WellMed Charitable Foundation: 2018 Grant Announcement

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2018 Grant Announcement

The WellMed Charitable Foundation (WCF) is seeking to award grants in local WellMed markets in 2018. The WellMed Charitable Foundation supports seniors and their caregivers as a primary focus of our mission, and these grants are intended to reflect this population. The WCF intends to award one grant of up to $20,000 in each of the following areas, with two grants awarded in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex:

Texas

  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (2 grants)
  • Corpus Christi
  • Rio Grande Valley
  • El Paso

Florida

  • Miami
  • Tampa
  • Treasure Coast
  • Orlando

Organizations wishing to submit a proposal must use the WellMed Charitable Foundation grant template that is found on our website: www.wellmedgives.org/grants, and submit their application to our email box wellmedgives@wellmed.net, by 5:00 PM on February 15, 2018. WCF awards are based on the quality of the proposals; therefore, the Foundation Board of Directors may elect not to award a grant or to award more than one grant in any given area. Grant agreements will be finalized by March 31, 2018.

EVENT UPDATE: Employ Austin Hiring Moved to Jan. 17th @ 12pm-3pm

Hello All,

Great news- The Employ Austin Hiring Event has been moved from Wednesday, January 10th @ 5pm-7pm to WednesdayJanuary 17th @ 12pm-3pm! What does that mean for you? Great question! For those who have already RSVP'd, you'll have more time to prepare and bring your A+ outreach game. For those of you who have yet to RSVP; You have more time to ensure your organization establishes its footprint in the Latino community by attending. If you need job seekers, you need to attend. There's a large pool of qualified bilingual candidates to match with YOUR clients in Austin proper who have relocated due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

If you've already RSVP'd, thank you and save the new date and time. If you have yet to RSVP, make sure to clear you schedules and prepare to engage our newly arrived Texans by way of the Caribbean. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 10th by EOD to ensue that we receive all the information necessary to attract your client's next employee. For the event flyer and a list of what to send in your RSVP response, please see the attachments.

Questions are always welcome, so please reach out to me via email or mobile should you have any. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to partnering with you to Keep Austin Employed.

 

Respectfully,

C. Mechelle
Resource_Connect-ATX
Resource_Connect@hotmail.com
(512) 578-9972

Sickle Cell Advisory Committee Seeks Applicants: Apply by Jan. 18, 2018

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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission with the Texas Department of State Health Services is accepting applications to fill one position on the Sickle Cell Advisory Committee. 

The vacant position is for a member of the public who is either an individual with sickle cell disease or a parent of a person with sickle cell disease or trait.

 

Interested applicants should complete the application (MS Word) and include two letters of recommendation. Applications must be postmarked nolater than 11:59 p.m. Jan. 18, 2018. Read more about the application process.

For more information, contact Beth Rider at 512-776-3386 or by email atbeth.rider@dshs.texas.gov.

India Home is hiring for two positions (Queens, New York City)

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for providing visionary leadership of the organization’s mission. The Executive Director will lead the organization into its next, exciting phase of growth through delivery of enhanced and expanded programming, external relations, and advocacy. The position will continue the momentum of the organization and generate innovative partnerships to ensure the effective delivery of high quality services in the New York City area.

Primary responsibilities include: providing thought leadership and developing effective strategies to deliver on India Home’s mission, managing staff and programs, grant writing, overseeing a major organizational rebranding, working with board of directors to fulfill the organizational mission, maintaining and building relationships with existing and new stakeholders including community partners and government agencies and fundraising.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with team management experience to grow and further develop an exciting social service agency. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a high-performance team and a growing organization to new heights.

Click here for the full position summary.

Community Mental Health Program Director:

The Community Mental Health Program Director is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of mental health services at India Home, Inc. The Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) at India Home will provide direct counseling and mental health services, education and outreach on mental health, and work with the case management team to ensure our clients’ needs are met. S/he will work with hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers to establish a referral system for clients.

Primary responsibilities include: counseling services, supervision of clinical students, mental health outreach and educational programs in community centers, case management as needed, maintaining client records.

Click here for the full position summary.

