Important Notification for All Clinical Staff 
Please Adjust Your Workflow Process Accordingly 
 
With many changes in the organization structure, and especially with the implementation of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), it is imperative that staff are documenting "additional activities" in Evolv.  We understand that there is a learning curve for staff to adjust to this Documentation Workflow, and we gratefully appreciate all of your continued effort on behalf of those that we serve. 
   
 
 Please see this message from Michelle Alkhalaileh, our Chief Information Officer:

Hopefully you've noticed a change to our intranet home page.  For your convenience, the link to the Evolv Documentation Workflow guide has been made available to you from the intranet home page.  This guide is provided so that all staff are documenting consistently within Evolv.



If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Michelle. 
 


Final Call for the 2018 Annual Conference for Children 
Registration Closes on Tuesday, February 27th 
 


3 Clinical CEH's for Social Workers
3 NBCC Clock Hours for Professional Counselors

Access the Staff Discount here!

Current Wellness Offerings
Get Moving & Find Stillness

POUND  Fitness  Class
Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin' out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
 
Mondays 6-7pm
610 Conference Room
 
Gentle Yoga & Relaxation
This class will help you revitalize in the middle of your work day. All levels of practice, and those who are new to Yoga, are encouraged to attend! You will need a mat, and it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing. 
 
Wednesdays 12-1pm
12-12:30 is Yoga 
12:30-1 is Relaxation 
Room 80 at 610 
   
 Please RSVP to Caitlyn if you plan to attend, if you would like to set up a training for your location, team members or program participants, or if you have suggestions for future training topics.
     
Upcoming Training Topics:
 
 
 
 
Workshops are approved for NBCC clock hours.

For questions about continuing education hours, please contact Lindsay Rivera at 201-843-5218, ext 5226 or LindsayB@CarePlusNJ.org  
 
Employee Assistance Program

With our Employee Assistance Program, you have access to information and resources for family, health, money and much more.   
  
Be sure to explore the website: http://www.careeap.net/ 
Login: CPNJ
Password: 123  
  
Webinar of the Month - 2/20/18  
"Self-Care: Remaining Resilient"
Available On Demand, plus all webinars are now available via archive! 

" Learn to identify ongoing symptoms of stress and how to find a healthier approach to the demands of work and home.."

If you have any questions, please contact Aline Deer in the Human Resources Department.

Maximizing myStrength
Have you signed up yet?

Here is a link for the recorded myStrength training: https://youtu.be/zmsdkLqcSm8

This 45-minute overview gives you an introduction on how the online tool works, as well as how integrating it into our work flow can benefit those we serve in many ways.
 
Please watch the video and register for your professional account so that you can start to explore what is available. 

The next step will be to share myStrength with your teams and encouraging them to register themselves, as well as individuals and families that they work with. I am happy to help with that via email, during staff meetings, by recommending team goals, etc.
          
A Message of Thanks! 
Visitation, Counseling and Reunification Program 
 
I want to speak to you more directly about Allison Maury on a more personal level. 
Now I am sure you know how wonderful she is and how helpful and knowledgeable, but I need to let you know.

I was sitting this weekend watching my daughters and was so happy seeing them getting along as well as they were, and also reflecting back on some things. My daughters have always been in competition for people to take "their side" and if you didn't things didn't turn out too great. Although this is partially normal teenage sibling controversy it's been a big problem for us and a big part on a lot of issues escalating to where they never needed to get. So, thru a lot of the therapy and caseworkers and all the other people involved in our case my daughters have without hesitation refused to speak to individuals, sometimes completely justified and other times because they weren't hearing what they wanted to hear.

All of sudden I thought of that and realized that not ONE time have my daughters had a complaint or anything negative to say about Allison. When we first started there was a lot of back and forth with coming and I was so confused, hurt, scared feeling such guilt and feeling so hopeless. Allison stood strong by me and my family and hung in being a rock for me and was so insightful and so patient and eventually got my girls coming. I am so grateful for her and she truly has been a blessing. She handles every situation so perfectly. It's been a real roller coaster but no matter what she's real, she says things how they are and in a way that even if my kids don't want to hear it, and don't necessarily like what she has to say, and don't become engaged at that moment... I know they are listening and processing it.

