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Child sitting by himself
Did you know that 1 in 6 youth from ages 6 to 17 experience mental health issues each year? Children often cannot voice their emotions like adults can, and that is why it is important that adults look out for warning signs of mental illness in kids. Early recognition of...
Doctor comforting patient
Pregnancy loss is devastating no matter the circumstances. The future you were envisioning is suddenly gone. You may find it’s difficult to cope with your feelings or to relate to others. You deserve time and space to mourn the loss of your pregnancy while moving toward healing. Grieving Process The...
Actively listening to your child can build a solid foundation for communication
By Kelsi McClaflin , MS, LPC | The Village Family Service Center Communication can be difficult, especially with your children. It seems that no matter what the question is or how you ask it, the answer tends to be no more than one word. Being able to communicate more openly...
Father and son playing with blocks
By Britni Joubert, MS, LPC | In-Home Family Therapist | The Village Family Service Center Have you seen your child incorporate masks or themes of loneliness or germs into their play recently? Are they experiencing an increase in tantrums or whining behaviors? Do you notice other changes in how they...
A dance party in the living room is a great way to have fun together as a family
By Kelsi McClaflin , MS, LPC | The Village Family Service Center Stress. In today’s world this is a word that you likely say out loud or in your head on a daily basis. More energy is going into everyday life, which can be exhausting. So, how are you taking...