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PBYR - We're Ready to Help copy 1In 2015 PBYR received IRS certification as a non-profit 501c3 corporation in Minnesota.

Please be assured that PBYR is totally operated by unpaid board directors, board officers and volunteers. PBYR partners include the City of Plymouth, Heinzen-Ditter VFW, Plymouth Lions, Plymouth Home Depot, Plymouth Holiday Station, and Prudential. All donations to PBYR are tax deductible. Please consider PBYR in your charitable giving and estate planning.

All donations should be made out to: Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon c/o Heinzen –Ditter VFW, 19020 Hamel Rd, Plymouth, MN 55446

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

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MACMH Fall 2017 Training Series

Healing from Within: Trauma-Informed Mind-Body Practices for Health and Well-Being

Wednesday, October 25 – 9 AM to 12 PM – Maple Grove, MN

Using existing knowledge of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and mental health diagnoses, participants will experience and explore the power of mind-body interventions for self-regulation, focus, community connection and overall well-being…

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3 CEHs | $89

Register 1 month before each workshop to receive our 15% early-bird discount.
Save 10% when you or your organization registers for 5+ workshops.
Call 651-644-7333 for the coupon codes.

 

Effective Intervention with Anxious Youth using CBT, Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Techniques

Monday, October 30 – 9 AM to 12 PM – St. Paul, MN

This session will review crucial components of cognitive-behavioral intervention for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Participants will learn about the most effective cognitive modification techniques…

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3 CEHs | $89

Register 1 month before each workshop to receive our 15% early-bird discount.
Save 10% when you or your organization registers for 5+ workshops.
Call 651-644-7333 for the coupon codes.

 

The Psychology of Scarcity: The Impact of “Not Enough” on Health and Well-Being

Monday, November 6 – 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Maple Grove, MN

Scarcity, a concept in behavioral economics, has been demonstrated to impact thinking and decision-making. This workshop will explore research surrounding scarcity and apply it to working with parents and children…

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3 CEHs | $89

Register 1 month before each workshop to receive our 15% early-bird discount.
Save 10% when you or your organization registers for 5+ workshops.
Call 651-644-7333 for the coupon codes.

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Supporting Students in Distress Workshop

Supporting Students in Distress Workshop

Many students who have experienced significant stress need adults to remain reflective and attend to what is underneath their challenging behavior. Geared toward helping professionals, teachers, caregivers and parents, this presentation will increase attendees’ ability to recognize how and where a child is struggling, name the experience, and use concise language to join the child in distress. The workshop will pay particular attention to the concept of joining, a state of mind caring adults possess when they are attending to the needs of children by talking and acting for the benefit of the child. This intentional relationship allows adults to join in the child’s perspective and make sense of his or her experiences. Using reflection and language as tools, workshop participants will learn how to create helpful spaces for problem solving rather than power struggles.

Lauren Nietz, LICSW, Consultant, Outpatient Therapist – Washburn Center for Children

 

Monday, November 13

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church 

3450 Irving Avenue South

Maple Grove, MN 55408

 

3 CEHs | $89 but $75.65 if you register by October 13

The Salvation Army Christmas Toy Assistance Program

The Salvation Army Christmas Toy Assistance Program


What: the Salvation Army Toy Assistance Program

When: Online sign up begins November 8, 2017Closing December 1, 2017 There are limited spaces available

How: Go to www.SalvationArmyNorth.org/toyshop
If you have difficulty registering online, you may call 651-746-3595.

Please see attached PDF for more information.

2017 The Salvation Army Christmas Toy assistance program.pdf

Hamel VFW Halloween Costume Dance

The Hamel VFW is hosting a Halloween Dinner & Costume Dance on Saturday, October 21st from 5-11:00 pm. Food from 5-8 and music from 7-10:30. Prizes will be given to the three best costumes. The 1st place prize is a $1,200.00 “Limousine Bus Night”. The bus holds 22 people. Call for reservations if you have a large party.

A portion of the proceeds is going to Plymouth Beyond The Yellow Ribbon. The VFW will make a second donation to a Plymouth City school. A teacher has received permission to put the American Flags back in the class room and asked for the VFW’s assistance.

DAV Donor Connect

The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota has established the Donor Connect Program to connect veterans and their families in need of used durable medical equipment with medical equipment donors. The goal of the program is to build better lives for all Minnesota veterans and/or family members.

I had a wonderful conversation yesterday with a representative from the American Red Cross who mistakenly had been telling people the Donor Connect Program accepted hospital beds. Just as a gentle reminder due to sanitary reasons Donor Connect is unable to accept hospital beds, commodes and personal care items as donations. I am always happy to give references for these types of items however! Yesterday I also was in contact with a Home Health Aid Training Center in Minneapolis who may be looking for a few electric hospital beds and other items for training of their staff. If you know of organizations in your area that are in need of personal care items (unopened adult incontinence items, diabetic supplies, liquid nutrition supplies etc.) please let me know so I can follow-up with them to see if I can use them as sources for people calling with them for donations.

