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Night at the Races Benefit Event Set for Saturday, February 23

The Children’s Circle of Friends Foundation will hold a Night at the Races fundraiser event on behalf of Alta Behavioral Healthcare on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at St. Mary’s Assumption Social Center, 356 S. Bella Vista Ave. on Youngstown’s West Side. There will be a dinner buffet catered by St. Mary’s, …

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Donate to Alta’s Winter Wonderland Clothing Drive!

Alta Care Group’s TBS Department will be sponsoring a Winter Wonderland drive to help young people stay warm during the winter months. Donations of hats, scarves, mittens, socks and boots will be very much appreciated. Contact Meg Harris at 330-793-2487 to drop off donations at our 711 Belmont Avenue location.

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Alta’s Whitney Yaeger is Certified in Transition to Independence Programming

Whitney Yaeger, a Case Manager for Alta Behavioral Healthcare’s Therapeutic Behavioral Support Department, was Certified in Transition to Independence Programming this past September. She works specifically with individuals aged 16-21 to assist them in transitioning successfully into adulthood. She holds a weekly TIP group to enhance individuals’ independent living skills, offer social and …

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DeAna Culver Develops Career Day Program Benefiting Children of Color

DeAna Culver, a CPST/Community Support Worker here at Alta, has developed a Career Day program for St. Joseph the Provider School to allow children of color an opportunity to meet professionals from the community and enhance hope for a brighter future. Some of the speakers include Jennifer Roller, Executive Director of the …

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Alta Participates in Crisis Intervention Training for Police Officers

On October 30, 2018, Meg Harris, Alta Behavioral Health Community Support and Trauma Supervisor, assisted in a Crisis Intervention Team training program for local law enforcement. The focus of this training was Trauma Informed Care with Law Enforcement and Individuals with significant mental health challenges. Approximately 19 officers participated from eight …

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November Is National Veteran and Military Families Month

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has designated November as National Veteran and Military Families Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifices our military families make. They contend with separation from their loved ones and often must make adjustments to new living situations and communities. These challenges can have …

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Alta Seeks a School-Based Child/Family Therapist

School-Based Child/Family Therapist Our school-based mental health services are expanding and we are seeking a Full-Time (LPC, LSW, LPCC or LISW) Counselor to join our team and deliver mental health and counseling services to children, adolescents and families. The successful candidate will provide counseling services predominately within a High School, and the …

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Latest Phase of Renovations at Camp Challenge Completed

Phase II of renovations to the Camp Challenge Social Hall was recently completed. The renovations included: a complete remodeling of the lower level addition of an ADA-compliant handicap restroom construction of a new wheelchair ramp and entryway a new commercial oven, freezer, dishwasher and hand-washing sink These renovations were made …

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Alta’s Sarah Macovitz Named Region 4 Social Worker of the Year

Sarah Macovitz, a School-Based/Outpatient Therapist for Alta Behavioral Healthcare, has been selected as the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter, Region 4 Social Worker of the Year. She was chosen for this award by local social workers in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Region 4 community. …

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Visit Five Guys on November 8 to Benefit Alta!

If you grab a burger or two from one of the Five Guys locations in our area on November 8, Five Guys will donate 15% of your purchase to Circle of Friends, benefiting Alta Behavioral Healthcare. This promotion runs Thursday, November 8 from 4:00 – 10:00 pm at these Five …

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Alta a Part of Rapid-Response Mobile Crisis Team for Schools

Alta Behavioral Healthcare is partnering with Meridian Healthcare on a new initiative, Ensuring Action For Students in Emergency (EASE). EASE is a rapid-response, mobile crisis team that provides screening to youth in emotional distress. Licensed counselors from this team will screen youth in their school settings at the request of the school …

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Alta Administration and Staff in the News

Alta personnel are sharing their expertise at the local, state and national levels! Alta Care Group CEO Joe Shorokey has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers in Columbus. Pat Whitaker and Joe Shorokey presented at the recent National …

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Please Vote YES on Issue 2 (Mental Health and Recovery Levy)

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, but early voting has already begun in Mahoning County. We urge everyone to vote YES for Issue 2, which supports the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. This is a 1.35-mill (0.85-mill renewal and a 0.5-mill increase) levy for five years for current expenses …

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New Trauma Group for Children and Families Starts Oct. 24

Many children who have experienced complex trauma live with guardians who are not their biological parents. For many reasons, children end up living with grandparents, aunts/uncles, family friends, or get placed into foster homes for periods of time. Alta has staff dedicated to understanding childhood adversity and knowing how to …

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Teens and Young Adults: Share Your Voice About Treatment

You’re invited to join a progressive group of teens and young adults across Ohio in sharing your voice in your own treatment. Youth Move Ohio will meet once a month to share experiences and encourage each other in reaching personal goals. The first meeting will be Tuesday, October 16 at …

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