Risilency for military families

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Risilency for military families

  1. 1. Family Life Mental Health MHAJCCoordination Association In Resiliency & Project Jefferson County Recovery Initiativein conjunction with the MilitaryAgape Project & 724 State Street Watertown, NY 13601 Phone: (315) Veteran Keeping 788-0970 Family Life Families Fax: (315) 788-8092 Coordination Together Email: info@mhajc.org Project
  2. 2. We do this through advocacy,  Transporting andOUR GOAL education, breaking down accompanying to local food stigmas, prejudice, and pantries  Decrease the stigma discrimination.  Accompany parent members associated with military, to Parent Teacher veteran, and family We coordinate with and link to Conferences, SSI Hearings, other community services and etc. members seeking supports.  Encouraging participation in assistance with mental support groups health issues which can  Assisting parent members in understanding the Family adversely affect careers Court process, custody, and child protective services  Suggest ways to help with  Connecting to legal support crisis planning, recovery systems AREAS WHERE and resiliency strategies  Accompanying parent WE CAN HELP members to court, to the doctors and other  Provide available resources appointments  Setting up parenting classes to keep families together  Assisting with crisis  Assisting with housing needs intervention  Assist with decreasing the  Assisting with Educational  Setting up Individual Opportunities stressors during Recovery Plans deployments or multiple  Organizing family activities  Mentoring deployments  Budgeting
  3. 3. Registration must be safeTALK REGISTRATION FORM Suicide Prevention Training received by 7/13/12.NAME:____________________ Please mail or fax to: When: July 18th, 2012 0830 RegistrationTITLE:____________________ 0900-1200 safeTalk Course Fax #: (315) 788-8092ORGANIZATION:___________ Where: The Children’s Home of Jefferson_________________________ County National Suicide 1704 State StreetSTREET:__________________ Watertown, NY 13601 Prevention LifelineCITY:____________________ 1-800-273-8255 Time: 8:30 a.m. sign in, programSTATE:___________________ until noonZIP:______COUNTY_________ Fee: No chargePHONE:___________________ Brochure by Cindy Presenter: Sam Catroppa ofFAX:_____________________ NYS Office of Mental HealtheMail:____________________ Sponsored by: NYS Office ofCheck One: Mental Health andMORNING SESSION: _______  The Mental Health Association of Jefferson CountyAFTERNOON SESSION:______ More details on back page
  4. 4. Why come to safeTALK? Who should attend safeTALK? Most people withBecome Suicide Alert thoughts of suicide invite safeTALK is for everyone help. Often these who wants to help preventLearn four basic steps to recognize persons with opportunities are missed, suicide: front line thoughts of suicide and dismissed or avoided – workers, clergy,connect them with suicide leaving people more alone volunteers, parents, helping resources. and at greater risk. youth*, teachers, law safeTALK training enforcement…anyone who prepares you to help by wants to help prevent using TALK (Tell, Ask, suicide. THIS THREE-HOUR Listen and KeepSAFE) to *safeTALK is for anyoneTRAINING CAN HELP identify and engage age 15 and older. YOU MAKE A people with thoughts of DIFFERENCE. suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
  5. 5. Resiliency and Recovery Initiative for Military Families Serving Families of Military Deployed to War Zones, Returning Military Service Members, and Veterans and their Families The Mental Health As- sociation in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) has designed a pilot The four major objectives of this pilot are: program to fit needs 1. Provide families with tools and resources to identified by families of support their mental health needs while deployed military, re- family members are deployed and upon turning military, veter- their return home.ans and their families served by the MHA in Jeffer- 2. Offer families a wide variety of best prac-son County and the MHA of Nassau County. The tice and evidence-based tools to assist andwork of the Resiliency and Recovery Initiative will support skills necessary to insure familybe overseen by a Veterans and Families Advisory resiliency and support while a familyBoard. The target populations for this project are member is deployed.families with members deployed in Iraq, Afghani-stan and any other current war zone, and military 3. Provide returning service members and veterans with tools, support and resourcesservice members and veterans who returned from for successful reentry into family and par-deployment and their families living in Jefferson enting roles.County and Nassau County. 4. Build capacity within the counties being served to meet the needs of this popula-Families will be empowered with knowledge and a tion.skill set to use during deployment, after deploy-ment and throughout their lives with training andfamily-friendly tools to reduce the impact of thecurrent stress on themselves and their families tohelp offset the long term impact of stress on bothphysical and mental health. Families and veteranswill receive information and tools to assist them insuccessful reintegration supported by families thatare aware of signs, symptoms and recovery toolsavailable for PTSD and other mental health issuesthat the military community faces. For more information about the Resiliency and Recovery Initiative, visit www.MHANYS.org Funding for the Resiliency and Recovery Initiative provided by The Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation.

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