2nd Annual Maryland Day Social at White Oak Tavern

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We want to thank our advocates and local attorneys–particularly the Howard County Bar Association, for the enormous amount of support we receive. Please join us at the 2nd Annual Maryland Day Social, an event sponsored by the Bar Foundation of Howard County, providing an opportunity to meet new District Court Judge Lisa Broten, learn more about the Foundation, their interaction with other Howard County lawyers, and meet the new Howard County Bar Foundation fellows. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Nat...

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...

Choosing the Right Legal Process for Your Divorce

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This guest blog is from one of NFRC’s volunteer peer counselors; out of respect for her family’s privacy, we will call her Ilene. Going through a divorce can be mind-numbingly complicated. If you’re the person asking for the divorce then you’ve probably done some research into the process. If you are the person who has been unwillingly thrust into this situation, you may feel frozen and unable to figure out how to cope. A member of the latter group, I am a person told a divorce would occur. Within a few s...

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...

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...