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Autism

Promoting success for individuals with autism

April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to spread awareness about autism and advocate for the acceptance of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and be a force for change. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause minor or significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. One in 54 children are diagnosed with ...

Trauma

The Tidal Wave of Trauma Transformation

By Camille Lashlee, MA, CPS, Manager of Implementation and Sustainability We tend to think of childhood trauma in terms of adverse experiences such as abuse, violence, or living in a home facing mental health or substance use issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to reconsider how we think about trauma. Many have felt its ...

Trauma

Reflecting on 2020: COVID-19, Innovation, and (yes) Constipation

By Alexis Kirk, PhD, Director of Implementation Science, Centerstone’s Research Institute With a new year upon us, it’s natural to spend time reflecting on the year behind us and our goals moving forward. 2020 was a year like no other, with the COVID-19 pandemic brining challenge and change. As an implementation scientist, my core mission ...

Trauma

Living and Working at Home through the Trauma of a Pandemic

By Dawn Kingsley, MSHA, Vice President of Payer Contracting and Strategy As I approach my five year anniversary at Centerstone, a year of which has been essentially defined by the pandemic, I have been reflecting on my work and experiences here. As someone in a non-caregiver position, I am not on the front line of ...

Advocating for individuals living with disabilities

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This observance is set aside to honor those with disabilities and to advocate for their equity in access and opportunity. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15% of people in the world live with a disability, increasing to 26% when looking only at those in the U.S. Of ...

Connections Advisory Council set to meet March 30

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host the quarterly Connections Advisory Council meeting on March 30 from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom. In 2020, Centerstone received a $2 million, five year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Center ...

Detox

Detox: What, What, When, Where, Why and How?

Detox or withdrawal management may be the first step for some people to get help stopping substance use. It may also be the scariest step. Part of the fear may come from the fear of the unknown. Let us work to help you understand a little more about detox programs. Who should use detox programs? ...

Trauma

Centerstone’s Alexis Kirk to present alongside Zak Williams, other high-profile speakers at the 2021 American Association of Suicidology Conference

Dr. Alexis Kirk, director of implementation science for Centerstone’s Research Institute, has been selected by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) to present a TED-style talk at its 2021 annual conference. Kirk’s presentation, Implementation Science as a Lens for Reflecting on COVID-19, Innovation, and (yes) Constipation, will take place Friday, April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. ...

Centerstone offers Dungeons & Dragons experiential therapy group

Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments, is offering a new Dungeons & Dragons Therapy Group, hosted virtually on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m., beginning January 22. The Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) Therapy Group will be available to adults in substance use disorder and/or mental health services ...

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Centerstone launches first known simulation training center for community-based behavioral health clinicians

Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments, has announced the recent launch of the world’s first known simulation training center for use by community-based behavioral health professionals. “Simulation training has long been used in many high-risk high-reward fields, including physical health, aviation, and military, but this approach to ...

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