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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Staff Complete Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Staff Complete Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training

Three staff members at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch recently became certified Mental Health First Aid instructors. During the multi-day interactive training, candidates learned how to teach the course with fidelity to a range of diverse audiences and learning styles. The Ranch’s newest certified trainers are Dr. Megan Spencer, Clinical Psychologist; John Campbell, Coordinator of Student Services; and Tom Kopp, Director of Residential Services.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

Tim Gienger, Clinical Director at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support he provides his employee Kyle Schmidt, Captain, North Dakota Army National Guard.…

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Anita Burns promoted to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Program Manager

Anita Burns promoted to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Program Manager

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch recently promoted Anita Burns to the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Program Manager on its Minot campus. In her new position, Burns will oversee the PRTF cottages, ensuring that all treatment plans and programming meet the specific needs of each child, and that the Ranch is a safe place for children to live, learn, and heal.…

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Lisa Cole Celebrates 45 Years at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Lisa Cole Celebrates 45 Years at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

Lisa Cole, who started working at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch on November 25, 1975, is celebrating 45 years of employment. Cole joined the Ranch out of high school, working in the Minot Foundation office under the direction of Larry Knutson, President Emeritus.…

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Marisa Rudie promoted to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Program Manager

Marisa Rudie promoted to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Program Manager

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch recently promoted Marisa Rudie to the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Program Manager on its Bismarck campus. In her new position, Rudie will oversee the PRTF cottages, ensuring that all treatment plans and programming meet the specific needs of each child, and that the Ranch is a safe place for children to live, learn, and heal.…

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Diane Larson, Ron Greenmyer, and Tim Mihalick Appointed to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Boards of Directors

Diane Larson, Ron Greenmyer, and Tim Mihalick Appointed to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Boards of Directors

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch welcomed Diane Larson, Ron Greenmyer, and Tim Mihalick to its Board of Directors.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Adds Therapist to Fargo

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Adds Therapist to Fargo

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Welcomes New Professional Staff to its Minot Campus

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Welcomes New Professional Staff to its Minot Campus

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.…

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Dakota Family Services Adds Nurse Practitioner in Fargo

Dakota Family Services Adds Nurse Practitioner in Fargo

Vanessa Lien, DNP, APRN, NP-C, recently joined Dakota Family Services, an outpatient behavioral health clinic. Vanessa will diagnose psychiatric and behavioral health conditions, as well as provide medication management to clients of all ages.…

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Lucas Mitzel, LMSW, joins Dakota Family Services

Lucas Mitzel, LMSW, joins Dakota Family Services

Dakota Family Services recently hired Lucas Mitzel to provide outpatient therapy in Fargo. Mitzel, a Licensed Master Social Worker, will provide behavioral health therapy for children, adolescents, and adults ages 5-30.…

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Hires New Therapist

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Hires New Therapist

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch recently hired Jesse Lamm as a therapist in its Fargo Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program.…

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