Fairweather Lodge Member of the Year 2018

Human Services Center is excited to celebrate the success of Fairweather Lodge Member, Ken R.  Ken was nominated by Steve Plyler, Residential Director, and April Cosgrove, Residential Supervisor.  Ken has been an active member in the Fairweather Lodge Program via Human Services Center since the beginning of 2006.  Ken is a quiet, gentle man, who gets along with everyone and has served as a role model for the program.  He represents the type of person who not only fits into the Fairweather Lodge Program, but thrives in it.  The Fairweather Lodge Model is based on Adherence to the Lodge Principles, Implementation of Lodge Practices, Demonstrated Outcomes, and Participant Satisfaction.  Fidelity to the principles and practices of the Fairweather Lodge is important for a number of reasons and Ken’s success comes from his commitment and dedication to the model and his willingness to share his success with others.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional Wellness Day

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional Wellness Day is sponsored by SBHM, Inc. and The Psychiatric Rehab Supervisors Regional Network.  The event was held at the Isaiah House, Glade Run Campus, on Wednesday October 10.  In addition to earning a Certification of Attendance, the event provides an opportunity for Supervisors and Staff to practice wellness by participating in team building activities and breakout sessions that provide ongoing education about available resources and information for both professionals and consumers that we serve.  It Takes a Community…#HSCcanhelp

Lawrence County’s 8th Annual Veteran’s Stand Down

Human Services Center was happy to participate in the 8th Annual Veteran’s Stand Down on Friday, October 12, at Cascade Park.  The event was from 1-3 pm and offered free medical screenings, hygiene products, a light meal, and access to multiple organizations with resource information and referrals.  The event focused on serving homeless Veterans, Service Members, their families, Community Members, and Families in need.  This provided a great opportunity to show support to our local Veterans and Service Members….It Takes a Community…#HSCcanhelp

Slippery Rock University Professional Development Day

Slippery Rock University hosted a SRU Professional Development Day on Tuesday, October 9, 2018; Educating Citizens for the Public Good:  Enhancing Learning through Community and Civic Engagement.  In addition to SRU staff, the Professional Development Day invited students and community partners.  The Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dwight E. Giles, Professor Emeritus of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston presented “Exploring the Promise of an Engaged Campus:  Intersections, Identity, and Impact” where he identified the impact and benefits to SRU, Community Partners, and Students.  In addition to a Keynote Speaker, the Development Day included a World Café and Concurrent Sessions that addressed ways to engage parties as well as benefits.  Human Services Center, Laurlyn Smith, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Supervisor, was invited to speak regarding the benefits of the partnership developed with Dr. Yvone Eaton-Stull and students with their integration into the program.  Human Services Center recognizes the beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

2018 Peer Leadership Training

Building great leaders for 23 years, adolescents from school districts in Lawrence County are learning qualities of a good leader, empathy towards others, communication, and multi-cultural awareness at Peer Leadership training. Students also learn to identify problems and pursue solutions to the issues that challenge teenagers today…HSC recognizes the power of a strong community and have dedicated staff and administration to providing training and leadership since 1995…It Takes a Community…#HSCcanhelp