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The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to once again carry out their Emergency Food Mobile Pantry. Participants are asked to bring proof of identification and Delaware residency. Service will be first-come, first-served.

Please stay in your vehicle and have your trunk or back seat cleared out!

SUSSEX COUNTY

Monday, October 19 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown

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KENT COUNTY

Wednesday, October 21 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Dover International Speedway
(please enter through the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino entrance)
1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Thursday, October 22 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Glasgow High School
1901 S College Ave., Newark

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Monday, August 31, 2020 – Friday, September 4, 2020

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, this year’s summit will be virtual! This is a free event; however, registration is required!  The login information to access each session will be sent out prior to the event.

REGISTER NOW >

Schedule

Monday, August 31, 2020
10:00-11:30 AM

Keynote Address: “Veterans Perceptions of Behavioral Health Services”
Dr. Larence Kirby, LPCMH
Director, Delaware Office of Veterans Services

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
10-11 AM or 2-3 PM

“Virtual Resources and Telehealth”

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
10-11 AM or 2-3 PM

“Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and the Crisis Hotline”

Thursday, September 3, 2020
10-11 AM or 2-3 PM

“Personal Self-Care”

Friday, September 4, 2020
10-11 AM or 2-3 PM

“Cognitive Approach to Resiliency”

CEUs are not being offered.

Additional information pertaining to the summit, including access to the PowerPoint slides, will be available on the Mental Health Association in Delaware’s website the last week of August.

For summit-related questions, contact:
Jennifer Smolowitz
jsmolowitz@mhainde.org
Mental Health Association in Delaware
SUMMIT INFO >

2020 Military and Veterans Mental Health Summit

If you are living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or know a survivor, please review and share the information below. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are often referred to by medical professionals as the “Silent Epidemic.” We need your help to end the silence!

Applications from TBI survivors are considered on a case by case basis by the TBI Fund Committee to determine funding eligibility for short-term therapy, treatment, or necessary equipment that is not paid by healthcare insurance.

Learn more or to submit an application to the TBI Fund >

The new SCPD Traumatic Brain Injury Fund – Project Gallery is now LIVE and accessible from the Information dropdown menu on the SCPD website.

See the type of things that Delaware’s Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund can help Survivors obtain >

View the TBI Survivor Stories on the SCPD website>
We are sharing these stories of Delawareans who ARE the Silent Epidemic.

While you are visiting the SCPD website, view the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund – Thank You section of the site >

The Brain Injury Information section of the SCPD website contains Facts, Financial Assistance, TBI Information, a list of Resources, Rehabilitation Centers, and Support Groups available for Brain Injury Survivors and a Q & A
section. This section is also available from the “Information” dropdown menu or you can visit it quickly by clicking here. >

Dee L. Rivard
ES & TBI Fund Administrator for John McNeal, Director
State Council for Persons with Disabilities
Margaret M. O’Neill Bldg., Suite 1
410 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-257-3614
Email: Dee.Rivard@delaware.gov
Email: SCPDBrainInjuryFund@delaware.gov

SCPD-TBI-Information

Because of COVID-19, the entire Tai Chi for Veterans Program has switched gears and transitioned to the Zoom platform.

The entire Tai Chi for Veterans program was recently folded into Telehealth, has been added to the CPRS, and any Veteran should now be able to obtain a “community consult for Tai Chi” and participate in any classes nationwide simply by speaking with their medical provider or by logging onto myhealthEvet.com.

Plus, as of 8/5/20, one of the weekly classes transitions over to a “blended-learning” format: for those students who wish to continue enjoying classes in the company of their fellow Veterans while still maintaining safe and healthy social distance, we’ll be able to accommodate them AS WELL AS students who wish to continue Zooming in.

Please take a moment to check out the attached flyers…feel free to pass them along if you like! And in case you’re still wondering EXACTLY how this whole program works, there is a complete Program Description…you can feel especially free to share this with any medical provider if he/she has any confusion whatsoever re how to generate a “consult.”

You should always feel free to reach out to me personally (all my contact info is in the flyers). I’d be happy to speak with any of you anytime!

Health & peace,
Jessica

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION PDF >

GRUBB-WORTH FTCFV FLYER REFERENCING COMMUNITY CONSULT - UPDATED 7-12-20

 

VFW FTCFV FLYER REFERENCING COMMUNITY CONSULT - UPDATED 7-12-20

NAMI Delaware is pleased to announce we will be hosting the following virtual Support Groups during August. Registration can be located on the links below or by visiting our website > .

Once registered, an email is sent from Eventbrite with the secure Zoom information for the meeting included in this email.

If there are any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Jenn Ford via email.

NAMI Delaware Virtual Family Support Groups for family members and caregivers who have a loved one living with a mental health condition.

Family Support Group

Monday, August 10th at 7pm: REGISTER NOW >

Thursday, August 13th at 7pm: REGISTER NOW >

Monday, August 24th at 7pm: REGISTER NOW >

NAMI Family and Friends is a free 90-minute program open to family members, friends, neighbors, advocates, and anyone interested in learning more about mental health conditions and how to support those impacted by the
diagnoses.

Tuesday, August 18th at 12pm: REGISTER NOW >

NAMI Connections Virtual Peer Recovery Support Groups will be held on:

Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm: REGISTER NOW>

Thursday, August 20th at 6:30pm: REGISTER NOW>

QUESTIONS, CONTACT:
Jenn Ford
Multicultural Engagement Manager
National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI Delaware)
Office Voicemail: 302-427-0787 x116
jford@namide.org

Courageous Hearts is meeting with clients in OPEN AIR in the pastures and arenas to provide connections with Veterans and service members and horses!

If you are seeking peace, resolution, relaxations, a “break”, a solution relief from stress and or flashbacks, anxiety and more, please join us with our herd for a different type of therapy that is VERY effective!

See flyer for contact info.

Scheduling NOW! Individuals, couples and groups. FREE!!!

Rosemary Baughman LCSW, CADC,
EAGALA Advanced certified, EAGALA military certified
Executive Director
Courageous Hearts…where horses empower people!
302-593-1378 P
302-265-2790 F
CourageousHearts.us

flyer for asg 2020

Please join a virtual workshop that teaches stress-management and relaxation techniques for service members, veterans and their families. This will be a live, facilitated discussion around the challenges of living through the COVID-19 outbreak. You will have an opportunity to share with others, learn and practice new skills and ask questions in a small online group.

We invite you to join us on video and audio for a 1-hour conversation with a Red Cross mental health volunteer and other members of your community.

June 17th –  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

REGISTER >

June 23rd – 2:00 – 3:30 PM  Eastern Time (US and Canada)

REGISTER >

June 25th – 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

REGISTER >

June 30th – 3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

REGISTER >

Jul 2, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

REGISTER >

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware is partnering with Procino-Wells and Woodland to provide an informative webinar discussing the top legal issues that arise for caregivers and survivors of brain injury, as well as other disabilities.

POC
Kristy Handley, M.S.
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
P.O. Box 1897, Dover, DE  19903

302-346-2083 | 1-800-411-0505
director@biade.org

Brain Injury Top Legal Issues
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