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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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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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Sept. 27 Round Table Discussion to Focus on Adolescent Issues

The Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success (OMHNSS), North East Region will present a Round Table discussion on the “Be Present” Campaign, Thursday, September 27th from 2:00-3:30 p.m., at Alta Behavioral Healthcare, 711 Belmont Ave. in Youngstown. Facilitating the discussion will be Ivan Juzang, founder and president of Motivational Educational …

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Kids of All Ages Will Enjoy “Silly Science Sunday” on Sept. 16

Over 40 exhibitors will participate in the 8th Annual Silly Science Sunday at the Oh Wow! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street in Youngstown. This FREE event will take place Sunday, September 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit actually spills out onto the streets of downtown Youngstown and offers …

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Alta Chosen as a Member of the Preferred Care Network

Alta Behavioral Healthcare is one of ten social service organizations in Mahoning County selected to be a member of the Preferred Care Network. The Preferred Care Network, formed by the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board (MCMHRB), comprises exclusively non-profit organizations funded by the Board that have demonstrated that they are …

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Grants Will Fund Alta’s UPSTREAM Program

Alta Care Group’s UPSTREAM Program will benefit from two recent grants. The program received $10,336 from The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, as well as $5,000 from PNC Bank. UPSTREAM is a home-based literacy development program for preschoolers through second grade that assists parents in becoming their …

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Alta Receives Grant from OMHAS for Early Psychosis Treatment

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) has awarded Alta Care Group $135,592 to support further development and operations for the Mahoning County FIRST Program (First Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode of Psychosis). In October, 2017 Alta Care Group and its Behavioral Health Division took over …

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Infant Mortality Program Receives New Grant

The Mahoning County District Board of Health has awarded Alta Care Group an additional $175,643 to expand Alta’s successful Infant Mortality Program. The grant will allow Alta to add an additional full-time and two part-time Community Health Workers (CHW’s) to help impact the issue of infant mortality in our Valley. This …

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