Dakota Family Services

Creating a Culture of Learning: The Harmony of Health and Happiness

Creating a Culture of Learning: The Harmony of Health and Happiness

Last week, staff at Dakota Family Services and Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch had the chance to learn from Dr. Wayne Martinsen, MD, MSW, Medical Director at the Ranch, who traveled to all three campuses to present “The Harmony and Health of Happiness.”…

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Clinical Psychologist joins Dakota Family Services

Clinical Psychologist joins Dakota Family Services

Dakota Family Services is a group of compassionate, practiced experts providing trauma-informed care for children, adolescents, and adults with substance abuse, psychiatric, and behavior issues. Our staff are truly committed to their work and the care of children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of behavioral health issues. For more information, go to http://dakotafamilyservices.org/…

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Dakota Family Services Therapist Positions Open in Minot and Fargo

Dakota Family Services Therapist Positions Open in Minot and Fargo

Join the BEST team of Behavioral Health Providers serving children and adolescents in North Dakota Do you seek challenge, commitment and a sense of community? Do you want to work with the most troubled, complicated and amazing children and adolescents in the state? A career at Dakota Family Services may be just what you are looking for. It is more than just a job—it can be a vocation.…

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Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder Need Caregiver Engagement in Treatment

Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder Need Caregiver Engagement in Treatment

Many Ranch children suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). In our extensive work with children and adolescents, we have learned that engaging a child’s caretakers is especially important when treating children with RAD. Our work with caregivers focuses on educating them about RAD, and helping them build patterns of positive communication and interactions with their child.…

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The Power of Mindfulness

The Power of Mindfulness

“Our kids are unable to pay attention to the positive things in the world around them,” says Dr. Wayne Martinsen, psychiatrist at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. “Instead they are mindful to the awful things—the tone of voice when someone is angry and is going to hurt them, the leer from someone before they sexually abuse them.” The more they practice noticing and paying attention to the positive things they are experiencing in the moment, the more positive experiences they’ll have to reflect upon in the future.…

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Dakota Family Services Expands Clinical Team

Dakota Family Services Expands Clinical Team

Kelly Readel, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor is joining Dakota Family Services, Fargo, as a therapist. Beginning July 1, Readel will provide outpatient counseling services to adolescents and young adults, ages 14 to 25 years old, and their families.…

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