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Staff Retreat 2023

Staff with #VCSB's Mental Health Skill-building Services (MHSS), Adult Mental Health Case Managers (AMHCM), #Peer Support Services (PSS) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) attended a retreat Friday, Oct. 27 with speakers from local law enforcement and court services.

Retreat participants wish to thank the presenters and the companies who provided food for lunch - Hershey Chocolate of Virginia, Jersey Mikes in Staunton and Mr. J's Bagels and Deli in Harrisonburg and St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Staunton for use of it's space.

Photo 2 (L-R): Vera Haley, retired magistrate, Lt. James Snyder, Augusta County Sheriff's Office, Judith Owens, magistrate with Virginia Supreme Court, Michelle Beverly, LPC, and David McCaskey, special justice with Virginia Supreme Court discuss the Emergency Court Order/Temporary Detention Order process.

Photo 3 (L-R): Kelly Walker, Blue Ridge Crisis Intervention Team (#BRCIT) instructor, Bob Tucker, LPC, and Sheriff Donald Smith, Augusta County answer questions from retreat participants after discussing how to bridge the gap between mental health professionals and law enforcement.

Photo 4 & 5: Attendees create personalized VCSB tie-dye shirts as part of the afternoon's #teambuilding activities.



Staff members of MHSS,  AMHCM, PSS and PSH gather for a group photo at their staff retreat.



2023 Out of Darkness Walk

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Valley CSB supports the efforts of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at its annual Walk in Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton. Team VCSB registered 44 walkers and raised $1,100.  

Some of the participants are pictured above. They are (top L-R): 

Flu Shots at VCSB

Genoa Health Care Pharmacist Kristin Hammer prepares Rich Hoopmann, VCSB emergency services clinician, for the 2022 flu vaccine. He took part in VCSB's flu clinic Thursday, Nov. 3. 

The flu season in Virginia is typically October through May each year. There have been over 1,000 infections in Virginia so far this season.

Flu vaccines are available to the public at local pharmacies, both stand-alone and in grocery stores, as well as through doctors' offices.


Staff Halloween Costume Parade 2022

VCSB Attends Pride Day in Staunton, 2022

Out of the Darkness Walk 2022

Team VCSB!

Visit from DBHDS Commissioner Nelson Smith, Sept. 2022


April Workshop

Reconnecting with our Consumers and Families, and Ethics of Self Care

The statewide Regional Coordinators for the Deaf from the Community Services Boards and the statewide Regional Counselors for the Deaf from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitation met in April for a three-day workshop focused on Reconnecting with our Consumers and Families and the Ethics of Self Care. 


The group is seen here with the panel that included parents, consumers and professionals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened or DeafBlind and the presenter, Dr. Chris Reid (top, at podium) who provided the Ethic's  workshop.  

Community Outreach

   Natalie Taylor-Bell and Michelle Beverly were honored to be part of Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church’s community outreach this week. There were approximately 20 individuals from their congregation in attendance to learn more about the wide-range of services and care VCSB provides to community members in the Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta and Highland County areas.    

   This was a great opportunity to build community connections, continue to educate our community about treatment options, increase awareness and work toward de-stigmatizing mental health and substance use in our community.

   Thanks to Erin Botkin in Prevention Services, Kathy Curry, & the JEDI committee for providing swag and information for this event!

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