safer, healthier relationships for children and families

The direction of hope

FamilyForward is transforming the way we understand the effects of childhood trauma. We use a trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive approach to understanding the impact of a child’s history on current functioning. Our comprehensive services support the child, family, and broader community. Contact us to learn more about how our work is moving children and families in the direction of hope.

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Our podcast, Out Front with FamilyForward, brings forward candid conversations to help bridge the gap between research and real-world parenting. Join our host Sharon Skidmore Stern as we explore topics through a trauma-informed lens to provide you with tangible tips to navigating family life one episode at a time.


Are you out front, whole hearted, and rock solid? Join our team.


Clinical, professional, and administrative personnel


Professional members on the Governance Board


Actively engaged volunteers.