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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...
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...
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...
12/12/2019
Instilling gratitude in kids can have benefits at Christmas and in the long term
By Sara Vedvei , MS, LMFT | Counselor | The Village Family Service Center The holidays can hold different meanings for different people. For many, it is a season of thankfulness and a time to count our blessings. But why does it seem that the wish lists our children present...
12/4/2019
A coffee break can be an important tradition that connects coworkers
By John E. Trombley, MMgt I remember watching the 2004 movie “Shall We Dance?” starring Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon. I’m sure I only watched it is because my wife wanted to. After all, the title alone was enough to convince me that there would be no explosions, fight scenes,...