I have received a number of responses from my requests for scooter batteries and have decided to hold off on requesting them at this point until I am able to track how many possible donations would require a new battery.

If you know of anyone who may benefit from the information in this email or donation list please feel free to share it or my contact information with them.

Donor Connect Updated weekly listing 9.26.17

 

Stephanie Zeimetz

St. Cloud VA HSC

Donor Connect

(320)828-6761

stephanie@davmn.org

http://www.davmn.org

Parenting with a Good Heart (Online Course)

We’re excited to announce that a new course about overindulgence is now available: Parenting with a Good Heart Online Course.

Join author and researcher Jean Illsley Clarke, parent educator Lisa Krause, and a multidisciplinary team of University of Minnesota Extension educators in an exploration of overindulgence and how you can avoid it with children.

Overindulgence is giving a child too much of anything — money, space, time, energy, or attention — that can delay their development. Parents and caregivers overindulge children from a “good heart,” but it doesn’t help children or families in the long run. Parents can learn to wrap their good hearts with the strengths it takes to resist overindulging. Then they can teach their children how to be accountable and responsible for themselves and toward others.

Learn more about what this course covers, and see if it could be helpful for those you work with: https://z.umn.edu/goodheart

Parenting with a Good Heart Course_09.15.2017 .pdf

Anita M. Harris Hering

Extension Educator Military Families, Assistant Extension Professor
University of Minnesota Extension – Center for Family Development

Regional Office, St. Cloud
3601  18th Street South
Suite #113
St. Cloud, MN  56301

Office:   320-203-6050              Email:      aharris@umn.edu
Direct:    320-203-6106              SKYPE:    harris.anita
Cell:        320-266-3649             Website: www.extension.umn.edu/family

Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference

Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference

See the attachments regarding ANOTHER one of our facilitators, Brian Fredrickson, and then hop on over to  https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/2017virtualconference/ for other topics covered, schedule of events and registration.

The MFLN Virtual Conference is a free four-day virtual learning and networking experience for professionals working with military service members and their families.  Join us for all 4 days, or come whenever your schedule permits.

If you have any questions regarding our Virtual Conference, please connect with me.

Anita M. Harris Hering

Extension Educator Military Families, Assistant Extension Professor

University of Minnesota Extension – Center for Family Development

Regional Office, St. Cloud

3601  18th Street South

Suite #113

St. Cloud, MN  56301

Office:   320-203-6050              Email:      aharris@umn.edu

Direct:    320-203-6106              SKYPE:    harris.anita

Cell:        320-266-3649             Website:  www.extension.umn.edu/family

 

 

PBYR Assists a Deployed Service Member with a Move to a new Home

PBYR Assists a Deployed Service Member with a Move to a new Home

In September,  2017 a service member from Plymouth was deployed  right before the family’s scheduled  move to a new home.  PBYR was contacted and paid for support from a local moving company to assist the service member’s wife and 2 young children with the move.  All went well and we wish them health and happiness in their new home!!

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP

PBYR Board Chair

Contract Positions – Citizen Soldier for Life

Patriot Enterprises is hiring Citizen Soldier For Life (CSFL) Career Readiness Counselors. These positions are full-time contract positions within Central MN, the Metro and Southern MN. The work locations include:  Camp Ripley, Rosemount, and Mankato

What:  Citizen Soldier for Life is a program that focuses is on new recruits and service members who need employment/financial services. The CSFL Career Readiness Counselors will support the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) for both the Army and the Air National Guard.

These Employment counselors/case manager roles will focus on case management of employment assistance and financial education.  The focus is on new recruits and service members who need employment/financial services. Counselors will work with and connect with Department of Labor (DoL) representatives, DoL American Job Centers (AJC’s), and state ESGR members to provide a 360 degree look/review of service and family member requirements/needs, while eliminating duplication of effort. The program familiarize’s service members and their families with the skills necessary for a fulfilling civilian career. It also teaches them how to manage their wages to reduce unemployment, underemployment and improve the financial literacy of the force. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or 3 years of relevant experience as a Career Readiness Counselor.

Prior military is preferred but not required.

When:  OCT 2017
Pay range: average salary: $17.50 an hour

How:   If interested, please submit your application for the CSFL Career Readiness Counselor at http://csflcareers.com/

Annette Brechon Kuyper
Director of Military Outreach
Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155-2004
O: 651.282.4002
C: 651.955.3108

NAMI MN Mental Health Training Opportunities

NAMI MN mental health training flyers

 

Question, Persuade, Refer 9.26.2017.pdf

Children’s Challenging Behaviors 10.14.2017.pdf

Special Education-Helping Students Succeed 10.24.2017.pdf

safeTALK 11.14.2017.pdf

sychosis (For Professionals) 11.15.2017.pdf

Mental Health Crisis Planning 12.05.2017.pdf

Transitions 2.6.2018.pdf

Understanding Early Episode Psychosis 3.13.2018.pdf

 

Thanking you, in advance.

