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/

 

SAMHSA Opioid Crisis Combat

Up to $930 Million Available to Combat the Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for $930 Million to combat the opioid crisis through State Opioid Response Grants (Short Title: SOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths. The application due date is August 13, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Up to $50 Million to Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths. The application due date is August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Resources

Publication Update: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors

SAMHSA has published an update to this brochure that offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.

2018 NAMI National Convention

The 2018 NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.

 

Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join this diverse, action-driven group of individuals experiencing mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians, providers, exhibitors, sponsors and press this year in New Orleans from June 27–30.

 

Celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month

On September 21st, several partners are collaborating to celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month and to provide an opportunity for the community to donate items (feminine hygiene products, diapers, wipes) locally and for hurricane victims.  See the attached flyer for further details.

 

Collaborating Partners:

WV Healthy Start/HAPI Project

WV Healthy Start Navigator Project

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

WV Perinatal Partnership

Right From the Start Region 7

NOW Morgantown

 

If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to make a donation to hurricane victims, below are a few reputable websites that are accepting donations for the Texas Diaper Bank:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1YDABV4XT8UMO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_awwlg_KCMUzbJM9BTRB_wb

 

Www.texasdiaperbank.org

 

For victims of the Florida hurricane, the following is an option for donation:

 

http://www.miamidiaperbank.com/

 

Children & Concussions Training Session

Children & Concussion

This  training session serves to educate professionals on children and concussion with particular emphasis on the importance of early screening and correct diagnosis.   Who can benefit from this training?

  • Professionals or paraprofessionals who interact with the aging population
  • Caregivers
  • Family members

Survivors of traumatic brain injury

 

Training Dates and Locations September 18, 2017 1 PM—4 PM Speaker: Terry Cunningham Location: WVU Martinsburg     October 25, 2017   9 AM—Noon Speaker:Sara Miller Location: Mercer County Health Department   January 10, 2018  1 PM—4 PM Speaker:Terry Cunningham Location: CED North, Morgantown    January 25, 2018 9 AM—Noon Speaker:Sara Miller Location: WVU Extension, 10th floor, Charleston    February 6, 2018 1 PM—4 PM Speaker:Terry Cunningham Location: Highland Hospital – Clarksburg