West Virginia Caring will be hosting its 23rd annual bereavement camp for kids, Camp Caring

West Virginia Caring will be hosting its 23rd annual bereavement camp for kids, Camp Caring, on August 3rd, 2019 at Camp Mountaineer in Monongalia County, WV.

 

Camp Caring is held to support adolescents, ages 6-14, in WV that have experienced the death of a love one.  Focusing on large and small group activities, the Camp empowers each adolescent with the ability to express their grief and successfully cope with their feeling of loss and trauma. Camp Caring runs optional  concurrent sessions for the adults(s) in the child’s life. The purpose is that each family member is individual strengthened and supported so that the entire family can move forward together to a place of a new normal. 

 

Camp Caring is a free all day event!

 

Please help us in spreading the word on camp and extending the information out to those who may benefit. 

 

Link to website and applications:  https://wvcaring.org/services/grief-and-loss/camp-caring/

 

National LGBT Cancer Network

This webinar will highlight ways to engage LGBTQ individuals in your work during the upcoming Pride season.

 

Webinar Presenters include:

  • Dr Scout, Deputy Director National LGBT Cancer Network will talk about how different tobacco and cancer programs have engaged in Prides.
  • Adrian Shanker, Founder & Executive Director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Pennsylvania will discuss policy change and promoting cancer awareness at Pride events.
  • Alanna Biblow, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Maryland Department of Health will talk about their experience using a snapchat frame to promote tobacco control at Pride.
  • Joyce Swetlick, Director of Tobacco Cessation, North Carolina Department of Health, will discuss their organization’s long-term engagement with North Carolina Pride.
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WVU Medicine, Mon EMS to merge EMS services in Mon and Preston counties

WVU Medicine, Mon EMS to merge EMS services in Mon and Preston counties

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WVU Hospitals and Monongalia Health System have signed a letter of intent to combine the assets of Monongalia Emergency Medical Services (Mon EMS) and HealthTeam Critical Care Transport to create a single, cohesive countywide emergency medical system/transport structure to better serve the needs of residents of Monongalia and Preston Counties.

Under the terms of the agreement, the assets of HealthTeam in Monongalia County will be transferred to Mon EMS. After the two entities are combined, Mon EMS will be jointly managed and operated by Mon Health System and WVU Hospitals.

According to officials, the joint operation will make EMS services more efficient, as services provided will be under a consistent, cost effective, and rapid response model, offering basic and advanced life support throughout the region.

The announcement was made at Wednesday’s (Nov. 28) Monongalia County Commission meeting.

Ambulances will be based at the present Mon EMS headquarters, at the Gateway complex, Cheat Lake VFD, Clinton District VFD, and Clay-Battelle Health Center. Other locations may be added in the future.

The Mon EMS ambulances will be co-branded after the joint agreement is in effect, and will display the name “Mon EMS,” as well as the logos of Mon Health Medical Center and WVU Medicine.

A new permanent president/director for Mon EMS will be recruited. In the meantime, the current special operations supervisor of Mon EMS, Pat Cornell, and the current president of HealthTeam, Clinton Burley, will serve as co-interim executive directors of Mon EMS.

The process to merge the assets must have approval from the boards of both hospitals, as well as state licensing agencies. It will likely be spring before details are finalized. In the meantime, calls will be dispatched based on the closest available vehicle.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning

 

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning

July 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Limited seating available

**Experiential Activity at Stars and Strides Farm**

Objectives: In this course you will learn

  • Basics and premise behind Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning

 

  1. How EAP/EAL provides an existential experience and personal development
  1. How EAP/EAL will support individuals, couples and/or families in developing healthy relationships
  1. How EAP/EAL can support the development of responsibility and accountability
  1. How EAP/EAL aid in overcoming barriers to find change
  1. How EAP/EAL can aid in the development of decision making skills
  1. How EAP/EAL can support the use of appropriate risks to move out of comfort zone
  1. How EAP/EAL increases use of effective communication—both verbally and non-verbally

(Tentative Itinerary)

10 a.m.

  • What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning
  • Experiential Modality
  • Why Horses?
  • EAP versus Traditional Therapy
  • Team Approach

 

11 a.m.

  • Code of Ethics
  • Ground Work
  • Solution-Oriented

 

12 Noon

  • Lunch
  • Travel to Farm

 

1:00pm

  • Horse Safety
  • Safety “untraining”
  • Equipment
  • Facility
  • Confidentiality

 

2 p.m.

  • Equine group exercise
  • Adjournment/ Questions

 

3 p.m.

  • End of Day

 

3 Hospital Plaza, Clarksburg, WV 26301 | 304-969-3100 | HighlandClarksburgHospital.com

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Camden Family Health currently has a full time therapist position available

Camden Family Health currently has a full time therapist position available. Applicant will provide behavioral health services at our centers and in our School Based Behavioral Health Programs.  Applicants must be able to work independently and under supervision as a member of a Primary Care Team.  Experience in working with adults, families, children, and adolescents is preferred. Applicant must have a Master’s Degree and current Licensure. Travel between locations will be required. Competitive salary and benefit package is available. Forward a letter of interest and resume to Camden Family Health 10003 Webster Rd. Camden on Gauley, WV 26208. You may also apply at camdenfamilyhealth.com

WV Geriatrics: Caregiving Upcoming Conference

Upcoming conference, theme Caregiving:  Challenges and Solutions.  The cost is very reasonable, only $100 and $35 is you are a student, resident and/or fellow.  The registration includes the cost for processing the seven (7) continuing education credits, breakfast, lunch and snacks plus one year membership in the WV Geriatrics Society (WVGS) for calendar year 2019.

 

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Exhibitor opportunities available and Poster Competition.  Go to www.wvgeriatrics.org to view the announcements or download from the website.

 

Thank you, and hope to see you on September 13th.

2018 Recovery Month Toolkit

Now Available: 2018 Recovery Month Toolkit and PSAs

Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and to celebrate individuals living in recovery. The Toolkit and PSAs can be used to organize events, issue proclamations, and increase public awareness. Learn more about Recovery Month 2018 and how you can get involved.