Frequently Asked Questions

Teachers Are Learners at Dakota Memorial School

Teachers Are Learners at Dakota Memorial School

To learn, children must be connected to, or engaged with, what's going on in the classroom. It's a challenge for every teacher to make their classroom a place kids want to be. It is even more challenging in classrooms at the Ranch, where students have had year after year of negative school experiences.…

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What is Attachment Disorder?

What is Attachment Disorder?

Regardless of their age, children with attachment issues can learn to build trusting relationships and live successful lives.…

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What does autism have to do with trauma?

What does autism have to do with trauma?

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch psychologist Dr. Meryl Willert, answers the question, "I keep hearing about autism and the 'spectrum.' What does that really mean and what does autism have to do with trauma?"…

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How Do Kids Get to the Ranch?

How Do Kids Get to the Ranch?

We talk to people every day who have questions about the Ranch and our kids. This is the first installment of a series, “Frequently Asked Questions about the Ranch.”…

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Are We Doing Enough to Help These Kids?

Are We Doing Enough to Help These Kids?

Are we doing enough to help North Dakota kids? Depends on what you mean by "we." Is Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch doing enough? Are we doing enough as individuals? Are we doing enough as a society? Jim Vetter, the Ranch's Vice President of Partner and Community Relations, answers the questions.…

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