Melodie

Melodie Hanson, Program Director
Robbinsdale Area Redesign
3730 Toledo Avenue N.
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
melodie_hanson@rdale.org
www.HelpingUsGrow.org
763-504-4981
763-504-4985 (Fax)
763-291-8413 (cell)

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW OFFICE LOCATION (LISTED ABOVE) — EFFECTIVE 6/28/2017

The 5th Annual VA Mental Health Summit

The 5th Annual VA Mental Health Summit is quickly approaching!  Please join us on Friday, September 22 at the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building for this FREE conference, with a focus on mental health among the veteran and military populations, access to care, and excellent VA and community resources.

We have two keynote speakers, a panel discussion on veteran employment, and break-out sessions on related topics.  Please see the attached program with more detailed information and descriptions for each of our speakers.

Please register early, as space is limited!  You can register by opening the flyer, and clicking on the link at the very bottom to be directed to the Event Brite site, or use the link listed below, in this email.

Mental Health Summit program-2017.pdf

VA Mental Health Summit 2(002).pdf

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you so much!

Amy

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-va-mental-health-summit-tickets-36275654459?aff=VAMentalHealthSummit


Amy Wood, MSW, LICSW
Local Recovery Coordinator
Peer Support Supervisor
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Minneapolis VA Health Care System (MVAHCS)
1 Veterans Dr (116A), Minneapolis, MN 55417 amy.wood1@va.gov<mailto:amy.wood1@va.gov>
Office:  612-629-7614
VA iPhone:  612-396-9223

Military Families Learning Network – FREE Virtual Conference

Military Families Learning Network – FREE Virtual Conference

 

The MFLN Virtual Conference is a free four-day virtual learning and networking experience for professionals working with military service members and their families.  Join us for all 4 days, or come whenever your schedule permits.

See the picture below regarding one of our facilitators, Trisha Wohlfeil, and then hop on over to  https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/2017virtualconference/ for 

  • Topics
  • Schedule of Events
  • Registration information

Hope to see you there!

Anita M. Harris Hering
Extension Educator Military Families, Assistant Extension Professor
University of Minnesota Extension – Center for Family Development
Regional Office, St. Cloud
3601  18th Street South
Suite #113
St. Cloud, MN  56301

 

Office:   320-203-6050              Email:      aharris@umn.edu
Direct:    320-203-6106              SKYPE:    harris.anita
Cell:        320-266-3649             Website:  www.extension.umn.edu/family

PBYR Representation at The MN State Fair

Kudos to Eric and Krismar Waage for their efforts to represent PBYR at the MN State Fair in August 2017.  We are lucky to have them in our network!!

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP

PBYR Board Chair

Annette writes,

….Thank you for sending such wonderful volunteers from your network!

Annette Brechon Kuyper

Director of Military Outreach

Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

20 West 12th Street

Saint Paul, MN 55155-2004

O: 651.282.4002

C: 651.955.3108

HHC Family Day Picnic – September 17, 2017

Hello my fellow Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Communities: I have an opportunity to serve our Service Members on 17 September 2017. The attached flyer has all the information for the event and is a great time to directly interface with our service members and their families. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Chaska has participated in these over the past few years and they are a lot of fun and the families really appreciate the help.

The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Chaska will be helping by cooking and serving of the food for the military families. We are also going to make a cash donation to the unit to help defray some of the costs of the event.

If you are interested in your community or network getting involved please let me know and I’ll forward you the POC information. I hope that all local Communities and networks are able to help and support this event and I look forward to seeing you there.

HHC Family Day Flyer.PDF.

Respectfully,

  • Mark Muhlenkort
  • mark.muhlenkort@gmail.com
  • mmuhlenkort2000@yahoo.com
  • 612-310-8356
  • Proud member of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Chaska

Complimentary 2017 Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Bargain Books

Complimentary 2017 Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Bargain Books

JFHQ has received complimentary 2017 Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Bargain books from BTYR / Minnesota State Fair.

Books can be picked up at the Veterans Service Building (20 West 12th Street in St. Paul) in my work area on the 4th floor.

NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS will be accepted to reserve books, first come-first served.  If you are outside of the metro area, contact someone you know in the area to pick up booklet for you.

Diane M. Buszta
Executive Administrative Assistant to
MG Neal G. Loidolt, Deputy Adjutant General
BG Johanna Clyborne, Assistant Adjutant General
COL Brian Melton, Joint Chief of Staff Minnesota Department Military Affairs
20 – 12th Street West
Veterans Service Building
Saint Paul, MN 55155
(651) 268.8925
diane.m.buszta.nfg@mail.mil