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Have you heard about the new Crisis Text Line? It serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. AND it’s completely free. Click the link below to learn more about this. Please click the link below to learn more about this
Congratulations to Passages Family Support’s Executive Director, Becky Bates. She was honored yesterday by Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital for her work in advocating for children in the public policy realm. She spends countless days/hours in Olympia lobbying for mental health services for children and families.
Whether you’re for or against the potential replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to understand what is being proposed. Families USA has put together a fact sheet that highlights many of the important issues. This is information that you can utilize if you plan to attend any of the Town Hall meetings occurring in Washington state or if you plan to speak with your Congressional representatives.
Here are some pictures of another successful 3-Day WRAP workshop.
Passages Family Support fully utilizes WRAP recovery workshops. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan or WRAP, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that individuals can use to get well, stay well and begin living their life the way they would like it to be. The workshops aim to offer help to individuals facing mental health challenges and just as important, the individuals who help care for them. If you would like to learn more about our WRAP workshops, please call our office at 509-892-9241.
They confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential and make our nation a better place to live.
Here are some activities you can take part in to commemorate the month, honor social workers, and educate the public about the often unnoticed ways that social workers bring great good to our society.
Eighteen-year-old Kurtis Hildreth likely had no idea how dangerous and deadly Spice was, but in 2013 he smoked a fatal dose of the synthetic cannabinoid. His family has since spoken out publicly, raising awareness of the legal drug, marked “not for human consumption.” READ MORE
Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among Washington State youth ages 15-24? This is a PSA created by the Youth N Action team along with Passages to spread awareness on suicide prevention. Please use and share!
Do you have a child that has been exposed to a traumatic event at school? This is a wonderful resource that can offer help and support.
Responding to a School Crisis
To achieve these goals, each member of the school community must work both individually and as a member of a team to take the steps needed to restore balance to the school environment. Positive working relationships among school staff not only achieve the goal of recovery from a school crisis, but the staff’s actions provide positive role models for students and life-long lessons about how to conduct oneself during times of adversity.
For information on funding for school-crisis recovery, please visit the U.S. Department of Education SERV Funding for Crisis Recovery.