The Village Family Service Center | Mental Health, Addiction, Adoption, Family Services & More
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The Village Family Service Center

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Upcoming Events

Mind Over Mood Group
Date:
7/26/2018 to 8/30/2018
Mind Over Mood is a six-week group to help individuals change negative thinking patterns that can lead to depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Step-by-step worksheets, along with group support, will help you: Change the negative thought patterns that contribute to your...
Mindfulness Group
Date:
7/31/2018 to 9/11/2018
"The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness." – Jon Kabat-Zinn Village EAP Counselor Andi Wheeler will serve as your "Mindfulness Mentor" during this seven-week group. Participants will learn: The difference between “doing” and “being” The foundational concepts of mindfulness: presence, acceptance,...

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Welcome to The Village

The mission of The Village Family Service Center is to strengthen individuals we serve through regional community behavioral health services.

Since 1891, The Village Family Service Center has helped area children and families improve their lives. The Village was founded as the North Dakota Children's Home Society, a home for orphaned children, and for decades provided a sanctuary for those who often had no other place to go. Today, The Village reaches out to more than 80,000 people every year, and we are constantly adapting our services to meet the needs of modern life.

As the definition of family evolves, so do we. And no matter how you define family, at The Village, you will never go it alone.

The Village Blog

7/16/2018
Examining Our Unconscious Bias
By Nancy Boyle , EAP Trainer The Village Business Institute As our communities and workplaces continue to evolve and become more diverse, we need to pay attention to what professional practices may need to change along the way. We need to examine our unconscious bias . Unconscious bias includes the...
7/9/2018
Can Pets Help Our Mental Health?
By Stephanie Schafer, M.Ed., LPC, NCC Village EAP Counselor If you’ve ever owned a pet, you know the challenges and the rewards that can come from having animals in our lives. With the seemingly growing trend of emotional support animals that we have heard in the news, such as an...
6/21/2018
How EMDR Can Help Kids
When something bad happens to us, the whole body remembers it. Negative thoughts can get stuck in places where talk therapy just can’t reach. Kids might not be able to express traumatic or disturbing memories – “icky” or “mixed up” thoughts and feelings, as Grand Forks Village therapist Janet Amundson...