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Our Belmont Avenue lobby has a bright new look!

The lobby of our Alta Behavioral Healthcare facility at 711 Belmont Avenue has undergone extensive renovations. Included are graphics depicting Youngstown-area landmarks and inspirational themes. We’re very excited and pleased with how it turned out, and we hope our children and their families like it too.

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Classroom Connection, Linkages Programs Make a Difference for Students

Alta’s School-Based Mental Health Programs serve many students and families throughout the City of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Classroom Connections (school-based counseling, consultation and training) served 1,190 students during the 2015-2016 school year. The Linkages Program (school-based mental health, education and suicide prevention/screening) served 3,464 — with 681 of these …

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“Raising Resilient Children” Seminar Set for May 3

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, May 3 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Kids Town, 55 Stadium Drive in …

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Growth of Alta Behavioral Healthcare Leads to New Boardman Office

The rapid growth of Alta Behavioral Healthcare has brought about the opening of a new Boardman office at 8255 South Avenue. Alta Care Group CEO Joe Shorokey said “As our growth continues, we recognize the importance of being more accessible to our families. We have many children and families interested in our services …

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Alta Receives Two-Year Grant to Address Infant Mortality Issues

Alta Care Group has received a grant from the Mahoning County District Board of Health (MCDBH) for a program designed to curb the high rate of infant mortality in Mahoning County. The grant, administered locally by the MCDBH, will fund the expansion of Care Coordination Services provided by Community Health …

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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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