“Schizophrenia” is one of those words that conjures up fear in the imagination, but most people don’t really know what it means or how to recognize it.Read More
Dickinson Center, Inc. strongly encourages community members to reach out if they have any concerns about their risk of suffering from this illness; our team is here to ensure that you receive any care you need and you can live your life like any other individual.Read More
A startling statistic highlighted the severity and prevalence of the issue of dating violence during a recent assembly at the Cameron County Junior/Senior High School.Read More
What is Trauma-Informed Care?
- An appreciation for the high prevalence of traumatic experience in persons who receive mental health, physical health, and substance abuse services.
- A thorough understanding of the profound neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects of trauma and violence on the individual.
We need to presume the clients we serve have a history of traumatic stress and
exercise “universal precautions” by creating systems of care that are trauma-informed.
What is trauma?
Trauma is the experience of violence and victimization including sexual abuse,
physical abuse, severe neglect, loss, domestic violence, and/or the witnessing of
violence, terrorism or disasters. ~ (NASMHPD, 2006)
Dickinson Center, Inc. embraces the trauma-informed care model.
Trauma-Informed Care is all about “changing the culture of an organization.”
Principles of a Trauma-Informed Care Organization:
- Secure environment with supportive care
- Consumer voice, choice, and advocacy
- Cultural competence
- Trusting relationships
- System-wide understanding of trauma prevalance, impact, and trauma-informed care
- Recovery, consumer-driven and trauma-specific services
Helping Hands represents the employees of Dickinson Center, Inc., working together for the future of health and human services in our community.Read More
Dickinson’s Trauma Informed Care Committee hosted a 5K Ugly Christmas Sweater Run on December 17, 2016, in Potter County.Read More
We often hear about people feeling down on account of the “winter blues” - but in some cases, those bouts of sadness are much more serious.Read More
If you struggle with mental illness, it is important to be aware of the particular pressures of the holiday season. If you are equipped with the right tools and strategies to cope, you can make your holidays smoother, happier, and most importantly, healthier.Read More
Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to welcome Hridayesh Kumar Pathak, MD to DCI’s Coudersport location. Dr. Pathak is a Board Eligible Psychiatrist and will serve ages 16 to adult at the 1 North Main Street location. Dickinson accepts Medical Assistance and will continue to accept other major health plans.Read More