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Western Tidewater and Region V Training Events

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Mar
4
Mon
Beauty for Ashes Women’s Empowerment Group @ Online via Zoom
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This group is for women between the ages of 18-late adulthood, who identify or have experienced trauma.

Date and time: Every Monday from 2PM – 4PM (EST)
Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Trainer: Charli Urrea

The purpose of Beauty for Ashes Women’s Empowerment Group is to empower women to discover their inner strength, shatter the shame of mental health, and to find a community of other women on the journey of mental health recovery. We believe all women who have a past of pain can transform that pain into purpose and personal growth.

Group topics may include sexual abuse 101, coping strategies, self-esteem, self-confidence, body images, trust, fear, anger, sadness, grief, shame, intimacy, self-care, relationships and attachments.

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Mar
7
Thu
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Interface Training @ SENTARA OBICI HOSPITAL
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Interface Training @ SENTARA OBICI HOSPITAL | Suffolk | Virginia | United States

What are adverse childhood experiences?

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). For example: experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect, witnessing violence in the home or community, having a family member attempt or die by suicide.

Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine their sense of safety, stability, and bonding, such as growing up in a household with: substance use problems, mental health problems, instability due to parental separation or household members being in jail or prison.

Join us for an in-depth discussion as we talk about ways to combat Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Date: March 7th, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: SENTARA OBICI HOSPITAL – 2800 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk VA 23434
Presented by: Karin Duncan

This training will:

  • Help you to understand what Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are; plus, the impact and consequences they have on individuals and communities.
  • Recognize the symptoms and behaviors of toxic stress.
  • Learn strategies that build resilience in trauma-impacted individuals.
  • What are adverse childhood experiences?

How big is the problem?

ACEs are common. About 61% of adults surveyed across 25 states reported they had experienced at least one type of ACE before age 18, and nearly 1 in 6 reported they had experienced four or more types of ACEs.

Preventing ACEs could potentially reduce many health conditions. For example, by preventing ACEs, up to 1.9 million heart disease cases and 21 million depression cases could have been potentially avoided.

Some children are at greater risk than others. Women and several racial/ethnic minority groups were at greater risk for experiencing four or more types of ACEs.

ACEs are costly. The economic and social costs to families, communities, and society totals hundreds of billions of dollars each year. A 10% reduction in ACEs in North America could equate to an annual savings of $56 billion.

What are the consequences?

ACEs can have lasting, negative effects on health, well-being, as well as life opportunities such as education and job potential. These experiences can increase the risks of injury, sexually transmitted infections, maternal and child health problems (including teen pregnancy, pregnancy complications, and fetal death), involvement in sex trafficking, and a wide range of chronic diseases and leading causes of death such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and suicide.

ACEs and associated social determinants of health, such as living in under-resourced or racially segregated neighborhoods, frequently moving, and experiencing food insecurity, can cause toxic stress (extended or prolonged stress). Toxic stress from ACEs can negatively affect children’s brain development, immune systems, and stress-response systems. These changes can affect children’s attention, decision-making, and learning.

Children growing up with toxic stress may have difficulty forming healthy and stable relationships. They may also have unstable work histories as adults and struggle with finances, jobs, and depression throughout life. These effects can also be passed on to their own children. Some children may face further exposure to toxic stress from historical and ongoing traumas due to systemic racism or the impacts of poverty resulting from limited educational and economic opportunities.

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Mar
11
Mon
Beauty for Ashes Women’s Empowerment Group @ Online via Zoom
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This group is for women between the ages of 18-late adulthood, who identify or have experienced trauma.

Date and time: Every Monday from 2PM – 4PM (EST)
Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Trainer: Charli Urrea

The purpose of Beauty for Ashes Women’s Empowerment Group is to empower women to discover their inner strength, shatter the shame of mental health, and to find a community of other women on the journey of mental health recovery. We believe all women who have a past of pain can transform that pain into purpose and personal growth.

Group topics may include sexual abuse 101, coping strategies, self-esteem, self-confidence, body images, trust, fear, anger, sadness, grief, shame, intimacy, self-care, relationships and attachments.

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Mar
12
Tue
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ HARBOUR VIEW Mental Health Center
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ HARBOUR VIEW Mental Health Center | Suffolk | Virginia | United States
Mental Health First Aid for Adults

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

TOPICS COVERED in Youth MHFA

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance use
  • Disorders in which psychosis may occur
  • Disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD)
  • Eating disorders.

Date: March 12th, 2024
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm (EST)
Location: HARBOUR VIEW Mental Health Center – 7025 Harbour View Blvd, Suite 119, Suffolk, VA 23435
Trainers: Karin Duncan

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

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This training has reached capacity. Please visit our calendar for other MHFA training opportunities.

Mar
18
Mon
Beauty for Ashes Women’s Empowerment Group @ Online via Zoom
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This group is for women between the ages of 18-late adulthood, who identify or have experienced trauma.

