A recent study by Places for People may help provide more effective treatment options in the future for people living with PTSD and substance use disorders.
In a short time span, Joshua White must overcome two barriers – trust issues and stigma – to connect recently incarcerated individuals with a jail diversion program. White must quickly build a rapport in initial meetings to receive consent for a more in-depth evaluation. “You’re dealing with a lifetime of distrust. It’s our job to build that trust.”
A recent study by Places for People’s Research and Evaluation Team appears in the June edition of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. The study resulted from a program to serve older adults with mental illness that was funded by the Marillac Mission Fund (formerly Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis).
This week, Maddie Stewart departs Places for People to enter medical school in pursuit of her dream to become a doctor. The two years Stewart spent at Places for People – first as a volunteer and then as an employee – have made an impact on her future focus. “It’s made me commit to community health as the basis for what I do,” she said.
When a new employee starts at Places for People, one of the items on his or her orientation checklist is CPR certification. One day soon, new employees will learn another lifesaving measure, too – how to administer Narcan. “It’s such a powerful life saving tool.”
Places for People Incredible Years Team Leader Kevin Wells received “The Champion Award” from the YWCA Head Start program. Incredible Years is a skills-building, evidence-based program for parents, caretakers, and educators.
Places for People’s Tim McKay and graduates of Maryville University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program presented a new assessment to help people living with severe mental illness and substance use disorders at a national conference last weekend.
Places for People’s Tim McKay and graduates of Maryville University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program will be making a presentation on Saturday at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans.