Provider Wait Times
April 2019 Wait Time to Initial Assessment: *

* Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health:18.8 days
* Coleman Professional Services: 0 days
* CommQuest Services: 1 days
* Stark County TASC: 2.25 days
* Summit Psychological Associates: 7 days
*Wait times reflect adult and youth services combined. The above wait times were reported to StarkMHAR from each provider organization.
Lunch & Learn: Supporting & Linking Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Clients
This presentation will cover terms and definitions of note to trans* and gender non-conforming clients and families in treatment. Increase knowledge of current climate and challenges facing the LGBTQ community, such as: bathroom usage, school rules/policies, legal protections (and lack thereof), legal documentation options, commonly diagnosed co-occurring mental illnesses, advocacy opportunities for clients, families, and workers. Presentation will provide links to resources locally, regionally and nationally including: media, support groups, legal services, treatment services, online support, continuing education opportunities.

For more information or to register, visit the StarkMHAR training calendar !
Zero Suicide Tidbit
The Train element of the Zero Suicide framework recommends that all employees, clinical and non-clinical, receive suicide prevention training appropriate to their role. This document may be useful as a reference for Zero Suicide implementation teams when discussing training options.
StarkMHAR Shout-out!
StarkMHAR would like to recognize Michelle Beyer, ICAN Peer Support Specialist. Michelle recently worked with a client who suffered from debilitating Tinnitus since 1986. After looking into the situation, a doctor was able to adjust his hearing aid which led to relief from the noise. According to Michelle, the client was ready to start living his life after that. Thanks to Michelle's support, this client is able to have a better quality of life.
Thank you for all that you do!
Trauma Tidbit
“’We challenge you to use your imagination because the idea of sanctuary is largely make -believe. There is no perfect sanctuary. Few of us have experienced emotionally intelligent environments of perfect safety, where honesty and openness prevail and there are no secrets, where continuous learning
from conflicts is the norm, where decisions are routinely made by democratic consensus balancing individual needs with the common good, where justice is accorded to everyone, or where is compassionately understood and honored as a key factor in change and everyone shares in a drive toward a better future.’ Taken from the book Restoring Sanctuary: A New Operating System for Trauma-Informed Systems of Care by Sandra Bloom, MD and Brian Farragher, MSW., M.B.A.”
--Michael Travers, MS, LICSW, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, Elk River Office
 Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
According to researcher Carol Dweck, there are two types of mindsets: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Learn more about these concepts as well as how to develop your growth mindset at the Develop Good Habits website.
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Don't miss these upcoming trainings!
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