Kids are Hero’s

Welcome to Hero Community Development Corporation and Behavioral Health Services!

Mission

The Hero Community Development Corporation is to be the premier provider of community resource education and information for those individual’s and families in need of assistance in the greater Las Vegas Valley with emphasis on North Las Vegas area.

Vision

Hero Community Development Corporation (HERO CDC) believes that we will be the efficient source between individuals and families in need with already existing and available programs.

Programs and Services:

  • Provides workshops on literacy for children 6-14
  • Provides overall leadership and guidance through our mentoring
  • Maximize workflow in children that need motivation
  • Teaching goal-oriented focus for behavior impairment
  • Set up coping skills through taking baby steps
  • Use relaxation techniques

Hero Provides 6 Life Skills Units for young children

  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Decision Making
  • Self -Control
  • Friendship Skills
  • Behavior
​Goals

Summer Program

  • Reading and writing for young authors
  • Books that inspire financial literacy
  • Summer Reading Program inspiring swap a book for continuous summer

Hero Corporation Community Developments

Presenting a program with gifted children in mind….

Every child has experienced embarrassment or rejection in social sittings in some way or another, but kids with learning disabilities, intellectual, and behavioral disorders are often isolated and rejected, because of the extra care they require concerning learning. Children with these  diagnosis often times are misunderstood by teachers and parents concerning their communication skills in learning academics and actions leaving negative stigmas on them throughout their school years.

Hero Corporation Community Development have set in place reading and writing programs that helps alleviate the frustration these Children experience by offering our services. Our programs targets struggling students with LD, intellectual, and behavior disorders. Our summer program begins as a pilot program June 8- July 30th, to set in motion the programs that will be offered throughout the school year.

Hero’s Summer Enrichment Program entails reading, writing and vocabulary.  Reading, writing, and vocabulary will be dealt with by using the five components of reading, phonemic awareness, word decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Direct instruction in the areas targeted are the best approach for improving word recognition skills, reading and identifying words in students with learning disabilities. Direct instruction refers to reading out loud to a group and allowing them to write the story as they hear it. In many cases children hear and retain differently, which means the stories they write may be a little different. However, through word recognition and writing through story listening Hero instructors will become familiar with each child’s strengths and weaknesses. Weaknesses identified open up the ability to directly deal with targeted challenge areas for each child. Reading in this case is emphasized, because it is fundamentally and cognitively stimulating to the brain promoting intellectual enrichment which is generally said to be difficult for children with LD and behavior disorders to achieve. We believe our resources promote the enhancement of intellectual enrichment giving our children a chance to reach greater levels of success.

The program runs four days a week two hours toward academic enrichment and two hours of fun activities.

  • Monday reading stories and writing time: Strategized group instruction and/or verbal interaction takes place in group settings with students and instructors. Peer group readers used as well to lead in reading which strengthens continuous reading skills and confidence.
  • Tuesday decoding and fluency: Decoding breaking a word down B/A/T sounding it out by putting it together along with student’s ability to read a text correctly and quickly. We are also able to find out what weakness need addressing and strategize recommended improvement for students’ fluency and how to incorporate those strategies at home.
  • Wednesday vocabulary and comprehension: Using direct response through word pronunciation and vocabulary recognition. Library and swimming.
  • Thursday financial literacy, raising young entrepreneurs. Emotional healing classes. Library and swimming.

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Facts and statics on children with LD and Behavior disorders:

What do parents say about learning disabilities? In a 2012 survey by NCLD, parents said living with a child who has LD can be challenging. Here are some of the issues they describe:

  • 45 percent of parents say their child has been bullied.
  • 66 percent think that kids with LD are bullied more than other kids.

The public needs to be more informed on vast types of LD, behavior, Intellectual, and attention.

  • 91 percent have heard of dyslexia, but 66 percent don’t know about dysgraphia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.
  • 76 percent know genetics can be a cause of LD.
  • 79 percent of Americans believe that children learn in different ways.
  • 96 percent of parents think that with proper teaching kids can make up for LD.

Misconceptions persist among the general public.

  • LD is correlated with intelligence. 70 percent of parents and educators link them to autism and intellectual disabilities.
  • LD is associated with blindness and deafness.
  • Many people believe “Learning disability” is a label given to children to compensate for being lazy. The problem is people with these opinions having never been affected by learning disorders have no knowledge of the circumstances that come with the territory. Therefore there is a dire need to educate the public at large on the various mental and behavior disorders.

Here are some more interesting stats about students identified as having LD:

  • 66 percent are boys. Since research shows an even split between girls and boys who have trouble with reading, this may mean many girls aren’t receiving the help they need.
  • In many states, there’s an overrepresentation of black and Hispanic students identified as having LD and receiving special education services.

How are kids with LD doing in school?

