Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

As Congress returns for the lame duck session, they face a number of outstanding issues — one of which is the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is a vital to the safety of victims, survivors, and their communities; it cannot simply be checked off of Congress’s to-do list by changing the dates for existing funding, ignoring the cries of countless survivors and direct service providers to do more. Survivors and their communities need Congress to take meaningful action.


The awareness of the scope of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking occurring in our nation has never been greater. Congress must pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization that invests in increased evidence-based prevention, enhances survivors’ access to safety and justice, and maintains critical protections for vulnerable communities.


Requested Action

Contact your members of Congress to tell them:

  • VAWA is vital to protecting community safety, preventing violence, serving victims, and holding abusers accountable.
  • A VAWA that rolls back important protections for vulnerable communities or that fails to make important improvements identified by victims and survivors is unacceptable. Simple changing the dates on the existing funding will not address the needs of survivors.
  • VAWA has always been, and must always be, bipartisan.

Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting Alzheimer’s Community Forums

The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting Alzheimer’s Community Forums this November and December.  Forums provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.


No individual or family should have to navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. Community forums bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs, and services to support families in their communities.


Working together with volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can work to ensure families have access to the resources available to help them face the many challenges associated with the disease. Community volunteers are essential in helping the Alzheimer’s Association best serve the needs of families affected by any type of dementia, in driving awareness and in mobilizing West Virginia communities in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.


For more info on the upcoming Alzheimer’s Community Forums, see attached flyers:

  • Huntington, WV– 5:30pm Thursday, November 29, 2018 (1000 5th Ave Huntington WV)
  • Martinsburg, WV– 5:00pm Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 (101 West King St Martinsburg WV)


RSVP online:



Teaching kids about mental health

Teaching kids about mental health should not stop once they leave the house. School is an important place for them to learn more, and school counselors and teachers should have resources about mental illness and suicide. It’s also beneficial for a child to have a non-biased counselor to talk to if they have questions they don’t feel comfortable asking you, or if they’re having mental health concerns about themselves.

A great resource for schools is NAMI Ending the Silence, an in-class presentation in which students learn about mental illness from someone with lived experience. Having conversations and learning about mental health in school will only reinforce the information you share with your child at home. The more education your child receives about mental health, the more important it will seem.

The WellTree, llc is seeking applicants for the position of Family Education Specialist in the following counties: Marion, Monongalia, Barbour, Taylor and Preston counties.

The WellTree, llc is seeking applicants for the position of Family Education Specialist in the following counties: Marion, Monongalia, Barbour, Taylor and Preston counties. Education requirement is a degree in social work or a Human Service degree in the following: Sociology • Psychology • Counseling • Interpersonal Communication • Human Services • Primary or Secondary Education • Criminal Justice • Board of Regents with an emphasis in Human Service • Gerontology • Family and Consumer Science. Social work license is preferred not required. Must have valid WV driver’s license and clear CIB/FBI and CPS/APS background checks. Position provides in-home services to at-risk children and families. Above average pay offered to successful candidates. Email letter of interest and resume to shawntrimble@thewelltree

Treating the Invisible Wounds of War

Treating the Invisible Wounds of War – Over 1.6 million men and women have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF/OIF) to date. Almost half of those Service Members are married, and almost half have dependent children–the majority 5 years old and younger. In today’s unique combat situation–where there is no front line and constant vigilance must be maintained on the ground, where individuals are serving as many as four deployments that are longer in duration than in the past, and where Service Members and Families are asked to give more because of our all-volunteer military–we’re learning that, “The wounds of war are not limited to the battlefield.” Army OneSource has launched a formal campaign, supported by the U.S. Army, to encourage civilian health and Behavioral Health providers to complete a FREE online course in the series titled, “Treating the Invisible Wounds of War.” This series of courses was designed to help primary care physicians, case workers, mental health providers, and other professionals – who may see a veteran or family member on an unrelated issue – develop a better understanding of the culture in which Service Members and Veterans, as well as their Families, live and work. The course also provides best practices for identifying, assessing, and treating Behavioral Health problems that result from the trauma of war.

