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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Open Positions - Merakey Westmoreland ACT

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What is Merakey?

Merakey is a not-for-profit developmental, behavioral health, and education provider. We offer a variety of services to individuals and communities across the country. We offer these services to 50,000+ people each year at nearly 700 locat...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Disability Awareness Day

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Rain or shine.

Date: Thursday, July 8Time: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.Place: Keystone State Park Pavilion #1, 1150 Keystone Park Road, Derry, PA 15627

RSVP is requested. Please call Jason Silvis's office at 833.431.0494.

Free food and activities.

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Non-Profit Funding Opportunity Solicitation RFA 16-21

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The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is pleased to announce the following funding opportunity available to non-profit organizations serving Pennsylvania residents, and their families, with mental health, substance use, and/or ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations - ID and Autism

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Governor Tom Wolf has announced a partnership with Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Pharmacy to ease access to COVID-19 vaccinations for people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Beginning May 4, people with an intellectual disability, autism, and thei...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

It's All About You...

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Brought to you by Disability Options Network

  • Parenting with a Disability
  • Sexuality
  • Employment
  • Relationships
  • Prevention of Violence
  • Sports/Recreation
  • Advocacy
  • Woman and Healthcare

We want to hear your voice and we want to help you, and others, develop social c...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

"Autism Acceptance Not Awareness..." Article

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As Autism Acceptance month wraps up, ODP shared an article by Dr. Nancy Doyle   published in Forbes that summarizes many of the major perspectives and themes expressed from the Autistic community over the past month. In the arti...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Kepro HCQU Continuing Education Webinar

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The Kepro HCQU invites you to save Friday, June 4th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. for a free webinar on working with individuals with intellectual disability/autism as society begins to re-open after the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters include Dr. John Goldman, MD...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Change in Childline FBI Clearance Result Letters

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PLEASE BE ADVISED as of April 17, 2021, ChildLine has changed the format of the FBI Clearance Result letter.

The major change you will observe in new format is the consolidation of result boxes. Instead of the four checkboxes previously used on the letter,...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

2021 Virtual Spring Building Blocks Lunch & Learn Series

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Who should attend?Parents and Service Providers working in early intervention including:

  • Speech - Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists and Assistants
  • Physical Therapists and Assistants
  • Teachers of the Visually Impaired
  • Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of...
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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Learn Creative Telemental Health Skills and Techniques

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Integrating the Art of Writing into your Clinical PracticeDate: May 7th, 2021Time: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ESTMichèle Mani, M.Ed., invites you to examine the clinical benefits of using narrative and creative approaches in counseling sessions.Learn mo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Westmoreland County BHDS Live Training Workshops


Conflict ResolutionDealing with Difficult PeopleDate: June 3, 2021Time: 8:30 a.m.half-day workshop

Virtual WorkplaceHow to Work & Manage RemotelyDate: June 4, 2021Time: 8:30 a.m.half-day workshop

RegistrationRegister hereThen click "Register Now&qu...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Beacon Health Options Virtual Zoom Webinars

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All trainings are open to Members, Family Members, Providers, County Staff, and includes anyone that might be interested in attending.

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) and Services for Children, Youth, and Young AdultsDate: Tuesday,&...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

"United for Recovery" - Westmoreland County CSP

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The main goal of CSP is to bring about a new understanding and acceptance of people with mental illness, and to offer support and education so that individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders may enjoy a high quality of life in their commun...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking is a trans-national crime that generates billions of dollars a year through the exploitation victims for sex or labor. Contrary to popular belief, human trafficking is prevalent throughout Westmoreland County, although is often undetecte...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Aging Up


Every Monday


(Anyone 18-26 yrs. of age is welcome to attend)

For Zoom link contact Heather McLean.

Download and share the flyer!

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

CSAY's Paws for Prevention Dog Walk

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Benefits Council on Substance Abuse and Youth (CSAY)...helping to create positive change in our communities.

Saturday, May, 22, 202111:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Online Registration: $18At the event: $20T-shirt and dog bandana included with registration!

  • Contests
  • Fo...
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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Community Engagement Webinar Series

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Presented by Al CondeluciDr. Al Condeluci has been a leader in community building, human services, and inclusive advocacy work for the past 50 years.

