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Divorce Do's and Don'ts
Divorce is difficult for everyone. Parents can take steps to ease the transition for children.
Divorce is difficult for everyone in the family. Kelly Olson , The Village's Chief Clinical Officer, suggests some things to do – and not do – when a marriage is ending that are in the best interest of your children. Do's: Allow your child to love your ex unconditionally without...
Helping Those Who Struggle with Mental Health
If you're worried a friend is dealing with mental health issues, reach out and ask if they are OK.
By Darren Carter , EAP Counselor It can be an uncomfortable position when someone we know is struggling with mental health and we don’t know what to say to them. Part of you wants to check in with them, but another part of you might be anxious or scared. You...
Nothing Helped. Then The Village Entered Their Lives.
Sandy Nelson's family benefited from multiple services of The Village
Sandy Nelson’s daughter was running away and cutting herself. She’d had suicidal thoughts. Nothing was helping her. She was getting worse. That’s when The Village Family Service Center entered their lives. Through In-Home Family Therapy , Outpatient Counseling , and mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters , the West Fargo...
Why Kori is Thankful for Her Village Co-Workers
Kori Deisler was nominated by her co-workers to receive $1,500 in car repairs
Kori Deisler is especially thankful for her Village co-workers this year. Because of them, she received a life-changing gift. Kori, a client services intake specialist, was recently selected by Matt’s Automotive Service Center in Fargo to receive $1,500 in car repairs through its Day of Service promotion. The reason? A...
Why Do Women Choose Adoption?
Adoption is a loving choice made with the baby's best interest at heart.
Adoptive parents and adoption social workers will tell you: Adoption is a selfless act , and a way for birth mothers to show the utmost love for their child. This is an important point to remember as we celebrate Adoption Awareness Month in November. But what leads women to decide...