David Roberts

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC would like to introduce you to our current intern, David Roberts, who is working with us at the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center. David will be graduating May 2018 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Family and Community Services with a concentration…

2018 Summer Camp Directory

This directory is a product of the Family Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. It is a resource for family members and service providers who are looking for summer camp experiences for children. The Family Support Program does not endorse any camp programs, including those listed…

Multicultural Collection of Farm to Early Childhood Education Books

Multicultural Collection of Farm to Early Childhood Education Books The Food Trust’s multicultural collection of farm to early childhood education (ECE) books highlights children’s books that feature characters from diverse racial and ethnic groups, many of which are authored by writers of color. The list also includes a number of books that are either bilingual…

A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina

https://law.duke.edu/childedlaw/special-education-nc/ A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina explains the special education law in clear terms so that parents can learn the vocabulary, navigate the special education system, and become an effective advocate for their children. The Guide is especially geared to assist North Carolina parents.  

Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Rachel Westlund

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC announces the 2017-2018 Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient Rachel Westlund.   Ms. Westlund is currently beginning her journey as both a graduate student at East Carolina University and a first year special education teacher in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.  She has worked with children with disabilities her…

Dr. Yen Nguyen discusses your infant and child’s eye health.

As an eye doctor, I often get asked, “When should my son/daughter have an eye exam?”  This can sometimes be a very difficult question to answer, because much like getting physical/health exams, it may depend on a number of different factors.  A good resource for general guidelines is the American Optometric Association, http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/comprehensive-eye-and-vision-examination/recommended-examination-frequency-for-pediatric-patients-and-adults?sso=y .  Below…

LISTEN – HOPE – EMPOWER

LISTEN  –  HOPE  –  EMPOWER On a typical day the Family Support Network™ of Eastern North Carolina, Inc. is contacted and the stories often go like this: “Suddenly, I found my life turned upside down, the hospital called and my child had been in an accident.”  Another story may start with, “What had been a…

Making Pitts Babies Fit Maternity Fair

Making Pitts Babies Fit Maternity Fair 2017 FSN-ENC was at the Maternity Fair again this year! We enjoyed seeing babies we have worked with in the past as well as meeting new moms and giving them resources and information about what we do. We were also able to make new connections with resources to further…

CMP Pharm

CMP Pharm in Farmville NC has been a friend and sponsor of the Family Support Network for several years.  We cannot thank you enough for all you have done that enables us to provide services to families of children with special health care needs in eastern NC.