Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, announced today that Sheila Taylor and Susan Langenus have been named Teacher/ Counselors of the Year by the American Re-Education Association (AREA).
Taylor and Langenus were recognized for their outstanding work at the AREA Biennial Conference, which was sponsored by the Positive Education Program and held recently in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Sheila and Susan have an amazing dedication to the youth, families and individuals we serve at Centerstone,” said John Page, senior vice president for Child, Adolescent and Family Services at Centerstone. “Sheila has a true commitment to a child-focused and family-driven system and works very hard to make life better for the clients she serves. Susan possesses the greatest qualities of a terrific Teacher/Counselor. She is a positive role model, creative problem solver and unendingly resourceful. We are delighted that Sheila and Susan have received these well-deserved recognitions.”
Taylor has served as a Community Liaison for the Mule Town Family Network since its inception in 2005. The Mule Town Family Network is a partnership of Maury County child-serving agencies which provides a coordinated system of care for children, youth and families with emotional disturbances who reside in Maury County.
Taylor serves as a volunteer at local elementary schools and with the Boys and Girls Club. She is a member of several community boards and committees, including the Foster Care Review Board and Maury County Adoption Support.
Langenus has worked as a Therapist/Case Worker with Centerstone since 2006. Langenus is placed with the Bethlehem Family Resource Center, a social services agency located on Charlotte Avenue in Nashville. Langenus also partners with the Pearl-Cohn Family Resource Center where she sees clients twice a week.
In addition to serving as a therapist and counselor, Langenus sets up booths at community resource fairs, speaks at the Bethlehem Youth Summit and places brochures in welcome baskets for families as they move into John Henry Hale Homes, a public housing community located across the street from the Bethlehem Centers. Langenus works to ensure that families know Centerstone is a resource for them while supporting the emotional and academic needs of her clients throughout 15 different school locations.
Centerstone (www.centerstone.org), a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 69,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 888-291-4357.