07 Jun Pipeline – June 2015
The P.A.T. Center Vision: “is to be an honorable and professional organization through ethical and innovative leadership at all levels, providing superior services that return productive people to the community. Mental Health is a vital status for the success and development of patients and their families. The P.A.T. Center provides additional opportunities for clients and families to utilize the services outside of the normal classroom setting. The P.A.T. Center will not only focus on the mental health and behavioral issues, but the stability of the home lives as well”.
The P.A.T. Center Mission: “Provide public services to families through family therapy sessions, individual therapy sessions, paraprofessional services and one –to –one support sessions. Provide a safe, humane environment for the staff and patients; Provide information on public programs that offer services to help strengthen the family structure; Provide public information for the parents of the families to help strengthen their work ethic; Provide parental support, regular doctor visits, and services as a resource for outstanding needs in the community”.
The P.A.T. Center has been re-accredited by C.A.R.F. International for three (3) years. C.A.R.F. (or Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitative Services) is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes. CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers.
The P.A.T. Center observed Mental Health Awareness Month in May
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. In 2013, President Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month and brought the issue of mental health to the forefront of our nation’s thoughts.
We believe that these issues are important to address year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the tens of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
For more information, visit the NAMI.org website
P.A.T. Center Employees celebrates Cinco De Mayo with Potluck
The P.A.T. Center employees celebrated Cinco de Mayo on May 5, 2015 by preparing various Mexican dishes. The P.A.T. employees also discussed during a weekly staffing of the importance of Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo, ( Spanish: “Fifth of May”) , also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States in honour of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III.
Client and Parent Appreciation Day!!!
P.A.T. Center had a “Client and Parent Appreciation Day” cookout on Wednesday, May 7, 2015. All clients and parents enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hot dog, served with chips and cool drinks prepared by our C.E.O. Mr. Ronald Kirby.
- Child Safety Week 1st – 7th
- Therapeutic Summer Program – 15th
- Advisory Board Meeting – 12th
- LGBT Pride Month
- Independence Day – 4th
- Therapeutic Recreation Week – 2nd week of July
- Annual Retreat
- April/May – Autism Awareness Month – All P.A.T. Center employees wore blue for autism every Wednesday.
- Administrative Assistant’s Day – April 22nd
- National Nurse’s Day – May 6th
New Empoyees – The P.A.T. Center welcomes:
- ShaVonya Stephens, MHPP (PB)
- Stephanie Hobbs, MHP (PB)
- Jasmine Hudson, MHPP (PB)
- Stacy Knott-Gray, MHP (PB)
- Nikita Richardson, MHPP (PB)
The P.A.T. Center Pipeline is the quarterly newsletter for stakeholders, clients, parents, community agencies, and referral sources. The Pipeline updates about the P.A.T. Center projects, introduction of staff, and our efforts to improve performance and quality of services. Our aim is to have a spirit transparency about internal workings by holding staff and leadership accountable for day to day operations.