In July, 2018 Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon was able to track down valuable information for a family involved in college search. There is a Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon Program for Colleges and significant cost savings are possible if families qualify for this program. This article discusses the program and the military family was appreciative that PBYR was able to promptly respond and help: https://www.military.com/education/gi-bill/the-yellow-ribbon-program-explained.html
The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help students avoid up to 100% of their tuition.
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Military OneSource Webinars (Interactive Webinars)
Have a Healthier Summer
Summer is almost here! This can mean lots of BBQs, vacations, and plenty of sun. Join us for a webinar presentation to learn tips to stay healthy and safe during the summer months.
June 14th 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm | June 20th 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Link: https://connect.militaryonesourceconnect.org/iwebs/ (link for both event dates)
Presenter: Liz Gray and Alyson Lilley
PTSD Care and Support: Real Warriors Campaign Resources
Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop after experiencing, witnessing or learning the details of a traumatic event. Join this webinar to learn about the care and support available to those suffering with PTSD.
June 21st 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Presenter: Air Force TSgt Bradley Blair
Michael J. Meier | Minnesota Military OneSource State Consultant
firstname.lastname@example.org | Office: 612-751-4290
Visit www.militaryonesource.mil or call: 800-342-9647
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Get more information and register at http://bit.ly/empoweringvets
Who: Open to the public
What: Dr. Stevan Hobfoll (Speaker)
Where: College of St. Scholastica Science Center Auditorium
When: May 3rd at 6 pm (time may change slightly)
POC: Jeff Pearson at Jpearson3@css.edu or 218-723-5944
**Synopsis of lecture:
Dr. Hobfoll will speak regarding the background of human stress response as well as PTS. He will highlight his research and treatment successes of PTS among the veteran population, as well as how combat, experience and social factors affect PTS among US and Isreali Defense Forces veterans.
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Attached is a flyer for a Youth Mental Health First Aid class that we are offering on May 11th at the North Memorial Health Specialty Center located at 3435 West Broadway Ave in Robbinsdale. This class is free, but space is limited – register early! To register for this class, please visit northmemorial.com/events.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Class Flyer FINAL_May 11
Maple Grove Hospital and North Memorial Health are partnering with
the Minnesota Department of Health to offer this Youth Mental Health
First Aid class in our community.
As of April 1, Crisis Text Line is offering Text-based suicide prevention services across Minnesota. People who text MN to 741741 will be connected with a counselor who will help defuse the crisis and connect the texter to local resources. Crisis Text Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Now we need your help in getting the word out!
Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, with the eighth grade class from Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy visiting our nation’s capitol, and each year I take some special memories back with me. This fall’s trip was especially memorable.
On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima memorial. This memorial is the largest bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the most famous photographs in history — that of the six brave soldiers raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, during WW II.
Over one hundred students and chaperones piled off the buses and headed toward the memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the statue, and as I got closer he asked, ‘Where are you guys from?’ Continue reading
Below please find a blurb on an informational meeting for Lutheran Social Services Therapeutic Foster Care, and the link to Youth Services Network, ysnmn. Ysnmn is the mobile app for finding homeless services.
Lutheran Social Services Therapeutic Foster Care is hosting a group information meeting on their program on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30pm at the Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. The registration link is below.
LSS Therapeutic Foster Care booklet.pdf
Please let me know if you have any questions, updates or changes. Thank you!
As you may have heard we will be offering an ACEs Train the Trainer program.
This is a two day, comprehensive training program. The intent of the program is that, upon completion of the training, you will train others in our community to be trauma informed. If you are interested in attending please see below:
- April 26 & 27, 9:30-4:30
- Agenda reads 9:00-5:00 – Facilitator is planning for 9:30-4:30.
- Highland Park Reserve, Bloomington.
- Lunch and snacks provided.
April 2018 Participant Agenda.pdf
· Candidate Agreement form:
- Please read through this, if you are still interested, fill it out then fill out the Participant Application form.
ACE Interface Presenter Candidate Agreement.pdf
2018 Presenter Application.pdf
· Participant Application:
- Please return application and candidate agreement form to me as soon as possible.
- We will begin reviewing right away, deadline for submission is March 23, 2018.
- I will let people know by March 28.
- We have 6 slots available.
- 4 collaboratives are participating in the training. 30 people total.
· Facilitator Bios – attached for your reference
April 2018 Training Facilitator Bios.pdf.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Looking forward to hearing from you –
January Topic: BUILDING CAPACITY IN 2018—WHEN DO WE ACT?
As a leader in your community or organization, please join us for an important discussion to move the Mental Well-Being Learning Community to the next level in 2018. In 2017 we learned about 7 different initiatives happening in Minnesota to build mental well-being and resilience. Let’s talk about what’s next!
- REFLECT– on lessons learned from 2017
- LEARN– about local community actions prompted by the learning community
- KNOW– about upcoming state and local opportunities
- PLAN– direction and next steps for the learning community and your community.
Your contribution is important to create a more powerful Learning Community in 2018.
Tuesday, January 30th 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register to Participate (NEW LINK!)
Sites? The link to Registration includes a list of sites near you.
No Site Address? We will update site addresses as identified. Hosts will also email participants before the event.
No Site Near You? Email email@example.com to confirm if one is currently available or to become a host.
Other Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
myHealth will be facilitating a training course on LGBTQA Inclusive Education Practices for woman-identified educators. Please feel free to attend in Hopkins on January 9th and pass this information along.
See attached flyer!
Delta Kappa Gamma flyer Jan. 2018.pdf