January 3, 2019 - Children Services-Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Trauma Exposed Children - ChristineGarcia, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Psychiatric Social Worker Children Services ICBHS-El Centro

The Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) program engages at risk childrenbefore the development of serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance; a potential result of trauma exposure. Please join us as we discuss trauma exposure and our Prevention and Early Intervention Program for children with Christine Garcia.
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January 10, 2019 - Therapeutic Riding and Mental Health – Marsha Boutwell Owner BMB Boarding & Animal Plus

Therapeutic Riding offers physical, social, and spiritual benefits to people with disabilities. For those who have cognitive and/or behavioral disabilities, communication skills may improve through interaction with the horse and instructor. Behavioral Health has an ongoing therapeutic riding program for youth and young adults; join us as we speak with instructor Marsha Boutwell about her local program.
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January 17, 2019 - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Family/Peer Supporter  - A’Sheka Jordan NAMI San Diego Career Pathways Program Manager

The role of Family/Peer Supporter is an emerging profession in behavioral health services for those individuals with “lived experience”. NAMI offers a Family/Peer webinar training to better prepare interested individuals for a role in recovery. Join us as NAMI Program Manager A’Sheka Jordan, discusses organization and the development of Family/Peer Supporters in the Imperial Valley.
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January 24, 2019 - Little Flower Yoga for Kids  - Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA Founder of Little Flower Yoga, Inc.

Little Flower Yoga is dedicated to making yoga and mindfulness available to children and teenagers. It challenges students to learn in new ways, make connections, and recognize their capacity to achieve. Join us as founder Jennifer Cohen Harper explores the role of mindfulness and focused movement in improved behavior and academic performance.
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January 31, 2019 - Teen Challenge: Stress, Anger Management & Mindfulness - Dalia Pesqueira,LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Program Supervisor Youth and Young Adults Services

Youth and young adults face an emerging world of cell phones, social media, academics, relationships, and parents, all while experiencing the biological changes and challenges of adolescence. Debilitating stress or anger, internalized or externalized can result. Mindfulness techniques, framed towards youth, can help.
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December 6, 2018 - Unwrapping Joy for the Holidays - Peter DiManno, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

How we manage our thoughts and feelings can make the difference between a pleasurable, enjoyable holiday or an irritable time spent noticing traffic snarls, money worries, and others’ shortfalls. Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, applied to holiday situations as discussed with licensed clinician Peter DiManno, minimize stress, make interactions kinder, and holidays more joyful.
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December 13, 2018 - Mental Health (LPS) Conservatorship: A Pathway to Recovery - Juan J. Flores, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Behavioral Health Manager Mental Health Triage and Engagement

LPS was passed in 1967 in California and set the precedent for modern mental health commitment procedures in the United States. It was intended to end abuses in the involuntary commitment of seriously mentally ill persons; provide prompt treatment, supervision, and placement services by community mental health departments; and provide for a conservatorship program. 50 years later, this program continues to be used, refined, and improved to support mental health recovery.
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December 20, 2018 - Causes of Substance Use Disorders - Eufemio Anaya Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Mental Health Counselor Substance Use Disorder Program

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our nation, exacting more than $740 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care. To our families and communities, substance use can be devastating. To an individual this disorder may be fatal. Why do people use substances? How does it lead to life threatening problems? Therapist Eufemio Anaya explores the answers. Life-changing answers.
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December 27, 2018 - Habits of the Mentally Strong - Amy Morin, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Therapist and Author

Like physical strength, mental strength requires healthy habits, exercise, and hard work. Social worker and author Amy Morin teaches us how to embrace a happier outlook and arms us to emotionally deal with life’s inevitable hardships, setbacks, and heartbreaks. As she makes clear, mental strength isn’t about acting tough; it’s about feeling empowered to overcome life’s challenges.
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January 3, 2019 - Children Services-Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Trauma Exposed Children – Christine Garcia, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Psychiatric Social Worker Children Services ICBHS-El Centro

The Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) program engages childrenbefore the development of serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance; a potential result of trauma exposure. Please join us as we discuss trauma exposure and our Prevention and Early Intervention Program for children with Christine Garcia.
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