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Collaboration Council’s ACE Academy Hiring Site Coordinators

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families August 2017 The ACE Academy 21st Century Community Learning Center program based in Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Maryland, is seeking an experienced Site Coordinator to supervise a comprehensive after school program for children in grades 1 through 5. For complete details and how to submit your cover letter and resume foe each location please click on the following links: Site Coordinator Takoma Park  Site Coordinator Silver Spring  You must send a separate email for each location.  Please note in subject line Site Coordinator: Silver Spring or Site Coordinator: Takoma Park. Positions open until filled.

Collaboration Council’s ACE Academy Hiring Reading Instructors

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families August 2017 The ACE Academy 21st Century Community Learning Center program based in two locations: Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Maryland, is seeking experienced reading instructors to conduct a comprehensive reading program for children in grades 1 through 5.  The ACE Academy program operates 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday, from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. For complete details and how to submit your cover letter and resume please click on the following link: Reading Instructor Job Description Position open until filled.

Intake Manager Position Available for Collaboration Council’s Systems of Care

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families August 2017 The Collaboration Council is currently recruiting for a Full Time Intake Manager for Bridges to the Future.  The Intake Manager is an essential position in the expansion of the System of Care for transitional age youth in Montgomery County, Maryland. Bridges to the Future…is designed to reach and engage transitional age youth (ages 16-21) with mental health needs who are disconnected or at risk of being disconnected from school or work.  For complete job description and how to submit your cover letter including salary requirements and resume click on the following link: Intake Manager Job Description Position open until filled.

Free Weekend Retreat for Former Caregivers

Hospice Caring, Inc is delighted to announce  A special, no cost program for family/friend primary caregivers whose loved one has died within the past 2 years. 

Friday, October 27 at 4 pm – Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm

Rockwood Manor Retreat Center, Potomac, MD

See the attached flyer for more information. Space is limited! Registration is required. To register, contact Anne Baker, Director of Adult Bereavement Services at anneb@hospicecaring.org or 301-990-0854

International Overdose Awareness Day Thursday, August 31, 2017

 

In response to International Overdose Awareness Day, Montgomery County invites you to:

2nd Annual Ceremony of Remembrance

Thursday, August 31, 2017
7:00 pm
Come early for the Resource Fair at 5:30 pm
Justice Plaza
Montgomery County Circuit Court Rockville, MD

  If you need more information AND/OR you would like to have your loved one remembered in a memorial video, please send – by August 24 – up to 10 pictures, with their name, date of birth and date of death to rememberingourlovedones2017@gmail.com. For more information, view this flyer.

This event is hosted by S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss) families of Montgomery County in partnership with the Montgomery County Government and the Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court

Maryland Treatment Locator Directory

The State of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Behavioral Health Administration has provided the Maryland Certified Treatment Directory.  This directory lists of all state certified substance abuse treatment programs in Maryland. If you need further assistance locating treatment call 410-402-8600. In addition to location, you can also search by Provider Name, Level of Care and Special Populations


For Example you can search Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs, including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), that combine behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. For local programs,search infoMONTGOMERY, or visit the Statewide site for programs outside our county.

Consumer Guide: Behavioral Health Insurance

The Maryland Insurance Administration has published a Consumer Guide to Understanding Health Insurance coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders This guide provides useful information on:
  • Tips for Selecting a Health Plan
  • Key Insurance Terms
  • How to Obtain Pre-Authorization
  • Knowing your Rights
  • How to file complaints and contact the Advocacy Unit
If you have insurance, you can visit the Psychology Today website to search for mental health professionals in a number of ways.  Search by support issues, type of therapist, language spoken, location and insurance support.   For example, these Montgomery County therapists accept Medicaid.

Project Director, Systems of Care


Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families
May 2017

Project Director, Full Time Position Available

The Project Director has overall responsibility for the implementation and management of “Bridges to the Future,” a SAMHSA- funded System of Care Grant to the Montgomery County Department of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services and the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. This grant will further develop the system of care to include comprehensive and integrated services for transitional-age youth and young adults ages 16-21 with serious mental health challenges and who are disconnected from school or employment. For complete position description, job responsibilities and how to submit your cover letter and resume please click here.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

According to statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, 20% of youth ages 13-18 live a with mental health condition, and 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% begin by age 24. In Montgomery County residents with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse diagnoses can receive the help they need through these and other programs:

Parent Talk Kit: Tips for Talking and What to Say to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The Prevention Coalition has put together drug use and abuse prevention resource for parents, teachers, counselors and other concerned adults.  They’ve put together articles that were designed to help educate parents and other caregivers  on teen drug use and abuse and help parents & guardians prevent drug use & abuse in their children.  See their website for these and other articles:  
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