Posted on October 25, 2016 by Webtypo
This training was presented by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center in September 2016 and is available free of charge. It offers information for Mental Health Professionals on how to respond if they meet someone who is a victim of human trafficking.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center operates a national hotline that anyone in The United States can call if they know or even suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
is a toll-free call anywhere in the United States
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Posted on June 10, 2016 by Webtypo
Resource Link (Summit Exhibitor link)
Upcoming Recovery Works Summit 2016 the above link takes you to the site containing all the nitty-gritty details.
The Summit is to be held…
Sept. 27, 2016 in Harrisburg, PA
Click here for more details
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Posted on February 28, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 25, 2016 article on the News works website talks about the immense struggle that rural areas face when trying to meet the demand for mental health services, particularly access to Psychiatrists, in Pennsylvania. The article estimates that there are about 10 Psychiatrists for every 100,000 people in Pennsylvania and points out that many of the existing Psychiatrists seem to cluster around the larger cities leaving folks in rural areas where the need tends to be greater with fewer
English: This photo describes a rural area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
professionals to serve those with mental health issues.
Filed under: Addiction, Human Service Agencies, Inpatient, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health Organizations, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Rural Issues, Senior Citizens, Teachable Moments, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: community, inequality of mental health care rural vs. urban, Mental Health, mental health services, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Rural area, rural mental health services, rural pennsylvania | Comments Off on “Stretching psychiatric care in rural Pennsylvania”
Posted on February 2, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 2, 2016 article on the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org) talks about an impending cut to food stamps that will affect millions of low-income people in the United States unless Congress does something to stop it.
Filed under: Department of Human Services, Disability, DPW, Elderly, employment, food insecurity, Men's Issues, Pediatric Issues, Politics, Poverty, Senior Citizens, SNAP (Food Stamps), Welfare, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: cuts to foodstamps, cuts to SNAP, food insecurity, food stamps, foodstamps, hungry, low-income, Pennsylvania, poor, poverty, SNAP, SNAP Program, United States | Comments Off on “More than 1 million in US face food stamps cutoff”
Posted on July 6, 2015 by Webtypo
Stalemate chess (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This July 6, 2015 article found on the Lancaster Online website talks about the stalemate between Governor Wolf and the GOP as negotiations continue over the state budget. The article points out that state employees would still be paid, but that county social services that provide a safety-net for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens would go unpaid until a budget is passed.
Filed under: Disability, Elderly, Homeless Issues, Housing, Human Service Agencies, Issues, Laws, Medicaid, Medicare, Men's Issues, PA state budget, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Politics, Pre-schoolers, Senior Citizens, State, Teen Issues, Women's Issues | Tagged: 2015-2016 state budget, PA state budget, Pa state budget 2015-2016, Pennsylvania | Comments Off on “Negotiators to meet amid Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate”
Posted on June 16, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 15, 2015 article on the LehighvalleyLive website talks about a new psychiatric unit being opened in Easton that hopes to fill a void by providing better access to emergency mental health care to the area
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