Date and time: Every Monday from 2PM – 4PM (EST)
Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Trainer: Charli Urrea

The purpose of Beauty for Ashes Women’s Empowerment Group is to empower women to discover their inner strength, shatter the shame of mental health, and to find a community of other women on the journey of mental health recovery. We believe all women who have a past of pain can transform that pain into purpose and personal growth.

Group topics may include sexual abuse 101, coping strategies, self-esteem, self-confidence, body images, trust, fear, anger, sadness, grief, shame, intimacy, self-care, relationships and attachments.

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Mar
19
Tue
Board of Directors Meeting @ WTCSB Harbour View
Mar 19 all-day
Board of Directors Meeting @ WTCSB Harbour View

Western Tidewater Community Services Board will hold a bi-monthly Board meeting on March 19th, 2024. These meetings are available on Zoom and in person at our Harbour View location.

Mar
21
Thu
REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education Training @ Franklin Food Bank
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education Training @ Franklin Food Bank | Franklin | Virginia | United States

REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency using naloxone.

Date: March 21st, 2024
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm (EST)
Location: Franklin Food Bank – 618 South St, Franklin VA 23851
Trainers: DeMari Turner and Brian Van der Linden

This training covers understanding opioids, how opioid overdoses happen, risk factors for opioid overdoses, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone*.

Since 2013, fatal drug overdose has been the leading method of unnatural death in Virginia, surpassing all other forms of unnatural death including homicide, suicide, motor vehicles accidents, and undetermined deaths. Opioids have been the driving force behind the large increases in fatal overdoses since 2013. In 2019, there were 1,289 deaths from all-opioids which includes all versions of fentanyl, heroin, prescription opioids and U-47700 (an illicitly manufactured synthetic opioid). (OCME Quarterly Report)

https://dbhds.virginia.gov/behavioral-health/substance-abuse-services/revive/

*The basic REVIVE! Training is not sufficient for First Responders and will not qualify you for “No Cost Naloxone”. Please click the link below for information on our First Responder’s REVIVE! Training. First Responders include (Law enforcement, EMS, Fire Dept., Regional Jails, Probation and Parole, Forestry, Military, Juvenile Justice, Court Services, State Parks, and Correctional Facilities.)

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Mar
25
Mon
Beauty for Ashes Women’s Empowerment Group @ Online via Zoom
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This group is for women between the ages of 18-late adulthood, who identify or have experienced trauma.

Date and time: Every Monday from 2PM – 4PM (EST)
Location:  Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Trainer: Charli Urrea

The purpose of Beauty for Ashes Women’s Empowerment Group is to empower women to discover their inner strength, shatter the shame of mental health, and to find a community of other women on the journey of mental health recovery. We believe all women who have a past of pain can transform that pain into purpose and personal growth.

Group topics may include sexual abuse 101, coping strategies, self-esteem, self-confidence, body images, trust, fear, anger, sadness, grief, shame, intimacy, self-care, relationships and attachments.

Register Here:

Mar
26
Tue
Behavioral Support Competency Training @ Northgate @ Northgate WTCSB Conference Room
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Behavioral Support Competency Training @ Northgate @ Northgate WTCSB Conference Room | Suffolk | Virginia | United States

This training is to help staff that work daily with clients with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This training will provide the following:

  • Observe Behaviors and how to address concerns
  • Problem solve refusal to do what is asked
  • Strategize Prevention of Communication and Behavioral Difficulties
  • Communication skills in daily living and instruction
  • Documentation
  • Ethical Considerations

Date: March 26, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EST)

Location: Northgate WTCSB Conference Room – 1000 Commercial Lane Suffolk, VA 23434

Presented by: Karen E. Bailey LPC, ACS, ASDCS

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Mar
28
Thu
safeTALK: The LivingWorks safeTALK Experience @ HARBOUR VIEW Mental Health Center (Whiteboard Room)
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
safeTALK: The LivingWorks safeTALK Experience @ HARBOUR VIEW Mental Health Center (Whiteboard Room) | Suffolk | Virginia | United States

At a LivingWorks safeTALK workshop, you’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support.

A skilled, supportive trainer will guide you through the course, and a community resource will be on hand to support your safety and comfort.

Date: March 28, 2024
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm (EST)
Location: HARBOUR VIEW Mental Health Center (Whiteboard Room) – 7025 Harbour View Blvd, Suite 119 Suffolk, VA 23435
Trainer: Angela Brown and Charlene Cutting

Like all of LivingWorks’ core programs, LivingWorks safeTALK is evidence-based. Here’s what over 15 peer-reviewed reports and government studies on LivingWorks safeTALK found:

  • Improves participant skills and readiness
  • Safe for participants, with no adverse effects from training
  • Effective for participants as young as 15 years old
  • Helps break down suicide stigma in the community
  • Better skill retention compared to other connector programs

LivingWorks safeTALK participants learn to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to an intervention provider, such as an LivingWorks ASIST participants.

In this way, LivingWorks safeTALK participants build a safety network around these intervention providers and greatly increase their reach and impact.

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