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Helping Your Child Deal with a Bully
By Kelly Olson Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, The Village Family Service Center No parents wants their child to be bullied, and it can be painful to see it happening to your son or daughter. It’s important to understand that without intervention, bullying can have real consequences. These include mental...
Engaged Employees, Motivated Employees: Moving Beyond Carrots and Sticks
A sluggish man sits at his desk, lacking motivation for his job.
We've all had those days at work, when you just can't seem to muster the motivation to do what needs to be done. What happens when those days turn into weeks or even months? A lack of motivation in the workplace is draining, both for the employee and for the...
How to Support The Village on Giving Hearts Day
Giving Hearts Day 2018 is February 8
We live in a generous place. We see it every day. Neighbors shovel for neighbors. Strangers open doors. When there's a need in the community, community members meet it. This generousity and concern for one another is embodied by Giving Hearts Day . Now in its 11th year, this 24-hour...
Karl and Ervin: 'He's Become Like a Real Brother to Me'
Karl has been Ervin's Big Brother since Ervin was in second grade.
Ervin didn’t like reading. So every week, Karl would come to his school, sit with him, and help him with the words. That’s what a Big Brother does. He shows up. Every time. Six years later, Karl still shows up for Ervin. “He’s helped me get through the hard times,...
Little Beginnings Lead to BIG Potential
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Po·ten·tial (pə-ten-chəl): Having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future What can we do to light the spark of potential in the lives of kids in our community who, through no fault of their own, may not be facing the best life circumstances? How...