We're very excited to start our annual United Way Campaign soon! Our Human Resources Manager came back pumped and ready to lead our effort after today's training.Employee Campaign Coordinator training, getting ready for 2018 campaign. Ask the President q&a... ... See MoreSee Less
Recognizing that college can be a stressful time with new freedoms, responsibilities, experiences and challenges, the 2017 Virginia General Assembly wanted to put additional supports in place to help students.
This specialized Higher Education module helps Resident Advisors to better recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse. Just as it is difficult to tell the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack, it can be challenging to distinguish what is normal adolescent angst and what may be the onset of a mental health crisis. ... See MoreSee Less
RACSB is one of eight CSBs currently providing the Understanding ACEs training coordinated by Keith Cartwright with DBHDS who is quoted in the article
Resiliency is the key to breaking the generational cycle of trauma, Cartwright said, for both children and adults.
He has been spreading education about adverse childhood experiences to community services boards across the state, which provide mental and behavioral health services to area residents. The goal is that those organizations will then be able to share that information with their own communities.
He’s seen mothers break down during a presentation because they finally make the connection between how their own trauma has affected their parenting.
“I think just in knowing that is a starting point to breaking the cycle,” he said. ... See MoreSee Less
When she was a child, Kristen Garland spent a lot of time alone in her room with the door locked. Maybe the lock could keep away the men who abused her. Maybe the lock could stop her flashbacks, or he...
We were thrilled to host Marvin Figueroa, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources, who stopped by on his way to speak at a Virginia Association of Counties conference. This morning, we showed Mr. Figueroa our medication-assisted treatment and crisis stabilization programs and an intermediate care facility. ... See MoreSee Less
To curb these overdose deaths, we offer REVIVE! training. Our next free class will be Aug. 22. Participants will receive a free tool kit from Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and will be able to receive a free dose of narcan from Virginia Department of Health. To register or to learn more, contact Sherry Norton-Williams at 540-374-3337, ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less