Jaylene Appointed to VICC – Congrats!

Congrats on your appointment to the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council: Jaylene Trueblood, MPA of Chesapeake, Local System Manager/Early Intervention Program and Substance Use Prevention Services Program Supervisor, Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 20, 2017   Office of the Governor Contact: Brian Coy Email: Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov   Secretariat of the Commonwealth Contact: Caroline […]

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Spotsylvania County Opioid Town Hall

The Community Collaborative for Youth and Families wrapped up a series of five town halls on the local impact of opioids last night in Spotsylvania County. We partnered with Spotsylvania County Government and Salem Fields Community Church to live stream and record the event. We are appreciative of our panel members for giving us their […]

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Upcoming Opioid & Heroin Community Forum

  Come join us for this free community event on October 19, 2017, from 1pm to 4pm at the Meyera Oberndorf Central Library at  4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard. Virginia Beach, VA 23452.  There will be guest speakers and panelists to answer your questions and a showing of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate […]

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Article – Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict. That’s why some experts are turning to machines for help.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/09/25/teenage-suicide-is-extremely-difficult-to-predict-thats-why-some-experts-are-turning-to-machines-for-help/?utm_term=.9de99a31ef7f   In any given week, Ben Crotte, a behavioral health therapist at Children’s Home of Cincinnati, speaks to dozens of students in need of an outlet. Their challenges run the adolescent gamut, from minor stress about an upcoming test to severe depression, social isolation and bullying. Amid the flood of conversations, meetings and paperwork, the […]

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is the most widely used suicide prevention training in the world. This evidenced-based training is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. When: Thursday & Friday, November 16 – 17, 2017 Where: Pembroke Six Office Building, Suite […]

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