Kathy Parker, Director of Business Development, presented at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Hampton/Newport News monthly open meeting held June 10. NAMI Hampton/Newport News, led by Mozelle E. Steward, President, is an affiliate of NAMI Virginia. NAMI works in the local communities to raise awareness and provide advocacy, and essential education and support group programs. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services. Newport News Behavioral Health Center is a sponsor of the NAMIWalks awareness and fundraising event.
March 21, 2019
Vickie Madison was one of nine women honored within the South Hampton Roads’ community, recognized as a trailblazer within her profession. Vickie serves as a College and Career Counselor at Newport News Behavioral Health Center. “Her position represents a collaborative partnership with federal programs in Newport News Public Schools, as part of a Title 1 Grant,” according to Michael Rogers, director of education. “She has counseled youth on college and career opportunities, working primarily with ages 16 and older; but has individually met with younger youth as part of meeting IEP requirements for transition planning.”
Vickie holds a Master’s degree in Community/Clinical Psychology. She is also a General District Court Mediator. Vickie is the Founder and Executive Director of Excellence Girls Club, Inc., an organization that helps girls capitalize on their academic and leadership potential while promoting advocacy and social justice.
March 20, 2019
Newport News Behavioral Health Center participated in the Joint Services Exceptional Family Member Program Forum and Resource Fair, held March 20 at the Denbigh Community Center. Shelly Hosler, EFMP Case Liaison, Yorktown Fleet and Family Support Center, joined Wanda Willman, Newport News Behavioral Health Center Service Advocate, to discuss programs and services offered to military youth and families.
January 18, 2019
CEO Paul Kirkham and Director of Business Development Kathy Parker provided a luncheon for the officers, to extend a special thank you for the department’s continued support and dedication to the facility staff and residents. Master Police Officer M. J. Blanks provided a tour of the precinct; while Sargeants Pennington and Punter welcomed facility comments by Paul and Kathy during the afternoon staff briefing.
Newport News Behavioral Health Center participated in a Job Fair December 12, held at Denbigh Community Center, located in Newport News. The staff spoke with interested candidates in various positions open at the facility, including staff positions for Mental Health Technicians, nurses, housekeeping, teachers and drivers.
Aryka Brown, Testing Coordinator (Education Department) and Latrice Perry, Program Coordinator (Program Department) exhibited at the event from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In support of the annual National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Newport News Behavioral Health Center hosted attendees on September 28 from the Hampton Roads/Newport News area representing schools, police departments, fire departments, private therapists and community service boards, who participated in an on-campus training entitled “Suicide Prevention: Incorporating Current Data, Research and Statistics into Professional Practice.”
Benjamin Newman, LPC, NCC, CSAC, MAC, CSOTP, ACS and co-founder of Artisan Counseling, presented on the most recent statistics and research related to suicide. He also discussed an enhancement of the mental health professional’s ability to apply updated research within their clinical settings and support the development of effective risk assessment strategies.
Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health treatment services to children and adolescents in a therapeutic environment. If your child is struggling with behavioral health issues, please call us at 757-888-0400. We offer no-cost assessments 24/7.