Something I have really had to learn is what truly listening and hearing them is. And with that learning how to validate their feelings even if my decision on a matter isn't going to change or needing to tell them something isn't accurate. I think Allison has helped me the most with that out of everyone I have been working with. And I am not perfect i still mess that up sometimes and Allison will point it out but she does it in such a different way than everyone else. She acknowledges that i can be handling it different in front of my children but while correcting me she maintains respect and that I am the mom.

I just wanted to let you know how much of an impact she has on us and that i reflect much throughout my everyday life on her insight and guidance and use what she has taught me and I feel much more confident and am communicating differently. She is such a sweet and true loving soul and I feel blessed out of all this heartache to have met her and been able to work with her. I think she is going to help a lot of families and I hope others can see what we do so they can get as much from her as I have.
 
Amazing work, Allison! 
CarePlus Gives...
You're Invited to Share Success!

If you are working with an individual or family who has a story to share about their journey of wellness and recovery, please consider inviting them to get participate in the #CarePlusGives campaign.
  1.  Have the person create a "CarePlus gives me... _____" sign. 
  2. Take a photo - this can include faces, but does not have to.
  3. Write down a quotation that elaborates on their "CarePlus gives me" sign. This can be as short as one sentence, and as long as a Thank You letter.
  4. Submit the photo and quotation/letter on the S Drive: AllStaff>_CarePlusGives
These images we be shared via social media as a way of showing the many lives we touch. The more staff that participate, the better representation we will have of the variety of people who have benefited from the many programs and services at CarePlus.

Please feel free to reach out to Caitlyn with any questions or for supporting documents!
Learn How to Exist in the Present Moment
Your Monthly Tip from myStrength

Do you sometimes feel swept up by day-to-day life?

That "busy" feeling can be overpowering. Anxiety can come out in different ways: you may get a stomach ache, or tightness in your chest. Or, you may even feel panic for what feels like no reason. Mindfulness can help!

Mindfulness means staying focused on the present moment. When you start to feel overwhelmed, try bringing your attention to your breathing. Doing this - even for just one minute - can help you feel better.
 
Get started with the 1-Minute Meditation activity! 
 
Don't have a myStrength account? 
 
SIGN UP TODAY : visit myStrength.com to register...

Professional Access Code: CarePlusStaff
Personal Access Code: CarePlusWellness
 
Referring your clients to myStrength provides them with private resources 24/7 to empower their recovery and extend the impact of your care. Be sure to create your personal account so that you can start to experience the benefits, and then share them with those you serve!  
 
We are working to increase staff engagement with myStrength. If you would like to be more involved, or if you have questions about signing up yourself or the clients that you are working with, please contact Caitlyn . 
 

Connect with CarePlus on Social Media!

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Program Marketing 
 
It is important for staff to familiarize themselves with the variety of program and services offered through CarePlus so that we can make appropriate referrals for those in need. For that reason, we are working on streamlining information and materials so that they are more easily accessible.
   

This involves appropriately updated Program Fact Sheets, comprehensive marketing folders, social media spotlights, and up to date information on the CarePlus website.

 
A new folder has been added to the S Drive so that staff can quickly access Program Information Sheets. These Fact Sheets can be found in the first folder in All Staff titled _FactSheets.  
 

If you need any materials created, revised, or printed for your program or presentations you will need to utilize the electronic request form. This new system is being used to ensure timely and effective completion of projects.   

 

You may have noticed recent Facebook posts highlighting some of our services. This is the part of our effort to market each of our programs to the community.

 

If you would like to put your team, group or program in the spotlight, contact the ACE team to make arrangements.

 

You can also send positive reviews and feedback for coworkers who go above and beyond. If you have anything you would like to submit for the InsideLine, email your story and information to Caitlyn Yerves.


Do YOU have a story to share? If you have a story, update, announcement, or photos to share on the InsideLine, on Facebook, or on the website, send it to the ACE team and we will work to get it out to staff and friends of CarePlus.

Obligatory disclaimer ("the gray area"): This newsletter is compiled by humans, and you know how humans are: we make occasional mistakes - not too many, but they do happen. Please do not consider a rush in judgment. We - "the humans" - apologize in advance for any omissions, inaccuracies, misspellings, and flagrant discombobulations. Should you desire to suggest a correction or addition, please email Caitlyn.


You can even just email if you'd like to say you do (or do not) like the Inside Line, however no cursing or inflammatory remarks, please, as we are humans.