Tagged With "mental health"

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RESOURCE: Mental health resource cards

Bonnie Berman ·
May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Attached please find mental health resource cards that were distributed at local libraries. Please print and share with your clients!
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YOLO COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Bonnie Berman ·
Greetings Community Partners, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency has scheduled a series of meetings throughout the area to discuss the mental health services and needs of our community. We want to hear from you – and your neighbor ! Please share this announcement far and wide. Robust discussion is encouraged to gain insight into what is working, and to identify areas that may need more attention to better serve the mental health needs of our community. We look forward to seeing you...
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Webinar: Impact of an Anti-Immigrant Climate on the Mental Health and Well Being of Children in California.

Bonnie Berman ·
On behalf of The Children's Partnership (TCP) and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), I would like to invite you to attend our webinar, Healthy Mind, Healthy Future: A Webinar Exploring the Impact of an Anti-Immigrant Climate on the Mental Health and Well Being of Children in California. August 7, 2018, 10:00AM-11:15AM PT / 1:00-2:15PM ET Registration Link: bit.ly/WebinarHMHF Facebook Link: bit.ly/FBWebinarHMHF In solidarity, Tessa Smith Family Partner/Outreach Specialist Yolo...
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Perinatal Mental Health training

Bonnie Berman ·
Co-sponsored and hosted by Dignity Health and Yolo County HHSA is set and registration < https://www. eventbrite.com/e/perinatal- mental-health-training-g reater-sacramento-tickets- 48579025172 > is now live!. The Perinatal Mental Health training program September 29th & 30th is presented by Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT. The program is designed for RNs, MSWs, lactation consultants, mental health clinicians and other community partners who want to become local champions and...
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Perinatal Mental Health training program

Bonnie Berman ·
A few seats are still available Nov 29th & 30th for RNs, MSWs, lactation consultants, mental health clinicians and other community partners to become local champions and content experts in Perinatal Mental Health. Dignity Health Foundation and Yolo County Health & Human Services, in collaboration with Maternal Mental Health NOW, has developed a Perinatal Mental Health training program, presented by Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, Training, CEUs and refreshments will be provided...
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Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice

Julie Langston ·
PESI, which does continuing education seminars, conferences, in-house training, webcasts and products for mental health professionals, is offering a trauma informed yoga information for mental health practitioners in our area. When: Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where: CROWNE PLAZA SACRAMENTO NORTHEAST, 5321 DATE AVENUE SACRAMENTO,CA 95841 Cost: $219.99 Single Registration $199.99 Single Registration Advance Price (ends 12/27/2016) $199.99 2+ Group Rate: per person For more...
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Infant Toddler Mental Health Presentation by Diane Evans LCSW/Ph.D.

Bonnie Berman ·
Diane Evans will focus on attachment and racial bias, and baby trauma. Please join us at the free event: Social Workers, Parents, Therapists, and Childcare Providers. Thank you for spreading the word. Friday, October 20th from 10:30am - 12:00pm at the Davis Library 315 E 8th Street. Contact Diane Evans at 530-750-2020 with questions.
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Information and Support for Families with Kids Experiencing Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties

Bonnie Berman ·
NAMI Yolo (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be hosting a program facilitated by Family Members Who Have Been There. Learn about the illnesses that cause behavioral difficulties and treatment options. Gain tools to: *manage medication *handle crisis and relapse *talk to mental health providers *navigate the school systems The program runs May 5th - May 19th on Saturdays from 9:00am - 3:00pm. No fees for the program or materials. To Register - Contact NAMI Yolo at 530-756-8181 or ...
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Not 'Just in Your Head': California Rolls Out Mental Health Guides for Coping With Coronavirus [kqed.org]

Mai Le ·
By Marisa Lagos Apr 7 Gov. Gavin Newsom opened his daily briefing Tuesday on the status of the coronavirus pandemic in California a bit differently than normal: With a mantra he says his mother used to repeat. "She said, 'Stand guard at the door of your mind,'" Newsom said. "Honestly, it took me a decade-plus to figure out what she was ultimately saying. But she was focused on, more than anything else, our capacity to be resilient and to meet challenges head-on, our capacity as human beings...
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WEBINAR: Maternal Mental Health 101

Bonnie Berman ·
Learn about the range of maternal mental health disorders, prevalence, signs, symptoms, and recommended treatment options on Thursday, December 13, 2018 . This webinar is hosted by 2020 Mom and presented by Postpartum Support International. Register for 2020 Mom's 12/13/2018 Webinar by visiting https://register.gotowebinar.c om/register/563661726062325762
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YOUTH Mental Health First Aid training!

