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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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Teenagers remind me of toddlers…

April 19, 2016

I find myself at a strange crossroad in my life. I am a mother of a two-year-old girl and a fourteen-year-old, 8th grade, girl. I find their behavior and personalities strikingly parallel. Teenagers remind me of toddlers…one second moody, independent, emotional, destructive, and upset with little reason or explanation. Then, like the flip of a […]

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Announcing Awakenings Academy

March 8, 2016
The Holistic Home

Hillcrest Family Services Announces the Opening of Awakenings Academy, a Residential Treatment Facility Open to Youth Across the Country. Dubuque, IA – March 8, 2016 – Years in development, supported by countless hours of research, with an unparalleled commitment to the most advanced and effective teaching, treatment and quality control methods, Hillcrest Family Services announced […]

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Does your metabolism need a boost?

March 3, 2016

March is National Nutrition Month!  It is also that time of year when we start getting to enjoy more sunshine and some warmer temperatures!  That always seems to give me some motivation to get moving and putting some thought into improving my health.  An important way to do that is to make sure my metabolism […]

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