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Mother and son
Adults aren’t the only ones feeling the stress of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With no end in sight, it is weighing on children in many different ways. There may be a loss in routine and social traditions, increased anxiety about wearing masks or cleanliness, and general fear of the unknown...
Thad Stafford says First Step Recovery helped him along his recovery journey
In 2018, Thad Stafford was arrested for driving while intoxicated in his hometown, the city where he’d served on the police force for more than two decades. He entered treatment as a means to save his career, to ensure he could continue to provide for his wife and four kids...
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...