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Archive: July 2016

Mandated Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Should be a Priority

July 27, 2016 | Addictions | Comments

Becky Vaughn

Vice President of Addictions

After three years of meetings, coalitions, hearings and intense advocacy, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was signed into law on Friday, July 22 by President Obama.  We should be proud of the shift in conversation from criminal justice solutions for immoral, weak people to solutions focused on a chronic disease model that requires […]

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The Importance of Creating a Trauma-Informed Culture

July 20, 2016 | Trauma | Comments

Linda Henderson-Smith

Director of Children and Trauma-Informed Services

I was extremely nervous, I had never seen a psychologist before. There were a lot of questions going through my head: Would I be judged? Would I be blamed for what had happened to me? Could they really help?  Why was I here anyways? I’d been coping just fine. I had a full time job […]

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The Power to Choose

Cheryl Sharp

Exclusive Consultant for Trauma Informed Care Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health

Last week, my heart, along with the heart of our nation, broke. We must create healing environments to heal as human beings and as caregivers. We must pay attention to our own recovery from the tragedies we keep experiencing as a nation.

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What are the Workplace Wellness Strategies of Behavioral Health Executives?

July 6, 2016 | Wellness | Workforce | Comments

Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Workplace wellness is a buzz phrase. But what does it mean? And why does it matter?

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