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County HHSA still has space in the YOUTH curriculum trainings in April and May. Mental Health First Aid (Youth) Thursday & Friday April 19 & 20, 2018 8:30 am to 12:30pm each day (must attend both days) HHSA Gonzales Bldg. Clarksburg Conference Room 25 N. Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695< https://maps.google.com/ ?q=25+N.+Cottonwood+Street+ Woodland,+CA+95695& entry=gmail&source=g > Mental Health First Aid (Youth) Wednesday & Thursday May 9 & 10, 2018...
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WEBINAR: Incarcerated Mothers, Understanding the System and their Unique Mental Health Needs

Bonnie Berman ·
This webinar from Maternal Mental Health Now will be from 12pm-1pm PT on Friday, August 23, 2019. For more information and to register, please visit: https://maternalmentalhealthnow.org/incarcerated-mothers
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Child, Youth, and Transitional Age Carnival!

Bonnie Berman ·
The Child, Youth, and Family Branch of Yolo County Health and Human Services is holding a resource fair on May 28th. Food, activities, music and spoken word artists will be there. Please see the attached flyer for more information. DATE: May 28th TIME: 4pm-7pm LOCATION: 137 N . Cottonwood Street, Woodland CA 95695
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Teen Mental Health: Supporting Schools and Expanding Resources on 2/24

Bonnie Berman ·
Webinar: Noon-1:30pm, February 24, 2020 Rates of mental illness and suicide have risen markedly among teens in recent years, as has substance use. Given the importance of early screening and access to resources, leaders are working with schools and taking new approaches to get teens help when they need it most. This webinar will explore: Cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance use and suicide The role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care A program...
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Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Carnival

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us on Thursday, May 10th from 3pm-5pm at the Woodland HHSA Bauer Building for fun and community engagement. Feel free to set up a table at our lobby for your programs if you'd like, or just have materials at the Provider table we are setting up. Invite your clients (not limited to children clients) and staff. Please read the attached flyer for more details. Contact Kim Narvaez, the Children's Mental Health Program Manager, at 530-666-8513 with questions.
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Community Planning Mtg to discuss County Mental Health Services -Oct 16

Bonnie Berman ·
We are asking for your participation in a process designed to evaluate and improve the service delivery of mental health programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act Plan for our county. The Mental Health Service Act funds mental health services for the unserved and underserved members of our community. This money, some $10 -14 million dollars, funds programs that are required to be evaluated and informed by community stakeholder input. Frankly, in past years, very few have participated...
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Mental Health Month Awareness Events

Bonnie Berman ·
May is Mental Health month. Attached is a calendar of Mental Health Awareness Events that are happening in Yolo County. These events are open to the public. Please share! Sponsored by Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency
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Local COVID-19 resources all in one place

Bonnie Berman ·
Local County Resources: Health & Human Services Agency for Local Health Resources and General Questions https://www.yolocounty.org/ health-human-services/adults/ communicable-disease- investigation-and-control/ novel-coronavirus-2019 Davis Service Center: (530) 757-5502 Mental Health: (530) 757-5530 Woodland Service Center: (530) 661-2750 Mental Health: (530) 666-8630 Public Health: (530) 666-8643 Winters Service Center: (530) 406-4444 West Sacramento Service Center: (916) 375-6200...
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MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES: CommuniCare Health Centers is accepting referrals!

