West Virginia Counseling Association Fall 2018 Conference

West Virginia Counseling Association Fall 2018 Conference 


Share your talents and expertise with other West Virginia mental health professionals!  The WVCA Fall 2018 Conference will take place November 1 – 3, 2018 at the Days Hotel in Flatwoods, WV, and is offered to West Virginia Counselors, other mental health professionals, and Counseling students as an opportunity to share information, present ideas, demonstrate techniques, network, and to develop personally and professionally.  We encourage you to submit a proposal to present at the conference.  Proposals are due by Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  Proposals will be reviewed by the WVCA Conference Committee, and you will be notified of the review decision by e-mail by Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

2018 Federal Poverty Level Standards

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an informational bulletin related to the 2018 Federal Poverty Level Standards. The updated standards are available on Medicaid.gov at https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/eligibility/medicaid-enrollees/index.html.

The informational bulletin can be accessed on Medicaid.gov at https://www.medicaid.gov/Federal-Policy-Guidance/Federal-Policy-Guidance.html.

March 2018 Monongalia County Events

Saturday Event Series Spring 2018 Free Fun for Kids at The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum, 401 Evansdale Drive, Morgantown.

March 17 (1-4PM) Rug Making – Celebrate National Quilting Day, explore coal camp life and create your own up-cycled rug.

April 14 (10-2PM) Touch a Truck: Mighty Machines and More. Enjoy a community event where children can explore heavy machinery, meet the people that operate the machines and learn about what the machines can do.

For more information about the museum and their events, please visit their website: https://wattsmuseum.wvu.edu/


March 17 (11Am-1PM) Mountaineer Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry Food Giveaway at the Old Mall Location, 5000 Green Bag Rd, Morgantown. Participants will need to provide the following info: name, address, phone number & household size. Bring a box or laundry basket to carry food, while supplies last. For more information contact Tambra (304)364-5518


March 20 – TBI Awareness Day Events. Learn more about traumatic brain injury and participate in a free screening. Join West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities at various locations including RCB Health Sciences Center,1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown (10AM-1PM) and Monongalia County Health Department, 453 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown (10AM – 2PM). For more information contact Sara Miller 304-586-1520.


March 20 and 21(8:30AM-3:00 PM) Kindergarten Registration and Screening Information for 2018-2019 for children not currently enrolled in Monongalia County Pre-K. See flyer for additional details.  If you do not have internet access to make your appointment or if you have additional questions, please call 304-291-9330 ext. 1768.


March 22 (10AM-6PM), March 23 (10AM-6PM), March 24 (8AM -1PM) Christian Help Kids Consignment Sale. WV National Guard Morgantown Readiness Center, 90 Army Band Way. Spring and Summer Clothing, Shoes, Strollers, Bouncers, Furniture, etc. Cash Only Please.Facebook: Children’s Consignment Sale of Morgantown.


March 24 (10AM-noon) 2018 Literacy Egg Hunt at Arnettsville Community Center, Rte. 19S about 8 miles past the Mall. Please call 304-680-0568 or email moncostartingpoints@gmail.com with your child’s name, age, birthdate and parents’ contact information. See flyer for more details.


March 26 (9AM-3PM) CANCELLED Human Trafficking Training – For more information


March 30 (8AM-4PM) Veteran’s Mental Health First Aid – Valley Healthcare, 301 Scott Ave, Morgantown. Free, open to the public, evidence based. CEU credit hours available for nursing, law enforcement, and social work. To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/veterans-mental-health-first-aid-tickets-42355737150?aff=efbeventtix.


March 31 (1PM) Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mason-Dixon Historical Park. This is a free event for kids. Registration begins at 1PM with fun games and prizes until the egg hunt starts at 3PM. Age groups will be 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13+. For more information about this event and other great events at the Mason-Dixon Historical Park go to: http://www.masondixonhistoricalpark.com/events.html


April 6 (6-8PM) International Family Fun Night sponsored by The Shack Neighborhood House and Monongalia County Starting Points held at 537 Blue Horizon Dr., Pursglove. Celebrate our community’s diversity through delicious food, displays, art, music and performances.


