Save The Date! 5K For Families!

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NFRC’s 5K For Families is just around the corner. Check out our new video for information about the event. NFRC’s 12th annual 5K for Families will be held Saturday, September 24th at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, MD. The 5K for Families event will feature a competitive 5K, a 1M fun walk, as well as games and performances throughout the morning. Food and beverages will be offered to all attendees. Entertainment, door prizes, children’s crafts, games, face painting, a princess and hero parade will ...

Congratulations and Thanks to our Peer Counselors

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As the school year comes to a close and before everyone scatters for the summer, I would like to thank a very special group of children, teens and adults—NFRC’s peer counselors. Peer counselors are like mailmen – nothing fazes them – rain, snow, sleet, exams, projects. They make it to NFRC. Our peer counselors volunteer in a group for 12 weeks at a time. They listen, share information about themselves to help others realize they are not alone and provide a sense of hope; those they work wit...

The Impact of the Spanish Parenting Seminar

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Did you know that NFRC offers its co-parenting seminars in Spanish and English? One of NFRC’s interns has some great  observations to share about the Spanish Parenting Seminar. This is a guest blog is written by Anna V. ¿Sabías NFRC ofertas los seminarios para padres en Español y Ingles? Una estudiante recién de la National Family Resiliency Center tiene muchas observaciones positivas compartir acerca de sesiones para padres hispanos. Esta es un blog de huésped es escrito por Anna V. Como una estudiante rec...

How NFRC Serves in Howard County

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(photo that appeared on FB) On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Edgar Wiggins, National Family Resiliency Center board member and a long-time NFRC peer counselor, and Meghna Sreenivas, student and NFRC teen peer counselor testified before the Howard County Council on behalf of NFRC. Pictured above, L to R:  Edgar Wiggins, NFRC Co-Founder and Executive Director Risa Garon and  Meghna Sreenivas. ”Peer counselors are the true gifts that NFRC gives to families in our community. They volunteer many hours of time to reach out...

Navigating Graduation for Teens of Divorce

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Graduation can be stressful for parents and children alike, yet this already stressful time can feel even more fraught for children of separation and divorce. The fact that there are two separate parents in the picture can make organizing events, seating, and other activities tense. Risa Garon, NFRC’s co-founder and executive director, gives some helpful advice to parents in her recent Huffington Post article titled “Another Milestone: Your Teen’s High School Graduation.” To read the article, click here &nb...