Family & Children’s Services spotlights gratitude in November

Research has shown that people who tend to be more grateful are also more likely to engage in other health-promoting behaviors, including exercising, following their doctor’s recommendations and sticking to a healthier lifestyle.  Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and a leading expert on the science of gratitude, said…

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WIR program celebrates 36th graduation

Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery (WIR), an intensive outpatient alternative to incarceration for eligible women facing long-term prison sentences for drug-related offenses, graduated 13 women in its latest class. This remarkable group consists of mothers and grandmothers of 30 children and three grandchildren. The 13 graduates overcame 197 collective years of addiction to…

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