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Mental Health First Aid

Important Training Provides the Tools Needed to Save Lives Traditional first aid training teaches participants to perform CPR or create a tourniquet to save lives. Mental Health First Aid provides the skills to help during a mental health crisis. The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will offer this training on June 19-20. Through role-playing and…
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Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching--May 6-10. And we've got just what you need--a simple teacher appreciation gift that helps adults with developmental disability AND our planet. Supplies: A small succulent, The top of a plastic Easter egg,A gold leafing pen, gold paint marker, or gold paint,A tiny marble tile from a home improvement store,A…
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Plant Sale

An annual rite of spring could brighten gardens while helping adults with developmental disabilities flourish in their community. Rappahannock Adult Activities Spring Plant Sale runs through May 11. More than 100 varieties of plants will be available, grown through RAAI’s horticulture therapy program. This annual sale boosts RAAI’s day support program for adults with developmental…
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Art of Recovery

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but images of recovery from mental illness transcend any lexicon. For 15 years, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has showcased art that goes beyond language to offer a precious glimpse of the journey to recovery. “The Art of Recovery provides an opportunity for individuals living with…
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