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September 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Holiday Inn
This one day event focuses on solutions to housing issues with particular emphasis on older adults and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. In bringing together professionals from across the Commonwealth, we plan to share the strengths of what is working in Pennsylvania while discussing how you can create housing options in your own community.
September 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel
This conference will highlight how a nonprofit behavioral health managed care organization has supported the goals and initiatives of Pennsylvania, specifically making behavioral health care more accessible and effective for Medicaid enrollees. The conference will discuss advancements and collaborations by regional Centers of Excellence and Warm Hand-Off initiatives. An overview of current projects and strategies like looking at peer-focused services and value-based purchasing.
This conference is intended for individuals in recovery, their families, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, certified peer and recovery specialists, and others interested in behavioral health services. The conference is free of charge for Community Care members and their families.
September 20, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Central Park
Come and join the Wayne County Drug and Alcohol Commission, the Wayne County Heroin Prevention Task Force, Pa Treatment and Healing and Little Creek Lodge in a fun filled night all about Recovery. This celebration is family friendly for all ages. There will be local speakers, fun & games, free food and drink along with Light of Hope.
*Rain Date for the Celebration will be Tuesday, September 25th from 5 pm to 8 pm.
September 21, 2018, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Wayne County Park Street Complex
The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.
Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather,
participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis.
Youth Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, and self-help care.
It is aimed at adults who regularly interact with adolescents (ages 12 to 18).
September 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ University of Pittsburgh Child Welfare Resource Center
Integrative Counseling Services, PC, is sponsoring a full day of training focusing on Play Therapy and Co-Parenting presented by Licensed Psychologist Cindy Stauffer, MS. If there is enough interest in the NEPA area, there may be a can or bus trip at an extra cost. Indicate your interest when you register.
September 23, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Akenac Park
The North PPODS (Parents of Children with Special Needs) and the National Down Syndrome Society present the ninth annual Pocono Buddy Walk & Family Fund Day.
This ceremonial walk to support inclusion and acceptance of individuals with down syndrome features bounce house, gift basket raffle, face painting, crafts, vendors row, selfie station and more. Register by Sept. 10 to get a free T-shirt.
September 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Park Street Complex
The Wayne County Office of Behavioral & Developmental Programs and Early Intervention present a overview of Incident Management, with a discussion to follow. The program is aimed at Incident Management and Provider Monitoring point people, direct support staff and supports coordinators.
September 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Webinar
Utility vulnerability can place older adults in dangerous situations and threaten their health and safety. This webcast will provide an overview of utility rights and programs to help older adults retain their utility connections.
The webcast will include an overview of different state rules that may protect older adults from termination of electricity and natural gas service, and how to apply. The presenter will also describe programs that can help to reduce utility bills for eligible consumers, such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the federal Weatherization Assistance Program. The program is presented by the National Center on Law & Elder Rights and the presenter is Jennifer Bosco of the National Consumer Law Center.
September 28, 2018, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Mohegan Sun Pocono
The expo will cover all diagnosis and all aspects of special needs, including developmental, neurological, psychological, behavioral, physical disabilities and insurance resources, providing families and caregivers with support, resources and information.
This event is the first of it’s kind in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Brighter Journeys has held smaller resource and information events for families and the response was overwhelming. The goal is to get everyone together under one roof to help provide as much information and as many resources as possible. We will be covering all aspects of navigating life with Special Needs, from A-Z.
September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Wallenpaupack Area High School
Share the Journey is family-friendly walk in which all donations are greatly appreciated and remain in Wayne and Pike Counties . Together we walk to share our grief and honor our loved ones, to fight the stigma that stops people from asking for help, to raise funds to provide local Suicide Prevention Programs and to offer community programs. There will be refreshments, a basket raffle, T-shirts and information resources.