S. foster care system every year?…

July 29th, 2019

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Summer Enrichment at Crossnore


Our Winston Salem campus offers Day Treatment counseling services to the students of Kingswood Academy during the school year.…

January 17th, 2019

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High Ropes Course Brings Adventure-Based Counseling to Crossnore


What is Adventure-Based Counseling?  Adventure-based counseling is a specific method of doing group-based therapeutic interventions. Typically it includes games…

September 5th, 2017

A Day in the Life of Day Treatment

A Day in the Life of Day Treatment


On any given day, the members of the Day Treatment team may sit and talk with a student, run…

May 3rd, 2017

Where Passion Meets Purpose


Nestled in the North corner of the Crossnore campus is a special place where passion meets purpose for 125…

March 16th, 2017

A Regional Resource for Psychiatric Care


We are excited to introduce Dr. Naomi Leslie as the Medical Director for Crossnore School & Children’s Home. Dr.…

August 3rd, 2016

The Summer Enrichment Program presents…


“I’m bored!” is a phrase kids often repeat by this time of the summer. They have been out of…

March 24th, 2016

Case managers are the hub of students’ teams


Their doors are almost always open. Yeah, it’d be easier if kids made appointments to see them. But they…

March 3rd, 2016

The Counseling Center: A Safe Place to Talk


It's a quiet building nestled in the trees offering a sense of serenity as you walk up the sidewalk…

March 1st, 2016

A Safe Place to Call Home


Nearly every child wishes for a strong family. Even if they can’t verbalize it, there is nothing that makes…