Monarch Job Accepting Applications for New Youth Facility Based Crisis Center
Monarch Health Care is currently accepting job applications for its new Child and Adolescent Facility Based Crisis Center in Charlotte, N.C. The facility—the first of its kind in North Carolina—is being created in partnership with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare.
The Charlotte-based, 16-bed facility is slated to open in late summer or early fall of 2017. It will serve children and adolescents ages 6-17 that have a mental illness, intellectual or developmental disability and/or a substance use disorder who are experiencing a crisis.
The facility will provide assessments, stabilization and therapeutic interventions to try to prevent hospitalization. Applicants should go to www.monarchnc.org to obtain job descriptions and to apply. Below is a list of current open positions:
Triad Region Cultural Competence Provider Committee
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare’s Triad Cultural Competence Provider Committee is seeking additional members. This group is a sub-committee of the local Provider Council and Cardinal Innovations’ Cultural Competence Advisory Council.
The committee meets monthly to develop strategies to support the implementation of cultural competence within the Triad Provider Network. The Triad Region covers Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham and Stokes counties.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, contact Khalil Nassar at
Triad Region: Innovations Stakeholder Workgroup Seeks New Members
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is merging its Regional Innovations Stakeholder Workgroups and is seeking members from the Triad Region to participate in meetings.
The workgroup will change to a conference call format with an in-person attendance option that will rotate through each region. The meeting frequency will be determined by the group during the first merged meeting in October. Membership will be limited. If you are interested in joining, send an email to Triad Regional Manager for IDD Care Coordination Melissa Bran at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15. Describe your interest in joining and how you be an asset to the group.
The Innovations Stakeholder Workgroup (ISW) structure has been organized to bring together stakeholders to assist in providing feedback and input into the NC Innovations Waiver. The ISW will review and make recommendations to Cardinal Innovations to be conveyed to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding changes and potential changes to the NC Innovations Waiver.
Northern Region Recovery Month Celebration: The Theory and Practice of Recovery
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare’s Northern Region will have a National Recovery Month event on September 19 in Burlington, N.C.
Cardinal Innovations Member Engagement Specialist Delton Russell will present “The Theory and Practice of Recovery” at the event. The presentation will cover recovery through understanding the causes of addiction and how to engage in recovery through emotional wellness.
2017 Black Mental Health Symposium
LifeSkills Counseling and Consulting will present the 2017 Black Mental Health Symposium on September 22 in Charlotte, N.C.
This solutions-based conference is a gathering of professionals who desire to decrease the stigma of mental illness, increase access to care and improve the wellness of the black community.
King Davis, PhD, LMSW-ACP, will be the keynote speaker at the event. Since 2000, Davis has held the Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work. His research and teaching focus on public mental health policy, the provision of culturally competent mental health services, health care for the mentally ill and disparities in rates of illness and services for people of color.
Disclaimer: LifeSkills has been approved by the NBCC as an approved continuing education provider ACEP No. 6785. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. LifeSkills is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Gateway Gallery to Present “Discovering Home”
Gateway Gallery at The Enrichment Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., will open the exhibition and art sale, “Discovering Home” with a reception on September 22.
Gateway Gallery has nearly 1,300 square feet of exhibit and sales space, featuring a variety of one-of-a-kind art pieces created by students at The Enrichment Center, who are called the Artists of Gateway Studios. These artists work in the tradition of self-taught and outsider artists, creating original paintings, digital photographs, ceramic and multi-media pieces. Community artists are invited to show their work in conjunction with original creations by the Artists of Gateway Studios, who receive commissions from their gallery sales.
The “Discovering Home” show and sale will feature original works of art, fine crafts and gift items. Leo Rucker is the participating community artist who will join the Artists of Gateway Studios for this exhibit, which will remain on display through November 3.
The event also will include live music featuring the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble and refreshments by the Center’s Culinary Arts Students.
Over-the-Counter Medicine Giveaways in Kannapolis and Charlotte
In partnership with NC MedAssist, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare will host over-the-counter medicine giveaways on September 23 in Kannapolis, N.C., and on October 20 in Charlotte, N.C.
The free event is open to the public. Giveaway items include cold, cough and flu medicine, Band-Aids, pain and allergy relief medicine, vitamins, children’s medicine and more. No ID is required.
NC MedAssist is a nonprofit pharmacy program that provides access to medication, patient support, advocacy and related services for uninsured North Carolina residents.
Triad Region Hosts Recovery Month Celebration: The Theory and Practice of Recovery
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare’s Triad Region will host a National Recovery Month event on September 26 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Cardinal Innovations Member Engagement Specialist Delton Russell will present “The Theory and Practice of Recovery” at the event. The presentation will cover recovery through understanding the causes of substance use disorder and how to engage in recovery through emotional wellness.
Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Celebration
The GreenTree Peer Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., will host a Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Celebration at 6 p.m. on September 29 in recognition of September as National Recovery Month.
The event feature a guest speaker who will speak about how recovery is possible. The event also will include dinner and dessert for $5 per plate.
Buddy Walk and Family Fun Festival
The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) will host its annual Buddy Walk and Family Fun Festival on September 30 at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, N.C.
Attendees will enjoy food, drinks, games, crafts, inflatables, the Riverwood Mobile Education Outreach Trailer with miniature horses, talent show, train rides, music and other activities.
The Buddy Walk is a short fun walk (once around the high school track) and is optional for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Registration before the event is $20 for ages 18 and older and $10 children ages 3 to 17. Registration at the event is $25 for ages 18 and older and $10 for children ages 3 to 17. A shirt is included with your registration fee.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Event
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare will host an awareness event recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month on September 30 in Lexington, N.C.
The presentation will cover the suicide risk factors, warning signs and identify mental health resources. Understanding the issues related to suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis and change the conversation around suicide.
No Limits II Halloween Dance
The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN) will host the No Limits II Halloween Fall Dance on October 1 at the Village Inn Conference Center in Clemmons, N.C. The free event will include food, friends, music and bingo.
Substance Use Prevention and the Road to Recovery
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare will host a presentation called “Substance Use Prevention and The Road to Recovery” in Chapel Hill, N.C., on October 12.
The event will feature speaker Kurtis Taylor, an Outreach Worker and Reentry Coordinator for Oxford Houses of NC, a nonprofit network of 235 self-help recovery homes statewide.
In addition to his work in outreach, Taylor also has served in various capacities to assist his community. He was the former chairman of the state Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) and as a liaison to the previous administration’s Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use.
Taylor is a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder since 2002. He uses his influence and platforms in the community to assist others in achieving the same success.
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