Session 1: Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation: The Key to a Better LifeMay 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM-...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Virtual Suicide Prevention Webinars

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The Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant team is pleased to announce a free virtual suicide prevention training series which will begin Tuesday, April 6th. This is a repeated series with the same offerings from the spring and fall of 2020.


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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Mental Wellness & Recover Community Fair

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This is a FREE event sponsored by Unity in the Community.

Date: May 22, 2021

Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Where: St. Clair Park, Greensburg, PA

If you or your organization would like to speak on your services and/or have a provider table, please contact&am...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Community Health Clinic, Inc.

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Community Health Clinic, Inc., provides primary care for all ages. 

  • Are you in need of medical or dental care?
  • Do you need a physical for school or work?
  • Do your children need a well visit and immunizations?
  • Do you or do one of your family members ne...
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Posted on: March 19, 2021

SAVE THE DATE! Ray of Hope Walk

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Annual Ray of Hope Walk

(Suicide Prevention & Awareness)

Date: September 11, 2021

(They are no longer here, but never forgotten)

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

The Giving Tree Drop-In Center

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The Giving Tree Drop in center is located in Greenburg, Pa. The center provides peer support, self-help, and resources to promote independence and well-being for transition-age youth (age 16 and 17) and young adults (age 18-30) living with behavioral heal...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Attachment: A Deep Dive into the Parent-Child Relationship

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Free & Virtual training will offer an understanding of parent-child attachment, health/unhealthy indicators, developmental considerations, supporting families, and services/resources.

Objectives include:

  • Understanding of Attachment and it’s importance.
  • H...
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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Mental Health First Aid Training

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Why Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

First Aiders must complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participate in a 5 hour, ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Understanding Hoarding Behaviors

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Hoarding behaviors have become a fascination to many. Unfortunately hoarding is a social, mental health and community concern. Individuals who hoard have sentimental attachment to the things they collect. They have di?culty discarding belongings due to th...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Federal funding to be available for child care providers

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Earlier this week, Pennsylvania announced allocation plans for more than $303 million in federal funds from the December federal relief act to support child care providers. The funding will be issued beginning April 20, 2021, with $140.7 million to suppor...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Teletherapy for Veterens

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Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide Intensive Outpatient Treatment via telehealth for substance use disorder specifically designed for Veterans and their f...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Westmoreland Co. BHDS is seeking Advisory Board Members

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Westmoreland Co. BHDS is seeking to fill four (4) seats on their Advisory Board.

  • Physician
  • Professional in the field of Religion
  • Citizen's Organization
  • Educator

Mission: It is the mission of the Westmoreland County Behavioral Health/Developmental Serv...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Inclusionary Series of Virtual Trainings

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Series One: LGBTQ+ 101

January 27, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Trainer: Ted Hoover, Persad Center

Every month on the fourth Wednesday until June 23, 2021.

  • Jan 27, 2021 01:00 PM
  • Feb 24, 2021 01:00 PM
  • Mar 24, 2021 01:00 PM
  • Apr 28, 2021 01:00 PM
  • May 26, 2021 01:00...
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Posted on: January 14, 2021



We are here to help you succeed!

What we offer:

  • Career-Focused Workshops
  • Paid Work Experience placement
  • Job placement assistance
  • GED assistance
  • Post-Secondary Education planning
  • Permit/Driver's Licsense assistance
  • $$ Stipends & Incentives for partici...
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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Psychiatry & Outpatient Therapy in Sign Language Available Virtually

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"We are aware that isolation from covid-19 protocols and stress from recent political unrest are impacting members of our community.  It is our goal to serve these individuals, across the state, in the safest way possible.  As such,...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program

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Persevere PA COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program

Do you feel...




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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Becoming a Geriatric Competent Clinician


Webinar Training Series

February 17 - June 21, 2021

25 Hours of FREE CEUs!

The training consists of a series of TEN webinars that cover a wide range of topics that are specific to the Behavioral Health needs of the Geriatric popula...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Modified Office Hours & Services

Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19

For emergencies, please contact the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at 1-800-836-6010.

Otherwise, please contact:

Sara Stenger, Administrator, stenges@westmoreland.swsix.comToni Dubovsky-Modar, Administrative Assistant, dubovst@westmoreland.swsix.comPatrick Showman,...

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