  • Only 12 to 26 percent of high school students with LD got average or above-average scores on math and reading assessments. Among students without LD, the rate is 50 percent.
  • 33 percent of kids with LD have been held back a grade, and 50 percent were suspended or expelled from school in 2011.

High school students with LD have a higher dropout rate than other kids. In 2011, 19 percent dropped out, while 68 percent graduated with a regular diploma. The remainder of students received a certificate of completion.

Learning disabilities are lifelong disabilities, so they affect adults in college and the workforce, too. In the 2010 U.S. Census, 4.6 million Americans reported having LD—far more than the number who disclose their disability in college and the workplace.

In fact, survey data shows that within eight years of leaving high school, more than half of young adults with LD don’t consider themselves to have a disability. Two years after leaving high school, 52 percent of young adults no longer think so; after eight years it rises to 69 percent.

Here’s what life after high school looks like for adults with LD:

  • Only 24 percent of young adults with LD inform postsecondary schools about their needs.
  • 17 percent get accommodations and support at the postsecondary level.
  • 41 percent of young adults with LD complete postsecondary education within eight years of leaving high school, as compared to 52 percent of young adults without LD.

LD in the Workforce

  • 46 percent of working-age adults with LD report being employed, as compared to 71 percent of adults without LD.
  • 67 percent earned $25,000 or less per year within eight years of leaving high school.
  • 19 percent say their employers are aware that they have LD.
  • 5 percent have accommodations in the workplace.

Looking at the statistics Hero Corporation Community Development desires to be the vehicle utilized to invest in a community of children that many have misunderstood. By adding resources, fundamentals, and motivation in areas of literacy that are needed to help them live a healthy and sustainable life we believe that we can be the change that many of these children and parents have been waiting on.

Hero Corporation Community Development,

 

Reference

Learning Disabilities Facts, Trends and Stats (Understood.org) https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/getting-started/what-you-need-to-know/learning-disabilities-facts-trends-and-stats

Hero Community Development Corporation and Behavioral Health Services offers a wide range of Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, including Basic Skills Training, Psychological Rehabilitation, Individual therapy, Group and Family Therapy.

 

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House Hold of Faith

I began to ponder the value of family this morning and Gods core purpose for everyone of us. Many different emotions came flooding in. Some positive and some negative emotions. As I began to think further I heard The words House Hold of Faith. I then began to experience excitement because the household of faith are the physical resources, such as the Church, community developments, evangelism, and individuals that God has provided for us to receive from spiritually, physically and mentally when going through times of awakening to truth, enlightenment, as well as times of spiritual uplifting. It is not that we do not need our physical families in these times, but if our families are not of the household of faith and grounded in the word of God who will be the resource used to help us further our journey spiritually or even began our journey in Christ? Who as well will be the ones to lead our families if they our families have never been introduced to Christ?
Galatians 6:10 says, Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

We are here to bless, pillar, and hold up the arms of those of the household of faith as Ambassadors for God, in kind we are to give the Good News to those who have not found their way to Christ. No matter what goes on in our lives as believers we are not to forget that Isaiah 61 says, The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me ( The Lord is with us), because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives. Thus by continuously proclaiming the word of the Lord the Household of Faith continuously aides in freeing more souls showing God has a greater way than the life of our former. We continue to assemble in prayer, at Church, in communities affairs, in the highways and byways remembering that wise men win souls and this is the Goal of our Father. Thank God forever Amen!

@kimwarner27

An addicts testimony 

Never would have made it

Marvin Sapp

Nothing like the love of God!

Romans 8:37-39

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future,nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I recall a young man talking to me about his life of drugs and how he had lost everything because of his actions. Things he said to me was profound. He said even when he turned his life around accepting Christ his family rejected him because they did not see truth the way he did. His father was absent from his life and his mother was bitter. He said in a discussion with his mother he told her he apologize for all he had put her through. Her reaction was that of a angry woman spewing words of discord no peace. This led him to understand his approval and love would only be found in the gift that only God can give a man or woman. He said, “Ms. Kim that gift is unconditional love, but along with that I needed to love myself beyond my faults to meet God. He went on to say that gift God gave me that day picked me up out of the gutter by leading Holy Ghost filled evangelist to pray for me. I could then see beyond the deception and the addiction, God truly loves me and He is a deliver who sets souls free. There is nothing that could keep the love of God from meeting me that day!”

No matter what we have experienced in our lives or through out the week disappointing and traumatically painful the love of Christ is everlasting and sustaining. Gods love reaches in to the utter most depth of the world to save His own.  His love defeated the enemy on Calvary and its wonder working power is still available to anyone in need of the savior. Offer Romans 10:9-10 to someone you know whose lost that they may experience the Christ centered love this young man shared with me. Share this text even by reading his experience with a loved one or just pass the message on!

In Jesus name Amen!

Written by: Kim Warner

Published by: Inner Faith Wealth Builders ! Evangelism

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