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4 Things To Know To Be Successful

August 19, 2016

Breastfeeding Success As I work with breastfeeding women, one of the most frequent comments I hear is “how can I be sure I will be successful so I can meet my breastfeeding goal?”  Well, there are four key steps that have been identified as being important in getting breastfeeding off to a good start and […]

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Mental Health Treatment Working in South East Iowa

August 9, 2016

Wednesday June 29th Mt Pleasant News headline on the bottom of front page states “Berndt says mental health treatment program working.” It goes on to discuss how Hillcrest Family Services has been providing mental health services for over a year in the Henry County Health Center Emergency Room.  The numbers indicate that services have been effective […]

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The Dollars and Cents of Treating Troubled Youth

June 21, 2016

After completing my thesis at Mt Mercy University on How Parents of Autistic Children Adapt and Persevere, I was asked to join a project with Dr. Jacob Christenson.  I was truly excited about the opportunity to participate in the research and writing process of this project. Our article was published in the “Child and Family  Studies Journal.” The […]

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A Student Art Show, Shows More Than Art

May 23, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 students of Anna B. Lawther Academy were featured in our first annual Art Show. Mary Jo Pancratz, our certified Art teacher, organized and presented the Art Show. Students began this school year by studying the elements of art, then moving forward to one point perspectives, still life drawing and watercolor […]

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A Month of Mental Health Awareness

May 13, 2016

It has come to my attention that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I, for one, think this is a wonderful thing. Being that I myself work in the Integrated Health Home (IHH) department of Hillcrest, Mental health is a large concern to both me and my coworkers.  However, mental health is not only a […]

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