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Announcing a new program for people who have been a victim of crime and are in recovery from any associated trauma:

Survivors of Trauma Obtaining Resilience and Empowerment – (Re)STORE

There is no cost to participants for this 3-day, retreat style program, offered in 5 different locations around the state. Peer Recovery Specialists facilitate trauma-informed recovery support for crime survivors from anywhere in Virginia. The goal is to facilitate ongoing recovery while preventing re-victimization and repeat hospitalization. The approach is strengths-based to empower individuals toward self-advocacy. The curriculum includes modules on: trauma and resilience, loss and grief, recovery tools, self compassion, mindfulness, self-advocacy and others.

Apply for our upcoming (RE)Store program dates:

  • May 15-18, 2017 – Richmond  Apply Now
  • July 24-27, 2017 – Harrisonburg  Apply Now

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 Attention Certified Peer Recovery Specialists!

Consumer Empowerment Leadership TrainingMHAV is excited to announce our CELT Program has been approved to provide 19 CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits) for Certified Peer Recovery Specialists!

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Legislature Passes Major Investments, Improvements in Virginia’s Behavioral Health System

The recently completed legislative session took place in the shadow of news about Virginia’s mental health care problems. With publicized deaths in Virginia jails, an epidemic of fatalities due to heroin overdoses and a national Mental Health America ranking of 38th in access to mental health services, the public and stakeholders alike were advocating for meaningful change. Fortunately, the Governor and the legislature agreed on many actions to improve our system of behavioral health care. The Governor proposed over $30 million in additional funding at the start of the session, and members of the Joint Legislative Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services and others put forward several bills to improve mental health services.

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The mentally ill need a voice and most times unfortunately it can’t come from their loved ones but thankfully it can from agencies such as yours. Thank you.- Anonymous