Giles Youth-Adult Partnership to host virtual program on social media safety

Social media has completely changed the way we connect and communicate. While there are certainly advantages to this technology, there are also potential risks – particularly to young people. The Giles Youth-Adult Partnership (GYAP) is hosting a free virtual presentation and discussion on Monday, April 12, designed to help educate parents and caring adults about…

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New resource brochure for LGBTQ+ teens & families in the New River Valley

New River Valley Community Services’ (NRVCS) Office of Community Wellness & Outreach, in partnership with the Pulaski Community Partners Coalition, the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley (as well as its Inclusion Council), and local teens participating in the monthly LGBTQ+ Zoom, has created a new resource brochure to help support LGBTQ+ teens…

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Lung cancer screening and smoking cessation on the latest “Dissect & Connect” podcast

The “Dissect & Connect” Podcast: Episode 38 – Lung Cancer Screening & Smoking Cessation Aimee Strong is a Board Certified Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at UVA Health who works in the Lung Cancer Screening Program. In our conversation, Aimee explains the different types of lung cancer and the process involved with a routine screening….

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#EndOverdoseNRV: Television Ad

NRVCS Community Wellness & Outreach recently utilized a portion of its Partnerships For Success (PFS) funding to launch a new awareness campaign around overdose and opioid misuse, in response to a documented increase of overdoses in the New River Valley region over the past nine months. A major component of the campaign is a :30-second…

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Watch a replay of the End Overdose NRV Virtual Town Hall

Click here or on the image above to view. Last Monday, August 31, officials with NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) hosted the “End Overdose NRV” Virtual Town Hall to help call attention to the growing number of overdoses in the region. The virtual event, held in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, was conducted…

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The Dissect & Connect Podcast: Suicide in America

Click here or on the graphic above to listen. The Dissect & Connect Podcast is also available under “Podcasts” on both Spotify and iTunes/Apple, as well as here: www.nrvcs.org/podcast. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., with over 48,000 Americans dying by suicide each year. American Association of Suicidology President, Dr….

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