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Prairie View Celebrates 65 Years with Dinner, Global Mental Health Advocate

Newton, Kan. (January 29, 2019) – “Prairie View Hospital at Newton, Kansas is the newest mental hospital facility and the third of the MCC,” begins a description of Prairie View in the July 1954 issue of Mennonite Life. Sixty-five years later, Prairie View is celebrating a milestone in ministry by inviting the public to hear…

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Fransen Family Foundation grant to connect Prairie View, clergy

Newton, Kan. (February 13, 2019) – Prairie View is the recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Fransen Family Foundation. The funds will be used to expand the chaplaincy program to enhance and strengthen the partnership with the Mennonite Church. “The vision of Prairie View is to be the intersection between pastors, denominational offices and…

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Griffith Joins Prairie View-McPherson Clinical Staff

NEWTON, Kan. (February 11, 2019) – Prairie View welcomes Jessica C. Griffith, LMSW, to its clinical staff. Griffith is a licensed master social worker and provides individual and family outpatient therapy to individuals 11 years of age and older at Prairie View’s McPherson office, located at 1102 Hospital Drive. “Seeking peaceful and ethical work has…

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Early intervention key to collaborative project funded by the Hillsboro Community Foundation

Newton, Kan. (February 11, 2019) – Prairie View is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation-Hillsboro Fund funded through the Hillsboro Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation. In partnership with the Hillsboro Police Department, Prairie View will work on incorporating mental health advocacy and awareness…

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Prairie View To Offer DBT Skills Training Group in West Wichita

Newton, Kan. (February 4, 2019) – A weekly Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group will begin Wednesday, March 13, at Prairie View’s west Wichita office, located at 7570 W. 21st Street North, Suite 1026-D. The group will be facilitated by Krista Rumback, LMLP, LCP, and Molly Sapp, LSCSW. It will include three modules that…

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Artists invited to participate in “A Beautiful View” exhibit

NEWTON, Kan. (January 21, 2019) – Prairie View invites visual artists to submit original work for its fine art fundraiser and exhibition titled “A Beautiful View,” set for June 6. Deadline for all pieces (through digital submission) is April 1. Accepted works will be due May 10. The event will be held from 6:30 to…

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Sapp Transitions to Prairie View West Wichita Office

NEWTON, Kan. (December 27, 2018) – Molly Sapp, LSCSW, has transitioned to Prairie View’s West Wichita office. She most recently served as lead inpatient social worker at Prairie View’s inpatient hospital. She is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker, and provides therapy to adults 18 years of age and older. Some of her treatment specialties…

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Lang Joins PV Staff as Nurse Practitioner

NEWTON, Kan. (December 19, 2018) – Kristal Lang, APRN, PMHNP-BC, joins the Prairie View staff. Lang, a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified, serves as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She provides psychiatric assessment and medication management to children, adolescents and adults ages 6 to 65 at Prairie View’s Newton campus, located at 1901…

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Sommer Joins Prairie View Clinical Staff

NEWTON, Kan. (December 12, 2018) – Prairie View Inc., welcomes James Sommer, LCP, to its clinical staff. Sommer is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and will provide testing services and therapy for children and adolescents in Prairie View’s East Wichita office, located at 9333 East 21st Street North. He earned a Master of Science degree in…

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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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