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Triple P Seminar Will Help Instill Confidence in Parents

As part of the Positive Parenting Program®, Alta Behavioral Healthcare will present a free seminar on the Power of Positive Parenting for parents of kids ages birth to 12 years old. The event will be held Monday, March 13 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Newport Branch of …

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Alta Becomes Trauma Informed

Meg Harris, Alta Trauma Supervisor, has been training the entire staff on becoming more informed about those who have experienced trauma. This includes awareness of how a person who has experienced trauma may react to sounds, smells and conversations. Making our staff aware of some common triggers can help us …

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Alta Behavioral Healthcare’s UPSTREAM™ Program has openings!

Alta Behavioral Healthcare’s UPSTREAM™ Program has openings for: Preschool-age children Kindergarten-second grade Youngstown City School children UPSTREAM is a home-based literacy and social/emotional program to help children from preschool through second grade improve their reading and literacy skills and be socially and emotionally ready to learn. The aim of working …

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Intensive Home-Based Therapy program being developed

Alta Behavior Healthcare is developing an intensive home-based treatment program. The target populations for these services are children who have a need for more intense and frequent therapy to return them to their natural homes, or prevent an out of home placement. Therapists who work in this service will have …

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Night at the Races benefit event set for Saturday, February 11

The Children’s Circle of Friends Night at the Races was a great success! Please revisit the site at a later date for details for 2018!  Thank you to all who sponsored and/or attended. The Children’s Circle of Friends relies on the generosity of donors, such as yourself, and is grateful for your support. Contact …

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“Raising Resilient Children” Seminar Set for January 18

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — As part of the Positive Parenting Program®, Alta Behavioral Healthcare will present a free seminar on Raising Resilient Children for parents of kids ages birth to 12 years old. The event will be held Wednesday, January 18 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Alta Behavioral Healthcare, …

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William Swanston Charitable Fund Grant promotes good nutrition

Alta Behavioral Healthcare received a grant from the William Swanston Charitable Fund to assist Head Start Children and their families to identify and establish positive nutritional alternatives and to incorporate them into their lives. Lori Stellmar, Head Start nutritionist, has been working with Santisi’s Wholesale Foods to expose children to …

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Welcome New Staff

A special welcome to these new staff members who have joined the Alta Behavioral Healthcare family: Therapists Barb Pagani Jill Campbell Kara Mumford Kate Linger CPST/intern therapist Sarah Macovitz CPST Crystal Henderson Linkages Program Kathryn Bacha JJC Early Warning System therapist Amber Chembars Student Interns Christine Topercer Eve Griffin Lalita Board

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Circle of Friends Foundation World Series of Wine

The First Annual World Series of Wine, sponsored by the Donald P. Pipino Family, was held at the Lake Club in Poland on October 20th. Two hundred and fifty guests in attendance were treated to a wine competition by area homemade wine makers. There were a total of 24 competitors, and …

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The Donald P. Pipino World Series of Wine Event

The Donald P. Pipino World Series of Wine was a great success! Please join us for the 2nd Annual World Series of Wine in October 2017! Details to follow as we get closer to the date.     Contact Information: Katelyn McQuiston 330-793-2487 Katelynm@altacaregroup.org

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Alta Behavioral Healthcare Partners With County Courts to Help Kids

Alta Behavioral Healthcare will be providing new services to two Mahoning County courts, with the goal of supporting programs that benefit children and teens in the county. We currently conduct educational sessions through the Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court for parents who are in the process of divorcing. At the request of …

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Alta receives grants that will aid young students

Alta Behavioral Healthcare has received several grants totaling $46,500 to support the work we do with our young children from preschool through second grade. The funds will be used to support nutrition education and healthy snacks for our Head Start children, development of literacy and social-emotional skills in early learners, …

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New grant supports kids’ social, emotional and behavioral development

Alta Behavioral Healthcare has received $374,603 through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ “Whole Child Matters Grant” to ensure that Early Childhood professionals within our tri-county collaborative provide “the right care to the right children at the right time.”  This grant will support a tri-county collaborative between …

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Ed DeGregorio presented 2016 Crystal Heart Award

On July 12th the Children’s Mental Health Circle of Friends Foundation presented Ed Degregorio its 2016 Crystal Heart Award. The award is given by the Foundation annually during its Sunday evening dinner sponsored by Ed Muransky and takes place the day before the Foundation’s Annual Golf Charity Scramble. The award …

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Transition to Independence

This even is offered weekly, Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm. There is no end date. TIP groups focus on education and employment, and life skills such as budgeting, meal planning/preparation, positive peer relationship building and communication enhancement for youth ages 16-21.

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