Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Release for Recovery" and "Get Informed!"

Child Abuse Awareness Month continues at BCI Lancaster. Today from 9 to 12, we hosted a "Release for Recovery" Day. Our clients were treated to a day of pampering, painting nails, and facials, while learning information on how to prevent child abuse.

Next Wednesday April 21 from 9 AM to 1 PM, we present a workshop called "Get Informed!" We will have educators from different agencies in Delaware come and present information on child abuse and how kids are affected:

9am – 10am· Child Mental Health ·Linda Zervas

The Division of Child Mental Health Services (CMH) is part of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families. CMH provides a statewide continuum of mental health and substance abuse (behavioral health) treatment programs for children and youth. These services have graduated levels of intensity and restrictiveness that are child-centered and family focused.

10am – 11 am· Crossroads of Delaware ·Alberta Crowley
Crossroads is an Outpatient Substance Abuse Program for adolescents and their families. Crossroads offers a Full and Part Time Day Program as well as Outpatient and Group Counseling. Crossroads has school-based programs in the Brandywine School District, as well as (Wrap-Around) AIDE services for youth.

11am – 12 noon· Child Advocacy – A.I. Dupont Hospital ·Susan Poley
The mission of the Office of the Child Advocate is to safeguard the welfare of Delaware's children through educational advocacy, system reform, public awareness, training and legal representation. The Office is hopeful that as word spreads regarding the Child Advocate, and as feedback from the child welfare system shows improved outcomes from children, representation of all children by either the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program or the Office of the Child Advocate will be a reality.

For more information about this workshop, please contact Domenica Personti at 656-2348, ext. 146.

No comments: