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Posted on: December 20, 2022

PA PTSD PROJECT

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PTSD Coordinator: Ariel James724-830-1815

Location: Westmoreland Co. Juvenile Probation, 2771 S. Grande Blvd., Greensburg, PA 15601

PTSD Signs & Symptoms

Date: January 26, 2023Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Registration fee: $20.00Register

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania (SDHP) Webinars

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Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania (SDHP) has upcoming webinars for January - March 2023.

January

  • Prepared Renter Education Program (PREP) 3-Part Series
  • Navigating Housing for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals
  • Tenants' Rights: Fair Housing an...
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Posted on: December 8, 2022

CREATING RESILIENCY: Understanding Trauma for Crime Survivors Virtual Support Group

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The group will use cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, expressive arts, and body-oriented exercises. Each session will include an educational/structured piece along with time for open conversation. The goals of this group are:

(1) to understand t...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Job Opening: Integrated Health Outcomes Program Director

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DUTIES: This is a highly specialized professional position responsible for the development, initiation and integration of PA Department of Human Services and Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services mandated initiatives and programs, and those...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Lakeside Global Trauma Training for 2023

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PA Care Partnership and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) have partnered with OCYF to add to the existing PA Care Partnership contract with Lakeside Global. As a result, Lakeside Global has added funds to allow free trauma ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Taskforce Recommendations for an Abuse/Neglect Registry in Pennsylvania

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November 30, 2022

Comprehensive recommendations provided by the Abuse/Neglect Registry Taskforce for statutory and operational changes required to close gaps in Pennsylvania’s protective services systems for adults with disabilities and and older...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Healthy Start for Families Training Series

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Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Is excited to offer a FREE Healthy Start for Families Training Series.

Presented by: Erin Troup LPC, NCC, CT IMH-E(IV)® of Sprout

Infant and Early Childhood MH 101 part 1

Date: January 12, 2023...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Occupational Therapy at Achieving True Self

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Occupational Therapy at Achieving True Self can help your child:

  • Improve self-care skills such as dressing, toileting, and feeding 
  • Increase sensory regulation to better perform daily living tasks
  • Participate in play activities
  • Strengthen gross and h...
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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Affordable Connectivity Program

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The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for broadband service;
  • A one-time discount o...
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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Seeking BHDS Advisory Board Members

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Westmoreland Co. BHDS is seeking to fill three (3) seats on their Advisory Board.

  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Psychiatrist
  • Professional in the field of Religion

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

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

2023 PSA Contest for Youth Suicide Prevention

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Prevent Suicide PA is once again hosting the annual PSA contest for high school students. This is a great opportunity to engage students in a dialogue around suicide prevention, the importance of positive messaging, and communicating effectively. Staff wh...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

OMHSAS Telehealth Questions & Answers

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On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), as part of the monthly stakeholder meeting, conducted a Telehealth Question & Answer presentation with special focus on the new verbal consent requirement...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Suicide Prevention / Governor's Challenge Portal

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Pennsylvania has been an active participant in the Governor’s Challenge: To Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. OMHSAS is pleased to share the opportunity to offer Military Cultural Competency Training provided by Psych Arm...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

ENGAGE Program Brochure & Referral Form

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ENGAGE

Wesley Family Services is part of a statewide effort looking for additional ways to improve the lives of people experiencing first episode psychosis. One of those efforts is ENGAGE (Educate, Navigate Grow and Get Empowered). ENGAGE involves explorin...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

The Coach Approach to Adaptive Leadership

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PA Care Partnership will be hosting eight (8) Coach Approach to Adaptive Leadership Training through April 2023. There is no cost to attend the training.

For more information.Questions can be directed to Mark Durgin.

Register to reserve yo...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Request for Council Member Applications

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PADDC is seeking nominations for Council members who are:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities 
  • Parents of children with developmental disabilities
  • Family members of adults with developmental disabilities

The PA Developmental Disabilities Coun...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Reality Tour

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CANDLE, Inc presents Reality Tour.

Reality Tour is an evidence-based drug prevention program that educates both parent and child together. This unforgettable, interactive experience brings families closer together, teaches health coping skills, and shows t...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

"The Impact" - July 1, 2022

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Certain families who are eligible for Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program retroactively for the 2021-2022 school year due to COVID-19-related absences have begun to receive benefits.   P-EBT, whi...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Request for Proposal: Youth & Young Adult MH Peer Support Services

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Peer Support Services (PSS) are specialized supportive interventions conducted by a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). A CPS is a selfidentified individual who currently or previously received behavioral health services and is trained and certified to offer...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Youth Mental Health First Aid 2022/2023 Dates

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Register Today! Type "YMHFA" in the Search Term field to find upcoming dates.Space is limited. Free for Westmoreland County residents. 

Questions? Contact Marissa Rega.

Dates

  • July 19
  • September 15
  • October 13
  • November...
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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Tips for Choosing a Health Plan

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Effective September 1, 2022, there will be changes to the Medicaid physical health managed care plans available in Pennsylvania. These changes only apply to people who get their Medicaid through the physical HealthChoices system – they do not ap...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Job Opening: Personal Care Aide/Med tech - Paula Teacher

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Harrison City / Irwin Area.Enhanced Personal Care Home

Now hiring full-time for evening and overnight shifts.$16/hour to start plus Paid TrainingPaula Teacher is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities:Passing medications, staying with each resident ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Support Groups Updates (for Adults)

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IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUPS

Please note: These groups are not therapeutic; they are meant for socialization.

Hope & Healing Support Group (For those recovering from a suicide attempt)

Every 2nd & 4th Monday of every monthTime: 6:00PM-7:30PMLocation: MHA...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Survey

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Doors To Wellbeing and Painted Brain are working in collaboration to advance the role of peer-supported psychiatric advanced directives.
We are looking to get a picture of what the Peer Support workforce knows about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs), a...
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