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Archive for August 2014

Boy Scouts volunteer on Prairie View trail

NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 27, 2014) – A total of 15 scouts, leaders and parents were on Prairie View’s Newton campus Saturday morning to complete a project on improving the walking trail. According to Boy Scout Jonah Wagner, 17, their work will make it easier for Prairie View patients and staff to walk around campus, keep…

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Psychiatrist retires after 49 years at Prairie View

NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 21, 2014) – Soft-spoken psychiatrist Vernon L. Kliewer, M.D., saw patients at Prairie View through 49 of its 60 years. With his retirement earlier this summer, he takes with him pieces of Prairie View’s history — not only memories of patients, staff and buildings, but also nearly a half century of changes…

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Harvey County Caregiver Support Group meets Sept. 11

NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 25, 2014) – Attorney Marilyn Wilder from the Newton law firm Adrian and Pankratz will speak at the September meeting of the Harvey County Caregiver Support Group. Wilder will present information and respond to questions about legal issues related to aging. The group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept.…

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Butler County Caregiver Support Group meets Sept. 3

NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 25, 2014) – The Butler County Caregiver Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Andover Court, 721 W. 21st St., Andover, Kansas. Joan Brubacher, a licensed specialist clinical social worker with Prairie View, will lead discussion on “The Impact of Caregiver Stress.” To allow caregivers the…

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Sedgwick County Caregiver Support Group meets Sept. 2

NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 25, 2014) – “Coping Skills” is the theme for the August meeting of the Sedgwick County Caregiver Support Group. Led by Sharie Quattlebaum, a licensed specialist clinical social worker with Prairie View, the support group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Prairie View’s Legacy Park office, 9333 E.…

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Female & First Time College Student? Protect Yourself from Sexual Assault

By guest blogger Gail Unruh-Revel, a licensed specialist clinical social worker and the director of Prairie View’s Center for Sexual Health One in five female college students are sexually assaulted and most often in their freshman or sophomore year.  According to the White House Task Force, 75-80% of the time she knows her attacker. Take…

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Child Therapist Offers Tips for Parents of School-age Children

By Lois Neace, a Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist, Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist–Supervisor at Prairie View’s east Wichita office. NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 15, 2014) – Are you a parent of a school-age child? How can you help your child be successful in school? Here are some tips parents and caregivers should…

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The Stigma of Suicide and How to Help Those Suffering from Depression

by Andrea C. Reed, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Therapist at Prairie View, Inc. NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 11, 2014) — Suffering in silence … a poetic notion but a tragic reality for too many. For people who attempt or complete suicide — who suffer such hopelessness and despair — the decision to take their lives seems rational. Often the…

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Marriage and family, addictions therapist joins Prairie View

NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 11, 2014) – Prairie View, Inc., welcomes therapist Anecea Stambaugh to its McPherson office. She is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist and a licensed addictions counselor. Her employment began July 28. Stambaugh is providing individual, family, couples and group therapy for all ages. She joins more than 25 other therapists…

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Chaplain ministers to Addictions Treatment Center patients

By Karen K. Andres, chaplain NEWTON, Kan. (Aug. 7, 2014) — Her addiction to painkillers had brought “Tammy” (not her real name) to this place in the chapel. Here others surrounded her. They too knew their own addictions, had their own stories and their own hopes for healing at Prairie View’s Addictions Treatment Center. As…

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