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Posted on: May 25, 2022

JOB OPENING - ACCOUNTANT 1 (Westmoreland Co. BHDS)

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You must apply for this position through the PA Civil Service. This link will take you directly to the list of open Westmoreland County jobs. Please click the "Accountant 1 (Local Government) Westmoreland County BHDS" job.

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

JOB OPENING - FISCAL OFFICER 1 (Westmoreland Co. BHDS)

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You must apply for this position through the PA Civil Service. This link will take you directly to the list of open Westmoreland County jobs. Please click the "Fiscal Officer 1 (Local Government) Westmoreland County BHDS" job. ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Save the Date: Hoarding Conference

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Date: July 26, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included)Location: Westmoreland County Community CollegeRegistration: Eventbrite Registration Coming Soon!Contact: Heather McLean via email or at 72...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Group Teen Triple P

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Small changes, big differences.

Takes the guesswork out of parenting teenagers!

Date: June 16 - August 11, 2022Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Location: Zoom classroomContact: Shana Orlic, ParentWISE Program of Wesley Family Services, via email or at 724-217-...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Keystone Pride Resource Institute - 2 day training

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Date: June 13-14, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Includes a 1-hour lunch break each day)Location: Virtual; A Webex invite will be sent prior to training.Trainer: Joel Brecht, Training CoordinatorRegistration is limited to 30 p...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Recovery Is Community NWPA

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This conference will help increase awareness of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), provide information on how to support systems to help mitigate the impact of NAS on infants and families, and information about naloxone to prevent overdose. Resources to ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Ray of Hope Walk Seeking Donations

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Everything that the Ray of Hope has been able to accomplish and continue to do is because of the generous donations we have received. We are grateful for all donations. For our walk, we are in need of baskets, gift cards, and special event tickets that wi...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

16th Annual Ray of Hope Walk

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Westmoreland County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force

“Wings of Hope, Love Lives on”

Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2022Survivor's Event: 9:15 a.m.Walk Ceremony: begins at 10:45 a.m.Location:&nbs...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

2022 Virtual Spring Building Blocks Learning Series

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Bridging Play and Learning Through Daily Routines

Speakers will share information and resources to help navigate many situations that you may encounter during your routines at home or in the community.

To Register, complete the registration form found at th...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Strengthening Families Program 10-14

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Date: Wednesdays, June 15th – July 27thTime: Dinner at 5:30, Class from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Location: 521 Plymouth Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

To Enroll: Samantha Maggio, 724.217.8306 or Samantha.maggio@wfspa.org 

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

NEW CLASSES! The Incredible Years(R) Parenting Program

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It’s Incredible! And Fun!

Parenting is a lot of hard work! Especially during a Pandemic! Join us to find ways to make parenting easier and fun for both you and your child. Best for children ages 2-10.

  • Playing together to build your relationship.
  • Using praise...
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Posted on: May 9, 2022

2022 Disability & Mental Health Summit

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Date: May 26, 2022Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm EDTLocation: Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220; View MapRegisterDay 2 Sessions

About this event

Our free annual Disability & Mental Health Summit will look a bit different ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Tips for Choosing a Health Plan

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Effective September 1, 2022, there will be changes to the Medicaid physical health managed care plans available in Pennsylvania. These changes only apply to people who get their Medicaid through the physical HealthChoices system – they do not ap...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Super Fun Run for Everyone 5K

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East Suburban Citizen Advocacy (ESCA)

Super Fun Run for Everyone 5K Fundraiser

When: June 5, 2022Check in: 8:00 a.m.Race starts at 9:00 a.m.Race will start at Export Trail Access by the red caboose at the Westmoreland Her...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Signs and Symptoms Training

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Any professional working within the Juvenile Justice Profession, public education, and/or social services agencies should attend this 1 day interactive training experience will review basic information of the signs and symptoms of PTSD.

Via Zoom: June 3, 2...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Westmoreland County LIFESHARING

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Having a place to go is HOME.

Having someone to love is FAMILY.

Having both is A WONDERFUL LIFE!

Westmoreland County Lifesharing Coalition

Mission Statement:

To increase awareness, so that Lifesharing is a commonly recognized concept...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Wellness Days 2022

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Wellness Days 2022

Youth & Young Adults 16 - 29*If the youth and young adult registering is under the age of 18, you must download the permission slip. This permission slip must be signed and sent back to Youth MOVE PA or brought along with yo...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Medical Assistance: Changes to Physical HealthChoices Managed Care Plans

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Upcoming Changes to HealthChoices

  • First - Medical Assistance (MA) and Medicaid are the same health insurance
  • Upcoming changes only apply to the Medical Assistance Physical HealthChoices program (not Community HealthChoices) not your Behavioral Health Manage...
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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Give Your Child a Head Start

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Westmoreland Community ActionLeading the way - HEAD START

Early Head Start: Home-based program offering services to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 3 in Westmoreland County.

Head Start: Center or home-based program servin...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Job Opening: Personal Care Aide/Med tech - Paula Teacher

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Harrison City / Irwin Area.Enhanced Personal Care Home

Now hiring full-time for evening and overnight shifts.$16/hour to start plus Paid TrainingPaula Teacher is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities:Passing medications, staying with each resident ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Regulation Suspensions

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In September 2021, Governor Wolf signed Act 73 into law, which extended many of the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) temporary regulatory suspensions through March 31, 2022, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Yesterday, G...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Creating Welcoming Services for LGBTQ Individuals and Their Families

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When: Monday, April 25, 2022Time: 9:00am-3:00pm (includes a 1-hour lunch break)Where: Virtual Webex TrainingContact: Joel BrechtRegistration is limited to 50 participants.Download the April 25 flyer fo...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Movie: Coming Up For Air

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Date: August 28, 2022Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222Cost: FreeRegistration

Light Refreshments 

Coming up for Air, winner of four best feature awards tell...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

SFP 10-14 Facilitator Training at Penn State Extension

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SFP 10-14 Facilitator Training at Penn State Extension

A great way to supplement your income, trained SFP 10-14 facilitators make $20 per hour.

