Weekly Affiramtion Engagement
Be kind to yourself. The health benefits of positive thinking Lower rates of depression. Lower levels of distress and pain. Greater resistance to illnesses. Better psychological and physical well-being.
hosted by Resilient PA
Resilient PA will be hosting a Grassroots Champion Changemaking Summit in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month! This year, we are focusing on creating organizational change.
To help people and families be made whole.
In His Hands Resource Center Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization that will cover all needs for families and individuals to be successful and give that extra
helping hand when needed by using the simple honor system for all Illinois residents.
The Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) is the state agency with the authority and duty to advocate for the rights and needs of crime victims. We accomplish our mission through victim services, which includes post-sentencing notifications of offender status and movements within the DOC and the parole system; restorative justice programs that promote resilience and healing; and we are currently developing new initiatives around crime prevention.
Our goal is to partner with parents and law enforcement to reduce recidivism by providing long term, evidence-based mentoring for positively motivated youth offenders ages 11 to 18 years old. In addition, we aim to reduce youth violence, truancy & curfew violations. We provide free mental health counseling and legal representation for youth offenders & families. Guaranteed employment upon high school graduation or a GED.
Using school-specific training and coaching, we seek to create safer and more supportive schools that champion the whole child, reduce the impact of stress and trauma, and foster school communities where all feel valued.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Recorded by Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims and Dr. Dana Milakovic, this webinar focuses on development of a common language for equity and trauma in schools and how the integration of equitable practices for all students, staff, and families is an integral basis for trauma informed work in a school.
11 AM Pacific | 12 AM Mountain | 1 PM Central | 2 PM Eastern
Penn State Harrisburg
May has been designated as "Mental Health and Trauma Awareness Month" both at the state and national levels. To foster awareness of trauma-informed practices in child abuse cases, Dr. Maria Turkson, Associate Teaching Professor of Psychology, is hosting an event on Child Advocacy Centers. We are honored to have Drew Krantz, MA, LPC, NCC, CATP, Behavioral Health Supervisor, from Restoring Hope Trauma Therapy Services & Mental Health Program at UPMC Child Advocacy Center of Central PA, as our distinguished speaker. He will discuss the role of Child Advocacy Centers generally, and their use of trauma-informed practices, specifically.
Information to attend in person can be found here.
hosted by PA CASA
During this interactive workshop, we will discuss the possibilities that arise when holding space for yourself and others. We are tasked with the responsibility of holding many emotions, experiences, and events for our clients. So together, we will navigate techniques, interventions, and strategies rooted in strength and process-based practices that center creativity, affirmation, expression, and freedom. This workshop will ground us in need to care for ourselves, others, and the spaces we lead and create.
hosted by Mount North Counseling and Consultation
Join a virtual interactive group where you can briefly learn about Bottom-up Trauma Healing and participate in hands-on group activities. Bring your crayons, colored pencils, or even finger paint! This can help you to learn new techniques or simply be a little break for self-care.
Founded in 2007, the Arizona ACEs Consortium is a diverse group of individuals working together to create a strong and productive Arizona, where good health is available to all. We promote ideas, policies, and practices that bring awareness and understanding to the depth of the impact of childhood adversity and build resilience in individuals, families, and communities. We know that adverse childhood experiences can last a lifetime, but they don’t have to. Our organization engages professionals and agencies to increase awareness about the causes, effects, and opportunities to mitigate the impact of ACEs in our community. We also support and empower Arizona’s most vulnerable groups so they can reach their full potential, which benefits our communities, our economy, and society as a whole.
hosted by HEAL PA & #WeHealUS2023pa
Join us for the 1st Annual Trauma and Mental Health Awareness Capitol Day in Harrisburg featuring amazing organizations throughout Pennsylvania and national partners. Events will be virtual and in person.
Teacher Preparation for a Traumatized Society
This round table will feature experts from the field of education along with representatives from grassroots organizations who will explore the need to reimagine teacher preparation adequate for today's students.
Link to participate will open at 8:30 AM Eastern
No Matter What: A Family Story of Addiction Recovery
hosted by Lancaster County Joining Forces
What is Mindfulness with Behavioral Health Training Specialists
What would you do today, if you had to fight for your life tomorrow?
Fourteen-year-old Heera knows she is living on borrowed time when she is expelled from school. There is no food at home and her father wants to sell her into the sex trade. She has no means to fight back until a woman’s rights advocate enrolls her in her Kung Fu class. Through it, Heera learns that her body isn’t an object to be preyed upon, but a vessel to free herself.
