Back to School: A Gift for You, A Must for your Children

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Millions of school children have recently returned to school. Regardless of age, this new beginning brings with it excitement, anxiety and fresh goals for children. Some of these children have been told about their parents’ separation or are beginning to live what their parents have explained to them: two homes, one school, some days going to school from one parent’s home, the other days the second parent’s home. Sometimes, there are tears when the first graders get on the wrong bus to return home. No matter ...

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...

You Have Their Attention

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When a marriage is in crisis it is one of the most challenging times you may face in a lifetime. Children learn from what they see modeled around them. The confusion of parents in disagreement can be unsettling, to say the least. But it is the tension, the uncertainty, which sharpens everyone’s attention in the family. At times of crisis, you can teach your children valuable, lifelong lessons. You want to make sure the lessons you teach are the ones you intend. Reassure the child that although there is disagreeme...

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...