It’s a short walk from J.T. Karaffa Elementary School to Toronto Junior and Senior High School, but it seemed like an insurmountable journey to Parker Williamson. Parker would have to make the trip because he was completing fifth grade and heading into sixth grade. For many students, the short walk between the two buildings on […]
Children can develop all of the same mental health conditions as adults, but because they’re still learning how to identify and talk about thoughts and emotions, they typically express them differently than adults. For example, depressed children will often show more irritability than depressed adults, who more typically show sadness. Children suffering from anxiety will […]
You are now 18. You are on your own. Now foster care is over and you’ve been couch-surfing for awhile and recently you’ve had a little trouble with the law. No family. No job. No transportation. No bank account, not even a social security card. No hope.
A growing relationship between Franklinton Preparatory Academy in Columbus and The Village Network is producing positive outcomes, and it has literally given one student a new lease on life.
WOOSTER — The Village Network’s Boys’ Village School will be operated by LEAP, which provides special education services for public schools, when the school year ends. The Village Network and Wooster City Schools made the joint announcement in September 2018 that the Wooster district would no longer be operating Boys’ Village School on the TVN […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — The Village Network is proud to announce that they have selected LEAP as a new partner for education services at the Wooster Residential Campus. Effective July 1, LEAP will begin leading education services at the Boys’ Village School, which was previously operated by Wooster City Schools. The amicable decision was made in […]
WOOSTER, Ohio — The Village Network has again achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation. Staff of The Village Network, which provides care and services to traumatized children and their families in Ohio and West Virginia, spent about a year on the accreditation process. “It can be a challenge for an organization […]
Mental health support for students is a big item on the ongoing agenda of the district and will be implemented under an 'umbrella of services.'
CADIZ — Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent can learn more about the process and speak to professionals and foster care parents at an open house 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Harrison Hills City Schools Administration building, 730 Peppard Ave. The foster care open house is organized by The Village Network, a nonprofit […]
WOOSTER — Steve Shapiro said he was in awe in August 2015 when the conversion of The Village Network’s administration building into something quite different was revealed. He and his wife Cheryl were benefactors for the Cheryl and Steve Shapiro Center for the Expressive Arts, constructed within the former operations building. Visitors could be equally […]