New York Center for Jungian Studies Jung in Ireland 2017 Brochure - New York Center for Jungian Studies

Juaniki Stewart is interested in attending this training and would love for an Austin colleague to travel with her. Please contact her if you think you might be interested in attending (on your own dime, of course😜 

Contact Juanikistewart@yahoo.com 

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Quality of long term services and support presented by Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN

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The first in a series of lectures on quality
of long term services and support

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We present:
Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN 
Curators' Professor Emerita, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
Executive Director, Aging In Place Project and Sinclair@Home

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: NUR 4.180 - 1710 Red River
A light lunch will be provided. 

Marilyn Rantz, RN, PhD, FAAN, has developed an innovative area of research in Nursing Facilities spanning 35 years. With over 84 million dollars in federal funding for her multidisciplinary research in cutting-edge technology for seniors, Dr. Rantz is the premier scientist in the area of LTSS using sensors to enhance aging in place.

For in-person or off-site attendance options click here

Request for Support- Spanish Speaker

Our immigration team here at Grassroots Leadership has a Hutto Detention Center program which advocates for human rights monitoring by trained visitation volunteers and lifting the voices of women who dare to speak out.   We are in need of assistance with the following situation:

A woman from El Salvador who is seeking asylum and currently detained at the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas would like to visit with someone who has training in mental health. She has courageously decided to speak out about being sexually assaulted by a guard there and is facing retaliation and verbal harassment from guards inside, and the perpetrator of the assault remains employed there. We are looking for someone who speaks Spanish fluently who could go visit with her regularly at the detention center in a mental health capacity (you would be officially entering as her "friend") in the visitation room. 

The detention center approaches mental health in an extremely retaliatory way, often by placing people in solitary confinement, so she does not feel comfortable speaking with the facility psychologist or anyone else connected to the detention center, particularly with the increased surveillance she is currently under.


I am not sure if you have any resources to Spanish-Speaking mental health providers OR someone with lived experience that can volunteer to support or counsel her in a confidential and non-clinical capacity. We also are leading a letter campaign to offer support.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, or referrals to offer we would be very grateful.  Please contact Latasha and copy Sofia, Bethany and Claudia in the email to discuss further at:

ltaylor@grassrootsleadership.org, scasini@grassrootsleadership.org, cmunoz@grassrootsleadership.org, bcarson@grassrootsleadership.org

Thank you for always supporting our community.

Thank You,

-- 

Latasha D. Taylor
Mental Health Organizer
Grassroots Leadership

office: 512-499-8111
cell:  512-571-1255
twitter: @grassroots_news
www.grassrootsleadership.org

Seeking interviewee about African American youth and mental health

4ABHN members, 

Please email Ashley directly and copy me, if you are interested in being interviewed or know someone else who might be a potential interviewee.

Thanks,

Vicky Coffee (vicky.coffee@austin.utexas.edu)

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Hello,

 

My name is Ashley Ephraim, and I am a Journalism major at the University of Texas. I am currently working on a story about the stigma around mental illness that surrounds the African American community and how it has affected our youth today.  Please email me directly if you are someone you know might be interested in talking with me about this topic. I may be reached via email atashley_ephraim@utexas.edu.

 

Thank you in advance,
Ashley Ephraim

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Texas Women's Rugby | Social Media Chair
Subiendo Longhorn Chapter
ORANGE Magazine | Photographer
University of Texas at Austin '18

Seeking: LMSW internship site

Ka'Rhonda Houston is seeking an internship starting in January 2018. Please contact her directly (contact info below) if you are someone you know might be a potential supervisor.

 Your name, email and phone:  Ka'Rhonda Houston/ kchouston1@yahoo.com/ 512-775-4765             
 
 License type you are seeking: LMSW     
 
 Supervisor’s required licensure:   Supervisor must be a experience MSW, two years minimum.       
 
 Number of hours per week seeking: Seeking 16-20 hours a week.     
 
Location: Prefer Austin north, east and surrounding cities north of Austin. However, I would be more than happy to accept any other area in Austin if needed. 
 
