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Making timeouts worth the time

Timeouts can be a parent’s best friend, but too often they are used incorrectly and for the wrong reason. Follow this straightforward infographic to make timeouts worth the time. For more information on making timeouts successful, see our full blog on the topic: Making timeouts worth the time.

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It’s called comfort food for a reason

If you’ve found a pan of brownies to be an ideal television-watching companion, potato chips to be a great way to unwind at the end of a tough day or macaroni and cheese to be the perfect cure for loneliness, you probably know the power of food in stifling emotions. Many people struggle with emotional […]

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Meet Board Member Margie Webster

The community volunteers who serve on Family & Children’s Center’s board of directors are our most committed ambassadors and advocates. They share their time, talent and treasure to ensure the center’s success in every area: strategy, programs, personnel and finances. In Margie Webster, we couldn’t ask for more. Margie Webster resides in her hometown, La […]

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How much do you really know about mental health?

A lot of us think we know a lot about mental health and common disorders. But how many myths can separate from fact? Take this quiz to find out.

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Infographic shares hard facts about foster care

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Giving Creates a Legacy of Mental Health

Dave and Barb Skogen creating mental health legacy What others have given before us, is what we have today and what links one generation to the next, is what we give to provide for future generations. That sentiment is what Dave and Barb Skogen learned years ago and have carried forward their entire lives. Dave […]

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13 Reasons Why Not

Ryan Knutson, MS, CSAC, LPC-IT, Professional Counselor                                                There has been a lot of hype in the media surrounding the recent Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. The hype comes from the fact that the series revolves around a very delicate topic. That topic is suicide—more specifically, teenage suicide. Rather than go into detail about points from […]

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The Benefits of Giving Thanks

Alicia Skiles, MS, NCC, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, Professional Counselor Giving thanks; expressing gratitude; showing appreciation; counting your blessings; looking on the bright side of life…. There are many ways to phrase taking time to recognize the good things you’ve got going on. There is also scientific research that suggests the daily practice of gratitude exercises can […]

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Melt Away Stress

Alicia Skiles, MS, NCC, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, Outpatient Counselor It’s Spring, melt away your stress along with the snow! Stress is a universal experience. It is part of every stage of development throughout the human life-span. Stress can be good, pressuring you to meet a challenge in your environment and stress can be bad, creating unresolved anxiety. […]

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Spotting Eating Disorders in Children

The modeling world’s decision to clamp down on super-skinny models is good news not only for models but also for young media consumers. The recent deaths of some models have underscored just how deadly eating disorders, especially anorexia and bulimia, can be and have brought new attention to diagnosing and treating the conditions. Anorexia and […]

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