“State downgrades Dauphin County Children & Youth’s licensing status”

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This August 20, 2015 Penn-Live Patriot News article talks about Dauphin County Children and Youth being downgraded to a provisional license.  Licensing requirements are based on a variety of areas ranging from paperwork to the caseload of employees, building safety, training and many other things there is a link at the end of the article that will take you to a copy of the report on Dauphin County’s licensing assessment.

“Pitt joins medication study”

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This February 3, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Business Times website talks about a medication study being done in the Pittsburgh area involving

 

Pittsburgh Point Park from top of Duquesne Incline

Pittsburgh Point Park from top of Duquesne Incline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

personalized medicine.

“Food stamp cuts to affect 3 million in Pa. and N.J.”

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This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.

“Here’s why voter ID will be requested, not required, in November elections: PennLive letters “

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d'Octobre 2008, Jèrri

Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 15, 2013 article found on the Patriot-News powered Penn Live website in Central Pennsylvania, explains why voters will be asked for ID at the coming election, but NOT required in most cases to present it.  the long-standing rule about someone who is a first time voter at their assigned polling place will still apply.  Voters who have voted at their assigned polling place before will be asked for id, but NOT required to show it.  The new Voter ID law is still on hold by order of the state Supreme Court. Here’s a link to an August 16, 2013 article that talks about the court ruling on Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law found on the HuffPost website

 

“PMHCA 2012 Mental Health Conference Highlights” (2 of 2)

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Dauphin County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article dated June 9, 2012 also on MV: unleash your groove is written by Mike Veny and offers his impressions about how the PMHCA 2012 conference went.  He talk about his experiences, and includes a video of a drum circle he facilitated during the conference.

Thanks go out once again to Mike Veny for offering his articles to me to share with my readers.

“PMHCA Mental Health Conference – Closing Keynote Speaker” (1 of 2)

A drum circle taking place at Meridian Hill Pa...

A drum circle taking place at Meridian Hill Park, a National Historic Landmark located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article dated March 23, 2012 on the MV: Unleash Your Groove website, is one written by the keynote speaker at the 2012 Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association (PMHCA) annual conference.  This article was written before the conference, and covers things like what he hoped to gain from his experience at the conference and what he hopes to offer to others attending.

Unlike most articles I post on here, this is one that was sent to me by the writer, with a request to share it with my audience.  I would like to take a moment to thank Mike Veny for sharing this article with me.  I wasn’t at the conference this year, but I know from past years how much of an impact the speakers and presenters can have on those attending.  I feel privileged to have been asked to post this article and the one that will be up tomorrow as well.

“Dauphin County Commissioner Jeff Haste suggests ending human services programs in face of looming state funding cuts”

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This article found on PennLive.com dated May 16, 2012 offers an image of the level of frustration being felt across the state as the gap closes on the release of the state budget.  One Commissioner is suggesting revolt in this article, while others discuss their concerns but are also looking at the lives that will be effected by the budget however it plays out.

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