1.Treating the Invisible Wounds of War (TTIWW): PTSD/TBI Length: 4 Hours Credit Type(s): 4.0 NBCC Hours – Provider #5470; 4.0 CNE Contact Hours (AP004-1211); 4.0 DC Contact hours; Contact Hours; 0.4 CEU; 4 Contact Hours (category B) CE for NC Psychologists

2.TTIWW: A Primary Care Approach Length: 1 Hour Credit Type(s): 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, 1.0 AAFP Prescribed

3.TTIWW: Issues of Women Returning from Combat Length: 3 Hours Credit Type(s): 3.0 Contact Hours NBCC (Provider #5470), 3.0 CNE Contact Hours (AP004-1212), 3.0 Contact Hours, 0.3 CEU; 3.0 DC Contact hours; 3 Contact Hours (category B) CE for NC Psychologists

4.TTIWW: Recognizing the Signs of mTBI during Routine Eye Examinations Length: 2 Hours Credit Type(s): 2.0 COPE Hours (Course ID: 32660-NO), 2.0 Contact Hours, 0.2 CEU 5. *NEW* TTIWW: Understanding Military Family Issues Length: 3 Hours Credit Type(s): 3.0 NBCC Credit Hours (Provider #5470); 3.0 Contact Hours; 0.3 CEU In addition to better supporting Service Members, those who complete the course will:\ receive a poster to display in their offices inviting Service Members and their Families to talk to a health professional about any troubling symptoms, receive a Certificate of Completion suitable for framing, be eligible for FREE Continuing Education Unit (CEU)


INSTRUCTIONS: From your browser, go to Step 1: Click on New Users tab at the top of the screen Step 2: Create a personal user account following the instructions on the screen *NOTE: Be sure to enter your Army OneSource referral code: IJF-BH in the space provided. If you don’t have a referral code, contact your local Army OneSource Community Support Coordinator. Step 3: Login to the system using your new ID and password Step 4: Click on Courses tab at the top of the screen Step 5: Select a course you wish to complete. Step 6: Click on Register Once you complete the course, your CEU will be recorded, and you will have access to download and print a Certificate of Completion.

Fox Run in our Therapy Department for a Master’s Licensed Therapist/Social Worker.

We currently have an opening at Fox Run in our Therapy Department for a Master’s Licensed Therapist/Social Worker.


Please apply on our website at and click on Careers.



Encourage, Empower, and Enrich at Fox Run


Join our team and be a part of a rewarding experience to make a difference in the lives of our residents!


$5,000.00 Sign-On Bonus!


$44,000.00+ for a starting salary, depending on experience.


Student Loan Relief Program!


Fox Run: The Center for Children and Adolescents, a subsidiary of UHS, is recruiting for a Licensed Therapist (LSW, LISW, LPC, or LPCC).

Located in St. Clairsville (OH), this 100-bed facility thrives on passionate and dedicated personnel, while incorporating innovative technology

and therapies for the betterment of our patients. Here at Fox Run, we encourage our employees and patients to work towards a brighter future,

empower them to accomplish their goals, and by doing so, enrich our own lives as well as those of others in our communities.




This opportunity provides the following:


  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • Student Loan Relief Program
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off


The Therapist (LSW, LISW, LPC, or LPCC) is responsible for maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy,

biopsychosocial assessment, the therapy component of the treatment plan, documentation, accepting inquiry calls, and assisting with discharge planning.


Qualifications and Skills


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Human Services related field.

LSW, LISW, LPC or LPCC and Ohio license required.



Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) knows what it takes to lead, inspire and succeed. One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies,

UHS owns and operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico,

the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.




For more information contact Jerry Herrick at 740-695-2131 or



Jerry Herrick|Human Resources Director | | Office (740) 695-2131 | Fax (740) 695-7113

Fox Run Center for Children & Adolescents| 67670 Traco Drive, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 |


EASTERN PANHANDLE PSYCHIATRY Out-patient therapist openings for part- (min of 8 hours per week) or full-time position in established private psychiatric practice in Martinsburg, WV.


Out-patient therapist openings for part- (min of 8 hours per week) or full-time position in established private psychiatric practice in Martinsburg, WV.


LCSW or LICSW, with clinical supervision option on-site.

Flexible schedule possible with Day / Evening office hours available, as well as Saturday hours (but not required). LPCs and other credentials also welcome to apply.


All populations (children to seniors) served, related to mental health and substance use issues – DSM 5 diagnoses.


Individual therapy is primary modality, with some couples and group formats offered based on need, and depending on clinical specialty.


Assistance with registering on CAQH provided.


Send resume and references to Will Perks, LICSW, with introductory letter, questions, and career goals, via

Wellspring Family Services, a division of Crittenton Services, has an opening for a Site Director who will oversee our Weirton, WV location

Wellspring Family Services, a division of Crittenton Services, has an opening for a Site Director who will oversee our Weirton, WV location. Reporting to the Director of Family Services, this position will supervise and manage the offices and staff, while providing clinical supervision and administrative oversight.


A Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work with appropriate WV licensure required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience with at-risk families and trauma-informed treatment. Prior supervisory experience is desirable. Please check our website at to learn how we are positively impacting our communities across the state of West Virginia.