Kiwanis hears about Prairie View
Representatives of Prairie View mental health center in Newton spoke Tuesday to 20 members of Marion Kiwanis Club.
Psychologist Jennifer Schreiner said that 12 percent Marion County residents were living below the poverty line and that many children Prairie View works with come from abusive homes or have suffered traumatic events.
Prairie View recently received a grant to teach health and education professionals what to look for to make sure children are reaching developmental milestones. It also provides group services in which teams of eight work on boundaries, social skills, becoming members of society and doing well in various settings.