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Posted on: March 17, 2023

PA PTSD Project Trainings

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The PTSD Project has trained professionals in the state of Pennsylvania. We help students use the resources the PTSD Project provides to develop a better understanding and familiarize themselves with the symptoms and treatment of PTSD. &...

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Posted on: February 15, 2023

Department of Human Services in Westmoreland County Announces First Ever Coordinated Entry System

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This Coordinated Entry System will begin with the County’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS) partnering with United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and PA 211 Southwest (211). The Base Service Unit (the entry way into ment...

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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


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: 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: 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



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.


  • 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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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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