United Services News

Adverse Childhood Events have lifelong impact

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous lifelong impact. We are reminded daily of the Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) happening to young children everywhere. ACEs include abuse, neglect, traumatic separation from parents, drug abuse and, domestic violence. ACEs are strongly related to the development and prevalence of a wide range of mental health … Continued

We are seeking a PRN. Join our team!

United Services for Children is recruiting a new Pediatric Physical Therapist (PRN). We are seeking applicants to contract on a per-visit basis to treat children in our outpatient therapy program, Uncommon Grace. We provide therapy to children, age birth through 15 years, with a variety of diagnoses. Therapy sessions take place at our clinic in … Continued


Boeing ECF helps pay Chip’s expenses

The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of The Boeing Company has awarded United Services for Children $3,000 to support the organization’s acquisition of a therapeutic facility dog. Boeing Facilitator Keith Mack said ECF supported the plan because it aligned with the organization’s focus on early learning and preparing young children to be successful in kindergarten and … Continued


What is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

  April is Occupational Therapy Month! But what is Pediatric Occupational Therapy? The primary goals of childhood are to grow, learn, and play. It is often through play that children learn to make sense of the world around them. It is a child’s “job” or “occupation” to play to develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills … Continued


Autism Eats dining event

On Sunday, April 15 from noon to 3 p.m., West County Center, in partnership with Autism Speaks, will host its first Autism Eats event at three of the center’s most popular restaurants: Bravo! Cucina, J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood and McCormick & Schmick’s.  During this special occasion, families will be able to enjoy a relaxing meal … Continued


Determined to push forward

With her determination and spirit, 5-year-old Ella has melted many hearts at United Services. Ella could only crawl when she arrived here three years ago. Since then, we have watched her learn to stand and walk – assisted by her pink, wheeled walker and her physical therapist, Allison. Ella has cerebral palsy, which has given … Continued


New young professionals group tours center

Earlier this month, we were thrilled to welcome our new Play Makers young professionals group and give them a guided tour of United Services for Children’s St. Peters facility. Occupational Therapist Erin Wisemore led the group through the building’s classrooms and activity spaces. She explained how we use therapeutic and early intervention techniques and equipment … Continued


Golf chairwoman is committed to the community

Between golf and banking, Stacia Peterson sees a lot of green. She is the energetic chairwoman of the FORE the Children planning committee, a position she has held for four of the six years she has played in the golf tournament. “I’m an avid golfer,” Stacia said. “It’s my passion. I love bringing new people … Continued