On March 24, the Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP) and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization visited a celebration for Dickinson Center’s trauma recertification at DCI’s Coudersport and Ridgway locations. This follows Dickinson’s participation in the North Central Trauma Informed Care Initiative and exemplary achievement in completing the program.
COUDERSPORT — Pictured left to right: Rita Kraus, Senior Program Director- DCI Site Based Psych Rehab; Rebecca Keagle, Program Director DCI Psych Rehab, Potter County; Tonya Wolfe, DCI Mental Health and Children’s Services Director; James Prosper, DCI Executive Director; Dawn Dovensky, Care Manager, Community Care Behavioral Health; Lori Orner, Care Manager, Community Care Behavioral Health; Sally Walker, CEO, BHARP.
RIDGWAY — Pictured left to right: Carol Bembenic, DCI outpatient therapist; Judy Smith Mental Health program director Cameron and Elk County Behavioral and Developmental Program; Sally Walker, BHARP CEO; Tonya Wolfe, DCI Mental Health and Children’s Services Director; James Prosper, DCI Executive Director; Renee Korney CCBH; Michael Gwin, CCBH; Heather Celidonia, DCI Outpatient Business Manager.
“We are honored to be redesigned as a TICC. Dickinson Center focuses on recognizing and responding to the impact of trauma on the health and well-being of both the individuals we provide services to as well as our staff,” said James Prosper, Executive Director of the Dickinson Center.
The providers involved in the program work to achieve expertise in trauma informed care, which involves trauma-specific treatment for individuals. They also create a trauma informed care culture within their organization. Additionally, one of their other goals is to successfully promote safety for staff and individuals within the program.
If you would like more information on BHARP or the North Central Trauma Informed Care Initiative, please contact Brenda Fry at [email protected].