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Advice for Parents on Tackling ‘The Talk’
1/16/2020
A father and son talk
By Kathryn Davis Tidd, MSW, LICSW | Counselor | The Village Family Service Center Has “The Talk” come up for you and your family yet? You know ... the birds and the bees, hanky-panky. Yep, I’m talking about sex. If you are anything like most people, the desire to talk...
Choose To Make Today Matter
1/6/2020
Don't wait for a New Year to make positive life changes
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute Many of us make New Year’s resolutions year after year. Why do we wait for a New Year to make positive changes? And how many of us succeed? A recent poll found 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions,...
IOP Helped Nikki Heal from the Past, Hope for the Future
12/23/2019
Nikki with JoDee Knipfer, IOP Supervisor
Nikki was a prisoner in her own bedroom. Her entire life she’d been abused. As a girl, she tucked herself into closets to hide from her mother’s cruel words. She couldn’t escape the sexual abuse she later faced by two people she should have been able to trust. Her 30-year...
3 Suicides, 18 Months: How The Village Helped This Family Cope with the Unthinkable
12/20/2019
1 in 5 Americans suffer from behavioral health-related illnesses each year
1 out of 5 Americans suffer from behavioral health-related illnesses each year, resulting in strained relationships, lost wages, and even death. The consequences can be devastating, as one local family knows all too well. In the span of just 18 months, they lost three loved ones to suicide. Through in-home...
New Year, New Decade, New Goals
12/17/2019
Families can work together on goals and resolutions
By Kathryn Davis Tidd, MSW, LICSW | Counselor | The Village Family Service Center Every year in late December, millions of people reflect on the last year – their accomplishments, difficulties, and things they didn’t get quite right. Traditionally people think of resolutions (or goals) as a personal or individual...