Preferred population: Adults, teens, or veterans (very open, have a heart to help any population)
 
Seeking paid or unpaid internship? Unpaid internship     
 
Start and end dates: Start Jan 16, 2018 continues. Must obtain 240 both for spring and summer semester. However, if only one semester can only be provided that is okay as well.   
 
Any additional information you would like potential supervisor/internship site to know:
 

How an Agency May Apply for Affiliation: https://www.uta.edu/ssw/field/agency.php

THANKS! One Internship secured!!

Monday, November 11, 2017

Good morning,

I just wanted to let you all know how great you are!!  Once again, you've come through for another young professional seeking an internship!

Tunisia Smith has secured an internship site at Child Inc!! Thanks Child Inc. and Jessica Dykes for stepping up and offering your organization as a site and for helping build the workforce for our up and coming colleague!

Best, 

Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network

4ABHN

Seeking Internship/Supervision: LMFT-S required

Jaqual Diggs is seeking an internship. Please review her information below and contact her directly. Please share as appropriate.

Thanks!

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Name, email and phone:  Jaqual Diggs, jrabbit1989@gmail and 512-709-5838                  

License type seeking: LMFT

Supervisor’s required licensure: LMFT-S   

Number of hours per week seeking: The program requires 500 hours, 100 supervised and 200 strictly relational with couples and families.

Location: North Austin or Pflugerville area

Preferred population Teens or children.

Seeking paid or unpaid internship? Either unpaid or paid 

Start and end dates: January 2018

Any additional information you would like potential supervisor/internship site to know:

I am a pre-graduate student studying Marriage and Family Therapy and I have an interest in group therapy. I have not experienced working with clients but I have worked with children in education. I look forward to developing more skills from what I have already learned in class and given the opportunity to learn more skills and techniques. 

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Graduate student seeking Internship site and supervisor

Christalle Ratcliff is seeking an internship. Please review her information below and contact her directly. Please share as appropriate.

Thanks!

_________________________________________________________________________________Your name, email and phone:  Christalle Ratcliff, crr14a@acu.edu, 936-525-9254

License type you are seeking (SW, LPC, LCDC, CPS, LMFT):  LPC, LMFT Dual Licensure after graduation

Supervisor’s required licensure: LMFT-S

Number of hours per week seeking:   500 total hours, with 200 hours being strictly relational (working with couples and families)

Location (Austin or surrounding area?  North, South, East, West,) North Austin

Preferred population (adults, children, teens, veterans, etc.): Adults, children and teens.

Seeking paid or unpaid internship? (if applicable): Either paid or unpaid

Start and end dates: January 2018-December 2018

Any additional information you would like potential supervisor/internship site to know: I am a pre-graduate student of Marriage and Family Therapy with a personal interest in therapy that is goal-directed and based on solutions. I have experience working with children and am looking forward to developing my skills working with individual adults, couples, and families. I am ready to learn and I am excited for the opportunity to grow as a therapist.

Position available: Community Worker: City of Austin

Please review and share the job posting below for the City of Austin position. 

For more information, please click on this link:  https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/63512

 

Position Information

Posting Title
Community Worker

Job Requisition Number
COA077349

Position Number
116634

Job Type
Full-Time

Division Name
APH Quality of Life

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a high school or equivalent, plus one (1) year of experience in a field related to outreach work involving a variety of social service programs.

Licenses or Certifications:
Any required licenses or certifications.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! - Dr. Laurence Heller - February 16-17, 2018!

AINC Presents Dr. Laurence Heller, February 16-17, 2018!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Austin IN Connection is excited to announce two presentations by Dr. Laurence Heller in February, 2018 at the JJ Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758Early-bird pricing begins NOW!
 

Connection- Our Deepest Longing and Our Greatest Fear

Friday, February 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This presentation will take place on Friday night, February 16th, 2018 and is open to the public. Who among us does not want to feel connected to others?  It is hardwired in us as humans to long for closeness.  Unfortunately, life experiences have made it hard to create and sustain connection to ourselves and to those we care about.  As a result, many of us feel isolated and alone.  Dr. Heller is a seasoned therapist and educator, and in this seminar he offers the keys to working through low self-esteem and relational trauma.  He unlocks the world of true aliveness in our beings and the world of fulfilling and satisfying relationships.

