Smart Summer Campaign 2014


Smart Summer is a 12-week community campaign that is designed to encourage parents to set boundaries, monitor activities and stay connected with their children. Each week a new question will prompt parents or guardians to reflect on a particular topic. The Question of the Week is promoted throughout the community by partners like you and links parents to tip sheets which provide suggestions on how to handle those topics.  The Smart Summer campaign is conducted by the Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force



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The Power of Trauma Informed Care

Friday, September 5, 2014

Two trainings will be offered:

Medical Staff:  8:00am - 9:00am at the Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education

                                                                 7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

All Staff:          10:00am - 4:30pm at the Borgess Lawrence Education Center

                                                                 1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

KCMHSAS is excited to be bringing a special guest speaker to Kalamazoo on Friday, September 5, 2014 to discuss the Adverse Childhood Effects(ACE) study.  Her name is Carol Redding, MA and she was active in the development of the ACE study process. Please take a moment to read her Bio for more information about Ms Redding’s credentials.

This training will inform participants on how to best use the ACE study information to become better trauma informed service providers.  

We are hoping to bring in medical personnel and clinical personnel to start us thinking about how we can become better integrated service partners.  We have two sessions being offered, the morning session is geared towards medical personal and the early afternoon session is geared towards everyone.   Medical personal are welcome to attend both sessions.

Please feel free to access and circulate the training flyer for each session - Medical Staff and All Staff

For more information, questions or concerns, please call Julie Helmer, Program Manager, Workforce Development and Clinical Training, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at 269.364.6950.



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