Congratulations To All Our Graduating Seniors

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Congratulations to all our graduating seniors. We thank, Sarah, Noah and Cire who did HCPSS internships at NFRC and were trained as peer counselors. All three seniors will be going on to college. We wish them the best and thank them again for their talented work in helping to facilitate our teen group and KidsConnex. We also congratulate seniors Vaughn and Jean-Pierre and our Towson University intern, Jasmine Evans. This is an exciting time of year for graduating seniors. As seniors “move up,” we recomm...

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...

Gracefully Weathering the Storms to Remain Child-Focused

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The Gifts of Hindsight and Being Equipped with the Right Tools This guest blog is from one of NFRC’s adult parent peer counselors. Her story is compelling and powerful, and out of respect for her family’s privacy, we will call her TC. When my daughter’s father and I separated, the first thing I did once I got my breath, was look at the statistics.  As an African-American child from a [now] single-parent family, they were dismal.  I made the decision then and there that since she had no input and no control ...

3 Tips on Overcoming Relationship Challenges

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My name is Simone and I am a senior at Centennial High School. The National Family Resiliency Center (NFRC) has been a part of my life for over six years. I was a client after my mom and stepfather separated in 2008; later, I became a peer counselor. A peer counselor is an individual, who has had previous experience with a family transition, such as divorce or separation, and, with the help of counseling, has been able to work through many of the associated challenges. Peer counselors contribute to group sessions b...