HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events
Our 2018 Speaker of the Month Series at the Warren State Hospital is in full-swing and we have some wonderful speakers lined up! These trainings take place the third Wednesday of each month, from April through October in the auditorium at the Israel Building, 677 Hospital Drive, North Warren, Pennsylvania.
To register for any of our Speaker of the Month trainings, please contact Lisa Brocious at 814.728.9400 ext 200, or lbrocious@MilestonePA.org.
August 15, 2018
with Amy Tobolski
When ordinary human adaptations become overwhelmed following traumatic experience(s), it can have a significant impact on the person’s ability to trust and feel safe. Participants will learn about the Trauma Response – the neurobiological factors that drive it and how it might manifest behaviorally.
Amy has been working in the Human Services Field more than 26 years, supporting people with Intellectual Disability, Mental Illness, or both. For the past 16 years, as Behavioral Health Specialist for Milestone HCQU NW, she has specifically been providing education and technical assistance to those supporting people with intellectual disabilities, and has received extensive training on issues related to Psychological Trauma.
For more information on Amy, as well as registration information, download the flier here.
A Day in the Park
We held our 15th Annual Day in the Park event June 15 at Wildcat Park in Ludlow and by all accounts it was one of our best ever! The park was swarming with the more than 300 people in attendance. It was nice to see familiar faces and exciting to make new friends with those who had never attended before.
Once again The Elcam Gang did a great job of entertaining us! We had helpers from Community Links and the Bradford YWCA helping with face painting, tatoos, and fingernail painting.
We thank LINK once again for donating flowers for the planting area, Keystone Cafe for making all the sandwiches, Kane Lions Club for the wonderful Sno-Cones, Kane Fire Department for bringing a truck and teaching us how to prevent fires (and for providing power for the Lions Club), and Mt Jewett Ambulance Crew for taking blood pressures and being available in case of emergency. We also thank the USDA Forest Service for educating us on insects, amphibians and reptiles, as well as providing information about the Allegheny National Forest; Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Gerg for providing information and helping us all feel more comfortable around police officers, and MLW Stables for providing animals for petting and riding. To all the students, friends, and family members who helped us out - we couldn't have done it without you! A special "thank you" to Karen Abbott for always being willing to help out wherever she's needed!
If you can think of anything you would enjoy seeing or doing at future events, please email us at HCQUNW@MilestonePA.org with your suggestions, as this event is for YOU. We hope to see you there June 21, 2019!
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