April 6 (4-8PM) and April 7 (10AM-2PM) Christian Help Prom Chic Boutique, 219 Walnut St., Morgantown. Free prom dresses, suits, accessories, shoes and more. Donations welcome. For more info or to donate call 304-296-0221.


April 17-19 (9AM-3PM) Kiddie Days at the WVU Animal Sciences Farm. Guided tours of the farm each day. Admission is $2 per person. Groups of 10 or more must pre-register by calling 304-293-1978


April 28 (9AM-4PM) Early Childhood Annual Spring Training 2018. Mountainlair Ballroom. ECAST a free training intended to assist those who work with children birth through age eight. Anastasia Riley MBA CBIS will providing a workshop for the morning session, “Looking, Listening and Learning: Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Help Kiddos with Challenging Behavior. Dr. Linda Carson will provide the workshop in the afternoon, “Supporting Healthy Habits and Active Learning with Movement and Music.



The WVU School of Social Work invites you to join us for an Information Session on our Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

The WVU School of Social Work invites you to join us for an Information Session on our Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.  We are excited to share details about our program and hope you can join us in Morgantown to learn more.  Info below and attached.


Interested in going back to school for your MSW?

WVU School of Social Work is accepting applications for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 admissions.

Attend an information session in Morgantown to learn more about our program!


Thursday, January 18, 3:30-5:00pm

Knapp Hall Room 200, 29 Beechurst Ave, Morgantown

Wednesday, January 24, 6:00-8:00pm

Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Building (Evansdale Campus) Room 103, 375 Birch Street, Morgantown (FREE PARKING)

Monday, January 29, 6:00-8:00pm

Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Building (Evansdale Campus) Room 102, 375 Birch Street, Morgantown (FREE PARKING)


Registration not required, but appreciated! Register online at: https://goo.gl/QgUGCg or by calling 304-293-3280




For those of you unable to attend, here is some more information about our program:


WVU is accepting applications for the MSW program for the 2018-2019 academic year.  We accept highly qualified candidates with  Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work (Advanced Standing) and other disciplines (Regular Standing).  More detailed admissions guidelines can be found on our website (https://socialwork.wvu.edu/students/msw/admissions-requirements).


We have part-time and full-time options on our Morgantown campus.  Our Advanced Integrated Practice curriculum prepares learners to integrate micro, mezzo, and macro practice skills across service sectors and within interdisciplinary teams to effectively address social and human problems across a wide range of practice areas.  Graduates of our program are prepared to work in fields such as mental health, child welfare, integrated behavioral health, gerontology, addictions, advocacy, and administration.  Those wishing to pursue licensure for clinical practice will be on track to do so after completing our program.

The 2018 Call for Workshops for the 40th Summer Institute on Aging is open!


The 2018 Call for Workshops for the 40th Summer Institute on Aging is open!  The 2018 conference sponsored by WVU School of Social Work will be held June 12-14, 2018 at Lakeview Resort & Conference Center in Morgantown, WV.  The theme is “Adventures in Aging: Building Wisdom, Well Being and Wonder”


Below is some information about how to submit a proposal.  The website http://sioa.wvu.edu has a lot of information about past conferences (see previous brochures under “conference archive”).  In terms of our audience, we usually have mostly social workers, but also some nurses, licensed professional counselors, activities directors in nursing homes, and family caregivers.  We offer the conference as part of an elective course in the WVU Gerontology Certificate program, so we also have undergraduate and graduate students in attendance at the Institute. 


Proposals (90 minutes or 3 hours) will be accepted online at https://sioa.wvu.edu/2018-conference/presenters/  – the deadline is January 15, 2018.


Please share with interested persons!  For additional information or questions, contact me at jacki.englehardt@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3280.