Date: June 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2022Time: 9:00am to 4:30pmAll 3 days of this free training mus...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

FAVOR Support Groups & Training Opportunities

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FAVOR: Faces and Voices of Recovery Western PaRecovery Community Organization736 Lincoln StreetBolivar, PA 15923Bolivar Center: 724-676-2111Becky: 878-645-0777

Embracing GriefFor anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m....

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

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QPR is a two-hour educational program designed to teach professionals as well as lay “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and warning signs that someone may be ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) Training Schedule

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These trainings are FREE, but registration is required. Slots are limited!

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Trauma-Counseling Strategies for Healing and Resilience 

Date: March 17, 2022Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Register

Trauma is a wou...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Everyday Lives! 2022 Virtual Conference

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An Everyday Life in a Changing World: A Focus on Wellness and Resilience

May 17Communication and Connection

May 24 - May 25Community of Practice for Supporting Families Regional Collaborative Summit

June 1Assistive Technology

June 8 - June 9Dual Diagnosis

June...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

UPDATE: The Incredible Years(R) Parenting Program

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It’s Incredible! And Fun!

Parenting is a lot of hard work! Especially during a Pandemic! Join us to find ways to make parenting easier and fun for both you and your child. Best for children ages 2-10.

  • Playing together to build your relationship.
  • Us...
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Posted on: January 31, 2022

2022 Community Training Opportunities

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Westmoreland County, in partnership with Achieving True Self, is offering free trainings for the community in 2022 that will increase awareness and understanding amongst businesses, churches, community groups, recreational organizations, and local law enf...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Youth Mental Health First Aid 2022 Dates

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Register Today! Space is limited.

Questions? Contact Marissa Rega.

Dates:

Training will be held at the WIU, 102 Equity Drive, Greensburg) from 8:00 a.m. ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

Variety, the Children's Charity

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With a mission to empower children with disabilities to live life to the fullest, Variety the Children’s Charity is ensuring that our most vulnerable kids are no longer left out or left behind.

Variety’s programs and experiences are designed to empower chi...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Sage's Army - Weekly Meeting Schedule

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*Download the flyer for more information.

Monday

*All Recovery- 12pm at Greensburg Recovery Center*DRA- 2pm at Greensburg Recovery CenterRecovery Life Group- 5:30pm at Greensburg Recovery CenterGambler’s Anonymous- 7:30pm at Greensburg Recovery Ce...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Seeking BHDS Advisory Board Applicants

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Westmoreland Co. BHDS is seeking to fill two (2) seats on their Advisory Board.

  • Psychiatrist
  • Professional in the field of Religion

Mission: It is the mission of the Westmoreland County Behavioral Health/Developmental Services/Early Intervention (BHD...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

SAVE THE DATE

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Becoming a Geriatric Competent ClinicianWebinar Training SeriesFebruary 23 - June 20, 202225 Hours of FREE CEUs!

Sponsored by SBHM, Inc. and the Northwest Partnership. This is a FREE training series for approved clinicians in Armstrong, Butler, Crawford, I...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

NEW Virtual Support Group

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Caring Ones Virtual Support Group

For those supporting a loved one with mental illness.

When: Every 2nd Monday of each monthTime: 6:00PM-7:30PM

For the link, contact Heather McLean at (724) 433-1359 or via email.

Download the flyer to share!

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Take a Course. Save a life.#BeTheDifference

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free comprehensive training specifically designed to equip educators, family members, and caregivers (18 years or older) with the skills and knowledge to identify, understand, a...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

UPDATED: Passavant Job Openings

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Passavant Memorial Homes is one of the foremost, consumer-focused providers of support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral health needs. The mission of Passavant Memorial Homes is to empower individuals to live successful...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

"The Impact"

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DHS Services Remain Lifelines to Pennsylvanians as Federal Unemployment Comes to an End.

Federal unemployment benefits ended for 558,000 Pennsylvanians on Saturday, Sept. 4. It was the final week for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensatio...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Information from Virtual Job Fair

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MHA-SWPA hosted a Virtual Job Fair on August 27th via ZOOM.

They have made available a recording and loose transcript of available positions.

Download the information here.

See the video here.

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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If you or someone you know in Westmoreland County are facing an eviction or struggling to pay your bills due to Covid related complications, there are funds to help.

These funds are available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Westmore...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

TRAIN Pilot Program

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Across Pennsylvania, there are qualified therapists prepared to support individuals who have experienced trauma. Likewise, there are therapists dedicated to supporting ID/A populations. However, there are few providers equipped to offer support through bo...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Support Groups Updates (for Adults)

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IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUPS

Please note: These groups are not therapeutic; they are meant for socialization.

Hope & Healing Support Group (For those recovering from a suicide attempt)

Every 2nd & 4th Monday of every monthTime: 6:00PM-7:30PMLocation: MHA...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Survey

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Doors To Wellbeing and Painted Brain are working in collaboration to advance the role of peer-supported psychiatric advanced directives.
We are looking to get a picture of what the Peer Support workforce knows about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs), a...
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