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What a Healthy and Respectful Workplace Environment Looks Like
Trust and respect are key to creating a healthy workplace
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute “Respect in the workplace is a currency. It is earned through actions over time and between individuals at all levels and in all directions." Recently I had the opportunity to provide Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) services to one...
Growing Your Circle of Influence
Positive energy and proactive focus can grow your circle of influence
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute An aspect of The Village Family Service Center that I appreciate is how our culture centers around “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. The book’s premise is that our perception is our reality, and it...
Small Steps to Manage Stress
Positive coping strategies can help you destress.
Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but it doesn’t have to be a disabling one. The term stress refers to our emotional and physical reaction to events that we find challenging. These events can be negative, such as the loss of a job, or positive, such as buying a...
How The Village Helped April and Xander Improve Their Relationship
April and Xander received in-home family therapy from The Village Family Service Center.
From an early age, Xander's behaviors were frustrating for his mom, April. The aggression. The anger. The family sought help and a diagnosis, but the answers they got never added up. Years passed, and they were still struggling. After April and Xander moved to West Fargo, they began receiving In-Home...
Your Questions About Adoption Answered
People interested in adoption often ask about cost, what the process is like and how long they will wait
Beginning the adoption process can seem daunting for would-be parents. There are so many questions and uncertainties. Adoption social workers with The Village and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota are a wealth of information. Here, they've answered some of the most common questions about adoption . What are the...