Valley Vista is hiring!
An excellent article by Nev Jones who continues to work with Vermont on issues related to early serious mental illness.
BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE, June 7, 2018
by Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
I am delighted to announce that the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has released a Special Supplement on workforce developments in behavioral healthcare. You can access this entire document gratis.
Articles in this special issue cover a broad range of topics. Specifically, they address research on workforce planning, service delivery and practice, and workforce preparation. They also advocate for intelligent allocation of resources to ensure all clients have access to behavioral healthcare.
No more important topic surrounds our field than the current and growing crisis in the availability of well-trained providers. Our baby boomers are retiring, and too few millennials are joining us. Thus, this Special Supplement could not come at a more opportune time. It focuses a spotlight on our human resource issues and provides an important glimpse into new developments that can allay this problem.
On several prior occasions, I have argued that our human resource crisis is far, far too important to be ignored or left to chance. Here is one simple example of the growing magnitude of this crisis: By 2060, almost 100 million Americans will be age 65 and older. Of this total, it is reasonable to estimate that about 20 million persons will require behavioral healthcare services. This latter group would represent an approximate doubling of the number who currently receive behavioral healthcare services today. Clearly, such growth simply will not be achievable unless we have a dramatic change in direction.
What are some of our options?
Please consider distributing this free online training on school based trauma informed responses to children who have experienced child sexual abuse. I think it is actually relevant for all kids who have experienced trauma and is really accessible for school staff to take.
This is from our colleagues at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. They have a lot of really great free online courses in addition!
One in six boys and one in four girls will be sexually assaulted before they turn eighteen so it’s clear that most teachers interact with students who have experienced sexual abuse.
Trauma impacts how students learn and how they interact with adults and peers. However, when educators understand how to care for these students, they can help minimize the impact of trauma and foster resiliency.
This three-part course consists of seven videos featuring experts such as a trauma specialist, teacher, psychologist, and sexual assault advocate. The goal of the course is to help teachers learn how to make their classrooms a safe and comforting space for all students.
We know that youth who experience sexual violence are more likely to be revictimized in adulthood, which is why it's critical advocates share this course with educators they work with. The course is free and just requires you create an account our online campus. Learn more about the course and find additional resources on children and trauma.
Vermont Center for Independent Living
The Recovery Education Project of Vermont
is sponsoring a
Wellness Tasting Day for education and fun!
10am till we get tired
Camp Wallingford, Wallingford VT, just south of Rutland
August 1, please save the date, more information to follow soon
Save The Date:
|It is with great pleasure we bring you the following presenters! Please save the following dates for our upcoming conferences. As we release information and open registration for our upcoming conferences, we will send out an email and post information along with links to register on the Conference page of our website.|
Pre-approval is now pending for CEUs for the conference day on 6/14 for Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Psychologists and Mental Health Counselors!
Just one more reason to get your registration in and participate in this extraordinary opportunity at Basin Harbor Resort. It’s not going to get any better than this!
Remember: On-line registration closes on Friday the 8th! That’s the end of this week!!
(If you miss this deadline, just call us and for a t least a few extra days, we’ll figure out a way to get you on the list sans technology! We don’t want you to miss this!)
Registration: Begins at 8:30 a.m. on each of the 3 days and the sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration & Lodging Reservation information below (Participants register separately for the 1 day conference and 2 day regional gathering.) LUNCH IS INCLUDED Location: To be held at Basin Harbor on Beautiful Lake Champlain, Vergennes, Vermont: https://www.basinharbor.com/
For more information and to register see the link below.