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12th Annual Family Forum hosted by Beacon Health Options

Beacon Health Options hosted their 12th Annual Family Forum Thursday, October 4, 2018 “Broadening Our Possibilities with Practical Solutions:  A Forum for Families with Children in Health Choices.  The agenda included Keynote speakers who provided information about the fight against the Opioid epidemic, updates in Children’s Behavioral Health Services, real life testimonies, and ways to cope with the holidays.  In addition to an information packed day, an award was given to each county for the 2018 Exceptional Parent/Caregiver.  Each county nominates a parent/caregiver that they believe has went “above & beyond” in accessing and utilizing the resources and services to ensure that their family is getting the help they need.  HSC is proud to say that Brenda Thompson, Partial Hospitalization Supervisor, nominated a family that she had been providing services too and they were selected as this year’s winner for Lawrence County.  The forum is a great way to gain information and celebrate the families in our community.

                

National Suicide Prevention Week

September is Suicide Awareness Month.  The week of September 9th-15th is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week with Monday, September 10 marking World Suicide Prevention Day.  According to a recent CDC report (2018), suicide rates have increased across all age group over the past two decades in almost every state, including Pennsylvania.  We need to work together to recognize the role each of us play in suicide prevention.  It is our collective responsibility to address the stigma about suicide and help-seeking.  Human Services Center is a proud sponsor of this years “Out of the Darkness” Walk on Saturday 9/15/18.  Please join us in raising awareness and End Suicide….#HSCcanhelp

LC OODW 2018

HSC Employee and Family Picnic

On Friday, August 10, The HSC Activities Committee organized a Employee and Family Picnic at Scotland Meadows.  One of the key factors in health and wellness is learning stress management…Taking time to socially engage with co-workers and family is important..Thank You to all that participated and made this day possible.

Certified Family Based Therapist

Brent Adams successfully graduated from the WPIC Family Training Institute Family Based program. He attended three years of intensive training followed by review of video taped sessions along with a passing score on the Family Based exam. Brent is now a  Certified Family Based Therapist. We are proud to have knowledgeable and experienced staff providing exceptional services to the families of Lawrence County.