Bonnie Berman ·
Davis: (530) 758-2060 Woodland: (530) 405-2800 West Sacramento: (916) 403-2900 Navigation Center: (Davis) – (530) 204-9467 Substance use treatment: For screening and referral to substance use treatment, the 24/7 access line is still staffed and working. If clients present at an HHSA location they are being helped with calling the access line and referral for services. CommuniCare is also continuing to offer screening and referral via telephone/telehealth at the below numbers. Substance use...
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Yolo Chosen to Attend National Summit to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

Emily Kochly ·
March 4, 2016 County leaders and local policymakers representing 50 jurisdictions in 37 states are set to converge on Washington, DC, April 17-19 to address the overrepresentation of people with mental illnesses in jails across the country. The 50 teams were chosen to attend the National Stepping Up Summit, a first-of-its-kind summit hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the National Association of Counties (NACo), and the American Psychiatric Association (APA)...
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Re: YOLO COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Rebekah Couch ·
Fantastic!
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Yolo County HHSA First Responders' Mental Health Urgent Care in West Sac

Bonnie Berman ·
The Yolo County First Responders’ Mental Health Urgent Care is here to support our community. The center is OPEN now, but Nurse Practioners and Peer Support workers won't be staffed until July 2018. Who do we serve: Adult (18 years and older) residents of Yolo County Services: Crisis assessment and supportive counseling; referrals to other local community services Coming July, 2018: Medication intervention Staffing: Mental Health Clinicians providing Crisis Intervention; Case Managers...
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TRAINING: Advanced Clinical Training in Perinatal Mental Health on 5/13

Bonnie Berman ·
This training is for mental health clinicians serving Yolo County and the surrounding communities who want to enhance their expertise in serving pregnant and postpartum women and their families. The training is on May 13, 2019. 9 AM – 4:30 PM , at Woodland Health Care (Medical Office Building; 632 West Gibson Road, Woodland, CA). Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.
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TRAINING: Integrating Maternal Mental Health Education, Screening, and Referral into Your Clinic

Bonnie Berman ·
These trainings are for clinical and non-clinical staff serving perinatal women and their families in Yolo County and surrounding communities. May 2nd , 9 AM - 5 PM Woodland Health Care Medical Office Building in Woodland May 10th , 9 AM - 5 PM Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.
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Participate in the YC Mental Health Services Act Community Planning Process

Bonnie Berman ·
The Yolo County Mental Health Services Act community planning process begins this spring. The first meeting is on 5/3/19 in Woodland . For those interested in engaging with the MHSA program staff and stakeholders on planning prevention programs that encompass all facets of health, and for those who want to be involved as stakeholders in the community planning process, this meeting may interest you. Please see the flyer for details.
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Help plan how MHSA funds are allocated in Yolo County

Bonnie Berman ·
Yolo County Health and Human Services (HHSA) invites the public to participate in the community planning process to inform how the county should use the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) resources allocated each year to Yolo County. Yolo County HHSA uses MHSA funds to expand and enhance the mental health system of care throughout the county and are inclusive of Full Service Partnership, Prevention, Access and Linkage, Early Intervention, and Outreach. We encourage broad support and feedback...
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Mental Health Counseling Services for Dunnigan residents through RISE

Bonnie Berman ·
Please see the attached flyers in Spanish and English for more details.
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NAMI-Yolo annual fundraiser Feb 20th & NAMI-Yolo is recruiting for board of directors

Bonnie Berman ·
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Yolo County Opportunity: NAMI-Yolo is recruiting for board of directors. Please see the attachment for more information. Fundraiser: NAMI-Yolo is having their annual fundraiser Thursday, February 20th at the Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner. This dinner is the annual fundraiser for NAMI-Yolo and is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of mental health options AND amplify the voices of people experiencing mental illness. James...
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LIVE WEBCAST: 2020 Mom Forum on Maternal and Mental Health Care; Feb 12 & 13

Bonnie Berman ·
Join the Yolo Maternal Mental Health Collaborative for a live webcast of the 2020 Mom Forum: Yolo County HHSA, 25 N Cottonwood, Clarksburg Room, February 12 & 13, 2020. CEUs available. Throughout the two day event, topics such as pathways to transform systems of care and access to the right care at the right time at the right price will be addressed, including discussions about technology, employer strategies, regulatory levers and more. Please see the attached flyer for more information...
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WEBINARS for parents/caregivers and providers on mental health, caregiving, the Census, and parenting education

