New Course: Mental Health First Aid for Senior Care Providers
If you are personally or professionally involved in providing care to any senior, you are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than you are to encounter someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.
A two-day course is being offered on October 18 & 25. Learn more and register.
Chasing the Dragon: Confronting the Opiate Epidemic in Our Communities
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(Registration and buffet dinner from 5-6 p.m.)
Meadow Wood Manor, 461 State Route 10, Randolph, NJ
Prescription drug abuse is happening in our homes and in many cases leading to heroin abuse – unfortunately no family is immune to this epidemic. Please join us as we bring together a panel of experts from the treatment and prevention fields, medical professionals, law enforcement and community leaders to learn the scope of the problem, how lives are being affected, and what is being done to confront this epidemic.
The program will include a screening of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict” produced by the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Seating is limited, so register today! For more information, call (973) 285-6867 or (973) 625-1998.
Freeholders Authorize RFP for Management of Morris View by Private Health Care Provider
On July 27, the Morris County Board of Freeholders voted to authorize the development of a request for proposals (RFP) for the potential private management of the county’s Morris View Healthcare Center.
The freeholders stressed that the county is retaining ownership of the facility and would write specific patient care requirements into the RFP to ensure that any private management company considered by the county for a lease to run Morris View would maintain the high quality of care now offered to elderly and disabled residents living there.
2016 Housing and Urban Development Funding Application – New and Renewal Projects
The Morris County Continuum of Care, a local planning committee charged with the responsibility of reducing the incidence of homelessness in Morris County, has begun the process for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2016 Continuum of Care Application.
NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line
The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line was established by the Mental Health Association of NJ to support two distinct groups across the state of New Jersey: those concerned with their own opiate use; and, those who are experiencing distress related to the opiate use of a friend or family member. Call 855-652-3737 or visitwww.njconnectforrecovery.org.
Apply Online for Temporary Assistance
The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance would like to encourage clients to apply online for assistance programs. The Office of Temporary Assistance is experiencing longer wait times than in the past and this online application can be completed at home or anywhere (Library) that internet access exists.