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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Latest “Dissect & Connect” podcast features Leanna Craig with Virginia Veteran & Family Support

Leanna Craig is the West Region Director with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (VDVS VVFS). Leanna leads a regional team that monitors and coordinates behavioral health, rehabilitative, and support services for veterans, service members, families and caregivers (SMVF). In our conversation, she shares an overview of her program…

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Latest “Dissect & Connect” podcast episode features NRVCS Executive Director James Pritchett

James Pritchett has been with New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) since 2006 and has served as the agency’s Executive Director since 2017. In our conversation, James shares his thoughts on a wide range of subjects, including: COVID-19, the pros and cons of telehealth, and the importance of collaboration among community agencies in meeting the…

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Gail Taylor featured on latest episode of “Dissect & Connect” podcast

Gail Maddox Taylor is Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Wellness for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). In this role, Gail provides leadership in the development and implementation of comprehensive substance use disorder prevention systems at the state and community levels – including efforts to address opioids and overdose….

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