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Lived Experience: Suicide Prevention Awareness

By Hunter Robbins Suicide Prevention Coordinator Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services September is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. This is a time to highlight the work being done to prevent suicide, spread awareness about helpful initiatives, and share resources within our communities. It is also a time to remember the importance […]

Combating Social Isolation in Children During COVID-19

By Tamra Williams, Ph.D. Deputy Chief Clinical Officer—Children’s Services Community Behavioral Health Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services For children, one of the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a decrease in opportunities to interact with their peers in traditional and important ways. Restrictions on face-to-face interactions with peers and playmates […]

Camp Program Benefits Kids with Behavioral Disabilities

Hannah Anolik, DBHIDS Summer 2019 Intern Between the ages of 7 and 11, I “lived 10 months for two” – meaning I was obsessed with summer camp. I lived the other 10 months of the year just for those two months at camp. Seeing my summertime best friends every day and having (what we thought […]

‘I AM …’: Speaker works to empower Philly preteens, July 2019

Donovan Forrest, DBHIDS Summer 2019 Intern Young Philadelphia boys and girls screamed their positive messages about themselves for all to hear when Donovan Forrest brought his message to them this month at Ace Camp in West Philadelphia. Ace Camp participates with the Madeline Moore Summer Camp Grant program offered by DBHIDS. Forrest, executive director of […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2018

Ava Ashley, Manager, DBHIDS Trauma Unit Cabrini University held its 8th annual Domestic Violence symposium that year and the theme was “Trauma and Trafficking”. This annual symposium is sponsored by the Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education, whose purpose is to promote social change through professional development, training, […]