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/
TBI symptoms often present similarly to Substance Abuse Disorders; People who have TBIs are more likely to turn to substances (alcohol or drugs) to cope with their injury. It can be difficult to decipher whether the symptoms (aggression, confusion, etc) are from TBI or substance use.
2. When working with patients- “Don’t open and unload someone’s ‘baggage’ unless you have the time and energy to help them pack it back up. Let them show pieces of their baggage on their own terms”
3. Crisis Call Center (775-784-8090) 24-hour crisis line providing a safe, non-judgmental source of support for individuals in any type of crisis; National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis
4. When working with veterans- The VA only tests for TBI in post-9/11 veterans. Anyone before 9/11 has not been tested (Korean, Vietnam, etc.) unless they’ve sought out services; The VA has adapted a “polytrauma/TBI System of Care” which is an integrated network of specialized rehabilitation programs for veterans. This allows them to access most services needed under one roof. https://www.polytrauma.va.gov/system-of-care/index.asp https://www.polytrauma.va.gov/ConcussionCoach.asp
5. Medicaid 1115 Waiver expands treatment options for people with Substance Abuse Disorder. What DHHR’s website doesn’t mention is that it can be used to help patient’s seek alternative treatments such as cannabis/CBD oils https://dhhr.wv.gov/News/2017/Pages/DHHR%E2%80%99s-Medicaid-Program-to-Expand-Substance-Use-Treatment-and-Services.aspx.
6. WVU CED programs and services are expansive. Their website provides good insight on what they offer- http://www.cedwvu.org/ http://tbi.cedwvu.org
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Berkeley Medical Center will be hosting an Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainings.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Berkeley Medical Center Campus
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
1st Floor Mountaineer Room
This is a FREE training. All materials and refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited so please only register if you are available to attend.
For more information or to register: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/
November 14, 2017
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
Holiday Inn Express Martinsburg
301 Foxcroft Avenue
(Includes continental breakfast and afternoon snack—lunch is on your own)
Contact Amy Kidrick to register:
Phone: 304-263-8954 ext. 7067
Payment methods accepted: cash, check (payable to EastRidge Health Systems), or credit card
50 REGISTRANTS ONLY
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
- 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
We’re excited to announce the next training in our series focused on trauma informed strategies for the community! See the flier below regarding an exciting event we are hosting this Fall with two dynamic speakers and a panel of regional leaders discussing what implementation looks like in their social institutions. Group rates are available for organizations registering ten or more attendees, contact Kerry Fair at 240-513-6370 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange. Our last two trainings sold out prior to the day of the event, don’t wait to get your tickets! Feel free to forward to others you believe would benefit, registration is now open at www.besterhope.org!