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Virginia’s Community Services Boards seek legislative help in addressing workforce shortage

Virginia’s Community Services Boards seek legislative help in addressing workforce shortage By Mike Wade, NRVCSAs overdose rates and concerns related to mental health continue to rise, Virginia’s public behavioral health providers are pleading with state legislators to address another crisis – an increasing lack of workers. The 40 agencies that make up the Commonwealth’s public …

NRVCS’ annual state performance contract available for public review/comment

New River Valley Community Services’ annual Performance Contract with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 is now available for public review and comment. As required by the Code of Virginia, this document serves as the primary accountability and funding mechanism between DBHDS and the local Community Services …

Recommended reading: Trauma & ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

The NRVCS Community Wellness & Outreach team recently utilized a portion of its Federal Block Grant funds to purchase a set of books for each of the local public libraries in the New River Valley. The books are all related to the topic of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, or “ACEs.” It has been a …

18-34 year-olds needed for focus group on December 14

NRVCS is working with Virginia’s Office of Behavioral Health Wellness (OBHW) to facilitate a focus group of 18-34 year-olds. The purpose of this discussion is to get an idea of what media sources community members are using most often and how they view health and wellness (including physical, mental, emotional, financial, environmental, occupational, spiritual and …

NRVCS Staff Spotlights: Day 5

New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is observing “Employee Appreciation Week” October 25 – 29 in celebration of our dedicated team of professionals. Throughout this week, we will be introducing you to some of our amazing staff. Below are our featured “Staff Spotlights” for Friday, October 29: Rachel TaborPosition: Direct Care ProviderDepartment: 10th Street Group …

NRVCS Staff Spotlights: Day 4

New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is observing “Employee Appreciation Week” October 25 – 29 in celebration of our dedicated team of professionals. Throughout this week, we will be introducing you to some of our amazing staff. Below are our featured “Staff Spotlights” for Thursday, October 28: H. SMITH (they/them)Position: ClinicianDepartment: New Horizons Crisis StabilizationYears …

NRVCS Staff Spotlights: Day 3

New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is observing “Employee Appreciation Week” October 25 – 29 in celebration of our dedicated team of professionals. Throughout this week, we will be introducing you to some of our amazing staff. Below are our featured “Staff Spotlights” for Wednesday, October 27: HEATHER ARMSTRONGPosition: Drug Court Program LeadDepartment: SUD & …

NRVCS Staff Spotlights: Day 2

New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is observing “Employee Appreciation Week” October 25 – 29 in celebration of our dedicated team of professionals. Throughout this week, we will be introducing you to some of our amazing staff. Below are our featured “Staff Spotlights” for Tuesday, October 26: LEXI HARRISPosition: HRIS AssistantDepartment: Human ResourcesYears at NRVCS: …

NRVCS Staff Spotlights: Day 1

New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is observing “Employee Appreciation Week” October 25 – 29 in celebration of our dedicated team of professionals. Throughout this week, we will be introducing you to some of our amazing staff. Below are our featured “Staff Spotlights” for Monday, October 25: AMBER ATKINSPosition: Revenue Cycle Credentialing SpecialistDepartment: ReimbursementYears at …