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July 7, 2021Like

On Becoming Trauma-Informed: It Takes a Village

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Healthcare and social service providers who aim to promote optimal health and wellness among the populations they serve cannot achieve their objectives unless they address the impact of traumatic life events (both past and recurring) on vulnerable individuals. The landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study offered compelling evidence of this (Menschner & Maul, 2016), and it is consistent with other research findings that suggest Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), the conditions in which we live,
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May 24, 20211

On the Retirement of a Dedicated Public Servant

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As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, we celebrate the career of a truly dedicated public servant to whom we are deeply indebted for years of tireless advocacy in service to Putnam County and its most vulnerable residents. Mr. Joseph (Joe) DeMarzo, Deputy Commissioner of Social Services, Mental Health, and Youth Bureau, is concluding a 30-year career in Human Services through which he has touched countless lives and forged enduring bonds with similarly
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February 11, 2021Like

Mental health care providers warn of telehealth’s limitations

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Feb. 10, 2021 – Telehealth services have helped New Yorkers access health services during the pandemic, but some health care advocates are concerned about its long-term shortcomings. Sebrina Barrett, Executive Director of the Association for Community Living, and Ashley Brody, CEO of Search for Change, Inc., weighed in on the issue.  
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January 8, 2021Like

The Loneliness Epidemic and its Consequences

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by Ashley Brody in the Winter 2021 issue of Behavioral Health News. https://behavioralhealthnews.org/the-loneliness-epidemic-and-its-consequences/
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October 7, 2020Like

Does Our Healthcare System Perpetuate an Epidemic?

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Read Ashley’s contribution to the Behavioral Health News Fall 2020 edition on page 19.  
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