Bonnie Berman ·
Mental Health in the Age of the Coronavirus on 4/9 6am-6:45am on Thursday, April 9 The virus isn’t just a threat to physical health, it’s also causing anxiety and overwhelm. How is mental health being incorporated into the global public health response? What are the long-term consequences of the ongoing pandemic on people’s mental well-being? The National Institute for Mental Health just released some guidance on managing stress, fear and anxiety amid the pandemic. What else needs to be...
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YC Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on 8/29

Bonnie Berman ·
Please plan on attending the Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on August 29th, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to gather information on how the County should plan to use MHSA funding in Yolo County. MHSA will present the planning proposal for the community input process and seek feedback from you to guide the MHSA 3-Year Planning Process. DATE: Thursday August 29, 2019 TIME: 5:00 PM -7:00 PM LOCATION: Winter’s Fire Department, Community Room 700...
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2020 Sex and Perinatal Mental Health Conference

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Belongingness Can Protect Against Impact of Trauma, Study Suggests

Bonnie Berman ·
A new study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, investigates the effects of belongingness on adult mental health, outcomes of childhood trauma, and risky alcohol use. The results of the study suggest a feeling of belonging in childhood may serve as a protective factor for difficulties with mental health and adverse outcomes of childhood trauma later in life. https://www.madinamerica.com/2 018/12/belongingness-can-prote ct-impact-trauma-study-suggests/
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Community Engagement Workgroup supporting MHSA 9/26

Bonnie Berman ·
Join us! The Community Engagement Workgroup is an ongoing engagement workgroup to support the Mental Health Services Act planning in Yolo County. This workgroup involves the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group Discussion led by the MHSA Team and C.A.R.E. - Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group. Attached please find a flyer about an upcoming opportunity to participate in this effort. If you have questions, please contact Anthony Taula-Lieras (...
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First 5 Yolo scholarships for provider trainings in early childhood mental health

Bonnie Berman ·
First 5 Yolo is offering scholarship opportunities for the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program and the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please share widely with your networks!
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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Focus Group for parents/caregivers; 11/5

Bonnie Berman ·
On Tuesday, November 5, at 5:30PM , Help Me Grow Yolo County is hosting a Family/Caregiver Focus group for families and primary caregivers to have a chance to voice their thoughts on Yolo County Mental Health Services for children 0-5 and their families. Attached please find the flyers with all the details. Feel free to share the Family Focus Group Flyer with families that you work with. Please RSVP to Liz Sardinas at Help Me Grow Yolo County via phone 1-844-410-4769 or email...
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4th Annual Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference

By UCSF Continuing Medical Education, December 12, 2019 This is the fourth annual conference here in the Bay Area focusing on maternal mental health and well-being, with speakers from throughout the area covering important topics that will improve the care our patients are receiving. We welcome anyone with a personal or professional interest in maternal mental health. Participants will: Review the state of the current opioid crisis in this country and learn about tools to help identity...
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TRAINING: Free Maternal and Adv Perinatal Mental Health Training in May

Bonnie Berman ·
There are still spots available for the 5/10 Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Training which is designed for front line staff who are not licensed clinicians or healthcare providers. It is also ideal for anyone who wants an all day MMH 101. Tegwin Millard’s training is wonderful, and she weaves in ACEs and trauma informed principals throughout. This FREE training includes lunch and is being hosted by Dignity Health in Woodland. Additionally, there are also still spots for the 5/13 Advanced...
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2020 Sex and Perinatal Mental Health Conference

Bonnie Berman ·
Sex & Perinatal Mental Health Conference on January 13th and 14th, 2020 at The California Endowment. This dynamic training will delve into areas such as postpartum sex, birth trauma, cultural attitudes about sex, gender and sexuality, gender affirming care, personal stories and more. We have an amazing lineup of speakers and wanted to introduce you to a few over the next couple of weeks. Two day training that will explore how sex and sexuality impact and interact with mental health...
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TRAINING: Youth Mental Health First Aid on 2/19 and 2/20

