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A Joy-ful Giver: Supporting The Village's Greatest Needs
Joy Query’s father took night classes to work his way through higher education. He valued education and wanted to ensure that others had access to opportunities like he did. So every month he gave a donation to a boarding school in England that helped underprivileged boys. His example wasn’t lost...
Empowering Parents by Expanding Access to a Proven Therapy
Heather Siek is a therapist at The Village's Moorhead office and provides PCIT to families.
When parents come to The Village for Parent Child Interaction Therapy, they’re exhausted, overwhelmed, and at a loss for what to do. “They feel like they are always walking on eggshells with their children,” says Nicole Sayre , a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with The Village’s Alexandria office. “When...
Even Imperial Troopers Need Good Mental Health Care
Darth Vader and snowtroopers stand by The Village sign
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of good mental health. It's also the month of Star Wars Day, May the Fourth (be with you). We decided to have a little fun, and created this mini movie. A special thank you...
Spring into Mindfulness
A woman appreciates the bluebells growing in a field.
By Stephanie Schafer , M.Ed., LPC EAP Counselor As spring comes into full bloom, it often brings a sense of renewed energy. The season brings to mind spring cleaning and becoming more active and involved. It means the end of school for the year is near, and we begin thinking...
The Impact of Addiction on the Family
Addiction affects the entire family.
By Mary Jo Hansen, M.Ed., LPC/LAC/MAC First Step Recovery When a family member is in serious trouble, many families will go to any length to help the one they love. It’s like their battle cry, whether spoken or unspoken, is, “All for one, and one for all.” Unfortunately, with the...