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Archive for November 2018

Staying Positive in Difficult Times

We all struggle from time to time with the curve balls life can throw at us. We may encounter financial, physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental health hardships at any stage of life. First, it is important to remember that stress is cumulative. Yes, we may become overwhelmed with one major or traumatic stressor, but it…

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Kansas Health Foundation Grant To Foster Collaboration, Strengthen Relationship Between Prairie View and Harvey County Law Enforcement

Newton, Kan. (November 27, 2018) –A $25,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation will partially fund a collaborative community mental health project in Harvey County, led by Prairie View. Harvey County law enforcement report that up to 35 percent of their community interactions are behavioral health related, and that there is a need for training…

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Prairie View to Receive Grant to Assist Students in Local Communities

Newton, Kan. (November 20, 2018) – A psychosocial group led by Prairie View mental health professionals at McPherson USD 418 for students not currently Prairie View clients yet needing mental health support is the inspiration behind a new pilot program in Harvey and Marion counties that will be funded thanks to a $5,000 grant from…

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Weighted Blankets, Pressure Vests Project Funded by Women’s Community Foundation

Newton, Kan. (November 9, 2018) – Prairie View is pleased to announce that it has received a $750 grant from the Women’s Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation. The organization will use the funds for the purchasing of weighted blankets and pressure vests for children, adolescents and individuals receiving crisis and inpatient services.…

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Prairie View Internship Program Expands

Newton, Kan. (November 7, 2018) – Prairie View will expand its internship program this upcoming year. Previously known for a wide variety of clinical therapy and undergrad nursing internships, the expanded program will allow more opportunities for undergraduate students in the social sciences/business (healthcare) field to gain practicum experience with different internship varieties and options.…

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Pepitas!

Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, are a great source of beneficial nutrients. So whether you are baking those pumpkins for pies or carving them into Jack-o-lanterns, save the seeds. With little effort, you can create a healthy snack that’s also inexpensive. Pumpkin seeds are rich in omega-3 fats and protein. They also contain manganese, tryptophan, calcium,…

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Barocio Named Justina D. Neufeld Scholarship Recipient

NEWTON, Kan. (November 5, 2018) – Juan “Manny” Barocio is this year’s recipient of Prairie View’s Justina D. Neufeld Scholarship. Barocio, a community case manager, received $500 to further his education. He joined Prairie View in January 2010 as a community case manager working with children and adolescents. In 2011, he was promoted to the…

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A Bottle of Tears

This past week seemed, to me, such a sad time.  A pastoral friend died after a series of strokes. There was the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The political rhetoric is heated, often violent, angry and fearful. How can my heart take all this sadness? November 1 was All Saints…

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