 

When Therapists Get Stuck: Using NARM to Understand Therapists' Own Emotional Themes that may Disrupt the Therapeutic Process

Saturday, February 17, 8:30am - 4:30pm
This event will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 and is open to psychotherapists and related helping professionals.  "As therapists, it is very important for us to understand our own motivation to be in this profession. Two of the main roadblocks to more effective and ethical therapy that I have seen in the many thousands of supervisions that I have given over the years are the need to compulsively caretake, and the tendency to take on too much responsibility for the therapeutic process. These countertransference dynamics are, at least in part, the result of our own unresolved issues". In this seminar, we will explore these and other dynamics that create unnecessary stress for ourselves and limit our effectiveness.

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Dr. Laurence Heller is a seasoned therapist and educator.  Dr. Heller developed the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and trains therapists across the U.S. and Europe.  His approach is resource-oriented; focuses on the here and now; and draws on psychodynamic and somatic principles.  NARM addresses the impacts of early developmental issues and shock traumas through bottom-up and top-down methods.

 

Not an Austin IN Connection Member? 
Join/ Renew NOW and get a discount on pricing!

6.0 CEUs will be given for the Saturday conference, including 3.0 Ethics CEUs. You must attend the entire workshop to receive CEUs; no partial CEUs will be given.

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR DR. LAURENCE HELLER!

Friday, February 16, 2018: 
Connection- Our Deepest Longing and Our Greatest Fear

Saturday, February 17, 2018: 
When Therapists Get Stuck: Using NARM to Understand Therapists' Own Emotional Themes that may Disrupt the Therapeutic Process

Seeking internship and supervisor

Your name, email and phone:
Tunisia Smith, tunisia.smith@mavs.uta.edu, 512-779-8356

License type you are seeking (SW, LPC, LCDC, CPS, LMFT):
LMSW, LCSW, LPC

Supervisor’s required licensure:
LMSW, LCSW or LPC

Number of hours per week seeking:
20 hours per week during the spring semester, 22 hours per week during the summer semester

Location (Austin or surrounding area? North, South, East, West):
I am willing to work in any part of Austin, but I would prefer work in South, East, or Central Austin

Preferred population (adults, children, teens, veterans, etc.):
My focus is in children and families

Seeking paid or unpaid internship? (if applicable):
Unpaid

Start and end dates:
January 16th - May 4th and June 4th - August 9th

Any additional information you would like potential supervisor/internship site to know:
I would like to intern with someone who works with children and families on the micro and macro level. I am willing to work in any setting. 

Graduate student seeking Internship site and supervisor

Christalle Ratcliff is seeking an internship. Please review her information below and contact her directly. Please share as appropriate.

Thanks!
_______________________________________________________________________________

Your name, email and phone:  Christalle Ratcliff, crr14a@acu.edu, 936-525-9254              

License type you are seeking (SW, LPC, LCDC, CPS, LMFT):  LPC, LMFT Dual Licensure after graduation

Supervisor’s required licensure: LMFT-S

Number of hours per week seeking:   500 total hours, with 200 hours being strictly relational (working with couples and families)

Location (Austin or surrounding area?  North, South, East, West,) North Austin

Preferred population (adults, children, teens, veterans, etc.): Adults, children and teens.

Seeking paid or unpaid internship? (if applicable): Either paid or unpaid

Start and end dates: January 2018-December 2018

Any additional information you would like potential supervisor/internship site to know: I am a pre-graduate student of Marriage and Family Therapy with a personal interest in therapy that is goal-directed and based on solutions. I have experience working with children and am looking forward to developing my skills working with individual adults, couples, and families. I am ready to learn and I am excited for the opportunity to grow as a therapist.

Story Circle Network- Call for proposals

The Story Circle Network is a non--profit organization that focuses on helping women tell their stories through memoir, poetry, fiction, or non-fiction, as well as raise general awareness of the importance of women's personal histories. 

The Network has a conference every year and are currently looking for presenters for July 2018. Here is the link to the proposal information: http://www.storycircle.org/Conference/proposal/.  

Please share this information with your networks and those individuals who might be interested in the upcoming event.