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.

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PROTECTING CHILDREN, PRESERVING FAMILIES:Lessons from the Indian Child Welfare Act

 a WVU School of Social Work co-sponsored event approved for CE hours in Morgantown on 10/30. Please share widely 

https://socialwork.wvu.edu/ce/continuing-education

PROTECTING CHILDREN, PRESERVING FAMILIES:Lessons from the Indian Child Welfare Act
Presented by: Sarah Kastelic, Ph.D., M.S.W., Executive Director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
October 30, 2018
7-8pm

WVU Mountainlair Ballroom, Morgantown, WV
Free parking upper floor Mountainlair Garage after 6pm

Approved for 1 SW CE hour for licensed social workers in WV, PA, MD, & VA
No RSVP needed

Event sponsored by the Carolyn Reyer Fund for Native American Studies with assistance from: the Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, College for Education & Human Resources-Child Development & Family Studies Program and School of Social Work.

Dr. Kastelic will address the historic roots of the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act, in particular, the importance of tribal and cultural affiliation for American Indian and Alaska Native children, and for Indigenous peoples generally. The passage of ICWA, and ongoing measures to see that it is uniformly enforced, are part of overall efforts to prevent Native children from becoming “cultural orphans.” All those who work to protect children and facilitate healthy, functioning families will be able to learn from the example of the strong advocacy provided through the initial passage of ICWA and the important work that continues through the National Indian Child Welfare Assoc. today. Nationwide, many states have seen increases in the percentage of children being removed from their homes due to the co-mingled factors of parental drug abuse and child neglect. Indeed, states that have been heavily impacted by the current opioid crisis, including West Virginia, depend on the skills of effective social workers to protect children and assist in their foster care placement and/or adoption when necessary

Training Information

Date:

November 14, 2017

 

Times:

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Check in begins at 8:30am

 

**CEU’s pending for Social Work, LPC’s, and Law Enforcement

 

Location:

Holiday Inn Express Martinsburg

301 Foxcroft Avenue

Martinsburg, WV

 

Registration Fee:

$25

(Includes continental breakfast and afternoon snack—lunch is on your own)

 

Contact Amy Kidrick to register:

E-mail: akidrick@eastridgehs.org

Phone: 304-263-8954 ext. 7067

Fax: 304-263-8141

Payment methods accepted: cash, check (payable to EastRidge Health Systems), or credit card

 

50 REGISTRANTS ONLY

To Register – https://wvucommhealth.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfI2kLtePgMEzY1

Children’s Health Policy Summit

September 7, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Keynote Speakers: Former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller and Former U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell

 

Agenda and Press Release Attached – Please Share This E-mail Widely

 

Erickson Alumni Center

West Virginia University

Morgantown, W.Va.

The 2017 WV Center for Children’s Justice Handle with Care Conference will be September 27-29, 2017 at the Civic Center in Charleston, WV and registration is now open!

We have a new conference website which has the agenda, breakout session descriptions, speaker bios and an easy registration! www.handlewithcarewv.org/conference/index.html

There is also a link to the conference website on our website

www.handlewithcarewv.org

There will be 4 plenaries and 42 breakout sessions with tracks for Handle with Care, Law Enforcement, Medical, Prosecution and Courts, Child Welfare and Drug Issues affecting Children and Families. Also included are 7 sessions on minor sex trafficking.

CEUs will be requested for Law Enforcement, Social Work, Legal, Nursing, DV Advocates, Psychologists, Addiction/Prevention and Counseling. Registration is $150 and you can pay by credit card or check. Your agency can also be invoiced.

We would greatly appreciate you forwarding this email to your contacts who would be interested in participating as we are saving trees by not mailing out brochures.

Updates on our programming are continuously pushed out on our Facebook page so please like us.

 
Register Now!
We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 WV Handle With Care Conference!

 

Sincerely,

 

Andrea Darr Director, WV Center for Children’s Justice WV State Police, Crimes Against Children Unit 304-766-5898 work Andrea.L.Darr@wv.gov

Volunteer Coordinator Wanted CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, WV

Volunteer Coordinator Wanted

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Fifth Judicial Circuit

Responsible for recruitment, training and supervision of Volunteer Advocates and management of services for child victims of abuse and neglect. Bachelor’s degree in social/educational, service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work will be located in and include travel to Jackson, Mason, Roane and Calhoun Counties.

Please submit a letter of application and resume to:

CASA of the Fifth Judicial Circuit

342 C South Church Street

Ripley, WV  25271

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

(6-5-17)