LC4YF Blog

Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias exists within all of us. It can be recognized in a few different ways: in the tendency to seek information that confirms our existing beliefs, the pull to interpret new information in those same ways, and by forming beliefs through the use of...

Welcome New Board Members

Welcome New Board Members

A message from Rick Peterson, Board Chair, Lakes Center for Youth and Families: We would like to send a warm welcome to our newest Board Members! Gretchen Mattson is the Principal at Linwood Elementary. She has worked as a teacher and instructional leader for the past...

Supporting Each Other this School Year

Supporting Each Other this School Year

As the long summer days are quickly dwindling away, the cool nights reminds us of the coming school year. Some people are eagerly awaiting to be back, while others are dreading another year. Whether you are filled with excitement or dread, it is normal to have a...

Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

Uvalde, ACEs, and the Power of Connection

In the weeks since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I have struggled with my own grief and fear and held space for clients while they do the same. I felt physically ill reading and watching the heartbreaking stories of the nineteen beautiful...

Accepting Technology

Accepting Technology

We are in a post pandemic state. Everything has mostly returned to normal; I no longer carry a stash of masks around, I don’t get tested every time I cough, and, sadly, the days of no rush hour traffic are long gone, but there is one thing from pandemic times that...

Minnesota May

Minnesota May

This year, we find ourselves adjusting to changes that happen just before warmer weather and longer days materialize, as the school year winds down and we prepare for increased time spent in the great outdoors. I acknowledge there have been many years that have tried...

A New Look On Stress

A New Look On Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month and the past two years have certainly exposed people to new levels of stress.  There are several definitions of stress, however most people understand it as an abstract concept or idea.  Stress effects your body, thoughts,...

LC4YF Board of Directors Update

LC4YF Board of Directors Update

A message from Rick Peterson, Board Chair, Lakes Center for Youth and Families: Lakes Center for Youth and Families has been privileged with having an exemplary Board of Directors over our 45 years in the community. From community members, to police chiefs,...

The Danger of a Single Story

The Danger of a Single Story

As I thought on what to write about, I kept coming back to a popular TED Talk I listened to recently. The talk, by Chimamanda Adichie, is titled “The danger of a single story.” Adichie, a Nigerian author, opened her talk by telling a story of herself as a young child....

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103 - Rebecca Bowers
104 - Carrie Niles
106 - Jenny Birkholz
107 - Emma Norwood
108 - Jenna Jones
109 - Linda Madsen
110 - Lea Morey Finstrom
111 - Clarissa Zemke
112 - Linda Pasicznyk
116 - Emily Tatum

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