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New cycles of Strengthening Families Program planned for this fall

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NRVCS will offer two new cycles of the popular Strengthening Families Program this fall. The program, which is designed to enhance parenting skills and family communication, is available to families with children ages 6 – 12 and is provided at no cost, along with free dinner and child care. Families in Pulaski County and Radford …

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Diversity. Just mentioning this subject can cause even the most powerful of business executives to crawl under their desks. Most of us think we know what “diversity” involves and how to appropriately respond when it becomes a point of discussion. But do we really understand diversity and how to manage it in the workplace? NRVCS …

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Beginning June 7, the main entrance to the parking lot at NRVCS’ Montgomery Center (700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg) will be closed temporarily due to construction at the hotel site adjacent to our building. We anticipate that this closure will last approximately three weeks. Guests of NRVCS will still be able to access our parking …

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Participants in the Governor’s Access Plan (GAP) program can now benefit from a new service provided by individuals in recovery. Known as “Recovery Navigation,” the program features a warm line – a telephone number that individuals can call in non-crisis or emergency situations. Developers behind the project say the focus is on whole health and what …

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Law enforcement involvement in the emergency custody order (ECO) process has been reduced by 80 percent in the New River Valley, according to new data released by NRVCS’ Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). According to the report, the average time law enforcement officials in the New River Valley typically spend on an ECO is slightly more …

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Original article appeared in the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance’s “Resonance” e-newlsetter Officials in Giles County are observing the 4th Annual Dating Violence Awareness Month and Healthy Relationships Weeks in February. The Giles Youth Adult Partnership (GYAP) and the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley (WRC) prepare throughout the year for …

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Story and photos by Mike Wade | NRVCS mwade@nrvcs.org It’s not every day someone receives an e-mail that could potentially change his or her life, but that is precisely what happened to Josh Farris on the afternoon of December 1, 2014. It was 4:10 p.m., to be exact. That’s when Farris, a senior at Eastern …

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The New River Valley Crisis Intervention Team (NRVCIT) program was awarded the 2014 Virginia CIT Program of the Year Award. Patrick Halpern, Coordinator of NRVCIT, was also honored as the Virginia CIT Coordinator of the Year for 2014. (Dean Barker of the Hampton-Newport News CIT was also recognized for this award.) The awards were presented …

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The NRVCS Prevention Services Team will offer a new cycle of the popular Strengthening Families Program (SFP), beginning in February at Pulaski Elementary School. The program, which is free, is open to any interested families with children who are ages 6 – 11. SFP will be offered on Monday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. …

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All NRVCS offices and clinics will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (This schedule change does not apply to our 24-hour/residential programs.) Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20.