Visible Hands Collaborative (VHC) is embarking on thenational launch of a community health model from the Global South and 36 othercountries (with possible support from the National Institutes of Health). The model is community led, community driven and represents the ability ofan individual to be heard, listen and learn to lean into healing by beingsurrounded by their community in moderated rounds of discussion (dialogictherapeutic techniques taught to community members). It's gaining fast(overwhelming!) attention as a credible solution to overwhelmed traditionalmental health paradigms. Join the founder of Integrated Community Therapy (ICT), Dr.Aldaberto Barreto, and Dr. Ken Thompson for a workshop and ICT - Community Heals - RoundDemonstration to focus attention on Pennsylvania being the epicenterof this launch in the U.S.
Music Vets tells the story of three proud U.S. military veterans in different stages of recovery from PTSD and/or Traumatic Brain Injuries. Set in the coastal military communities of Southern California, and the hustle and bustle of New York City; Lito, Ben, and Deborah offer us a glimpse of humanity’s resiliency in the face of adversity. Though they each have very different backgrounds and military experience, all three use the therapeutic power of music to cope and recover – unlocking emotions and finding new ways forward. Join us in the Capitol Forum Auditorium for a screening of the documentary and an immersive experience that unleashed the healing power of music.
Too Much of Nothing: The Quiet Trauma of Childhood Neglect with Ruth Cohn
hosted by Collectively Rooted
Join Ruth Cohn, MFT! Studying the effects of neglect has always been a keen interest of mine and it’s time for me to share my discoveries with you! At this complimentary session, I will present my latest research on neglect, including how to recognize it and how to work with clients who have been neglected. We will explore neuroscience, and neurofeedback as we dive deep into the lasting traumatic impact neglect can have on our being.
Behavioral Health Training and Education Network
Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has a comprehensive behavioral health system. DBHIDS is dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors and healthy communities through education and awareness building strategies. In 1996, DBHIDS founded and funded the Behavioral Health Training and Education Network (BHTEN) to support Philadelphia’s behavioral health system by planning, coordinating, and providing quality educational experiences. These educational experiences are geared to a wide range of audiences, including individuals and their family members, DBHIDS staff members, behavioral health service provider organizations, and other human services and community based organizations.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Overview of PDE's initiatives to promote safe and supportive schools, with a focus on how addressing school climate through the lens of equitable trauma-informed practices enhances safety for staff and students. The presentation will address several initiatives supported by the Office for Safe Schools, recommended strategies for integration of initiatives, and highlight resources available to PA schools. The session is appropriate for anyone interested in improving school safety and those concerned with improving outcomes for all learners.
The Lotus Healing Center is an upcoming holistic, trauma-informed behavioral health agency currently in development. Our goal is to provide comprehensive services to individuals, families, and communities needing mental health support. We are committed to empowering individuals to achieve optimal mental health and wellness through evidence-based practices, compassionate care, and community partnerships. Although we are not yet open for business, our team is working hard to bring the Lotus Healing Center to life. We are currently developing our programs and services, building our team of experienced clinicians and staff, and establishing partnerships with community organizations. At the Lotus Healing Center, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health care, regardless of their background or circumstances. Our commitment to social justice and equity is reflected in everything we do, from clinical services to community outreach efforts. We invite you to stay tuned for updates on our progress and to join us on our journey toward promoting healing and resilience in our communities. Together, we can create a more compassionate, inclusive world where mental health care is accessible to all.
Malvern Health has partnered with HEAL PA for its May 2023 Trauma and Mental Health Awareness Campaign: HEAL PA is a multisectoral and multidisciplinary coalition working to lead and support Pennsylvania to become trauma-informed and healing-centered.
In this episode of the Malvern Minute, Community Relations Representative Amber Roadcap talks with Malvern Behavioral Health’s Chief Operating Officer Anne Marie Esposito on what Trauma Informed Care looks like in an inpatient behavioral health care setting. Anne Marie Esposito has over a decade of experience working with patients and families in the Philadelphia Region.
Malvern Health is proud to partner with HEAL PA and to continue to provide compassionate, trauma-informed patient-centered care to the Philadelphia region and throughout the State of Pennsylvania.
NAMI Metro Suburban is a grassroots individual and family mental health support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, families and communities affected by mental illness in the western suburbs of Cook County.
NAMI Metro Suburban is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are a grassroots family and consumer self-help support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people, families and communities affected by mental illness in the western suburbs of Cook County. NAMI Metro Suburban is one of 900 affiliates nationwide.