Archive for April 2013

President/CEO completes Mental Health First Aid training

Newton, Kan. – Jessie Kaye, Prairie View’s president and CEO, recently completed a five-day interactive training session with presentation and exam to become a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. As an instructor, Kaye is now available to teach the 12-hour or two-day course in the community to certify individuals in Mental Health First Aid.…

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Four Prairie View employees named Justina D. Neufeld Scholarship recipients

Newton, Kan. – Jack Forck, Nicole Stevenson, Deborah Robinson and Caley Ortman are this year’s recipients of Prairie View’s Justina D. Neufeld Scholarship. Forck is currently employed as recovery support staff at Prairie View’s AddictionsTreatmentCenter. “I am a constant support and confidant [to our patients],” said Forck. “I am working to establish a rapport with…

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Stevenson appointed to statewide play therapy board

Newton, Kan. – Plato said, “Watch a man at play for an hour and you can learn more about him than in talking to him for a year.” For Nicole Stevenson, a licensed specialist clinical social worker and play therapist at Prairie View’s McPherson office, this statement speaks truth. Stevenson has been appointed to the…

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Caregiver services expanding in McPherson County

Newton, Kan. – Prairie View is excited to announce the expansion of their Caregiver Services in McPherson County. It will now include caregiver counseling at no charge for the following categories: Grandparents who are caring for children 18 or younger; Caregivers of persons with a Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability (MRDD); Caregivers of individuals with…

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Free pet adoption program helps older adults

Newton, Kan. – Organizers of a pilot program helping older adults adopt and care for pets are ready for it to grow and expand so more people can enjoy its benefits. The Older Adult Pet Adoption Program (OAPA) has already helped six Harvey County households call a dog or a cat a part of their…

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Wilson joins Prairie View clinical staff

Newton, Kan. – A desire to continue working toward her personal mission statement – “to promote home, school and public environments which encourage children to develop into happy, healthy and productive members of our community” – led Patricia Wilson, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, to join Prairie View’s staff. She comes to Prairie View with 26…

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