Bonnie Berman ·
In partnership with the City of West Sacramento, Yolo County Health and Human Services is pleased to present a Youth Mental Health First Aid training at the West Sacramento Community Center. This training teaches the signs, symptoms and risk factors you may see in a young person struggling with emotional challenges or in crisis, and how to assist. It is free to all who live, work or volunteer in Yolo County. Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.
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The 2020 California Children’s Report Card

Bonnie Berman ·
The 2020 California Children’s Report Card– the whole child report on children’s health, education and well-being in our state – is available now. This year’s Report Card grades California on 31 key children’s issues – and includes new sections on Family Supports, Adolescents & Transition Age Youth and Connected Cradle-to-Career. It also shines a spotlight on the impact racism, poverty and immigration threats have on our kids. Despite recent progress, this year’s grades show the urgent...
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ARTICLE: Children’s mental health a cause for concern in report on California youth policies

Bonnie Berman ·
According to the 2020 California Children’s Report Card California from Children Now, California is doing a better job serving children in some areas like health insurance, discipline, and absenteeism. However, CA received an 'F' grade for its school mental health services. https://edsource.org/2020/childrens-mental-health-a-cause-for-concern-in-report-on-california-youth-policies/623070?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email
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YOUTH OPPORTUNITY: 2nd Annual Innovation Idea Lab on 3/23

Bonnie Berman ·
Our Yolo County Mental Health Services Act team is collaborating with Solano and Sacramento counties to host the 2 nd Annual Innovation Idea Lab. This very successful event is a project of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission’s Youth Innovation Committee. It is an opportunity to hear the voice and choice of our Youth Leaders regarding preventative mental health services and strategies to increase the resilience of young people. In addition to the invitation for...
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3 WEBINARS: Supporting emotional, psychological, and physical health of children

Bonnie Berman ·
WEBINARS Supporting our children in the struggle against COVID-19 on 3/24 5:30-6:30pm PT on Tuesday, March 24 Please join Embrace Race for this webinar. We'll be joined by two special guests - clinical psychologist, Dr. Allison Bricoe-Smith, and developmental behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin - for a conversation about how adults can support the emotional, psychological, and physical health of children in this shelter-in-place moment. As always, we'll leave lots of time for...
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WORKSHOP: Flourishing in Adolescence from National Academics of Sciences on 5/5

Bonnie Berman ·
8am-1pm PT on May 5 The Forum for Children's Well-Being will host a one-day virtual Workshop on Flourishing in Adolescence that will discuss best practices in providing and supporting adolescent health services and key messaging and communication strategies related to adolescent mental, emotional, and behavioral health. The workshop will also feature a panel of youth representatives who will share their own experiences related to mental, emotional, and behavioral health. To register: ...
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Re: YC Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on 8/29

Lynn Arner ·
I am wondering if the meeting has been canceled. I am here at the Winters Fire Department and no one is here.
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White Paper on 5 Key Elements to Trauma-Informed Care

Bonnie Berman ·
The experience of trauma leads to or exacerbates mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions, making it a vital component of any effective treatment plan. A trauma-informed care framework involves real-time strategies to promote staff and organizational wellness and equip organizations to retain their staff, reduce the number of critical incidents, and increase client engagement in their care. This white paper from Relias discusses the 5 key components in implementing and...
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PODCAST: NPR Addresses Women’s Mental Health

Bonnie Berman ·
National Public Radio aired a special series last week entitled WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH AT KEY STAGES IN LIFE: How Puberty, Pregnancy, and Perimenopause Affect Mental Health. Topics included: How Puberty, Pregnancy, and Perimenopause Impact Women’s Mental Health A “Lifeline” for Doctors Helps them Treat Postpartum Depression As Menopause Nears, Be Aware It Can Trigger Depression and Anxiety We Answer Your Questions about Perimenopause Menopause Starts Younger than You Think: Here’s What You...
 
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