The "Training Futures" program is coming to Innovation Park in Manassas on June 3, 2013. Training Futures is a nationally recognized, workforce development solution with proven results, providing a critical pathway to living-wage jobs for high-potential, underemployed individuals. The Training Futures program has operated successfully for 16 years in Fairfax County. Graduates provide employers a diverse hiring pipeline with the proven ability to adapt to new environments, learn technical skills and work to achieve professional excellence. Now serving the Prince William County area, Training futures is currently recruiting program participants and will employ the same innovative 6-month curriculum in a simulated office environment as in Fairfax County. The curriculum will teach administrative skills, with a healthcare focus, preparing graduates to succeed in any frontline healthcare or administrative environment. Through an agreement with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVACC), participants will receive 21 hours of college credit and a Career Studies Certificate. Classes meet Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Transportation will be provided from one of the local malls. For additional information about Training Futures, click here. For additional information about the Manassas location, please contact Training Coordinator Suzy Mead at 571-748-2867 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Month
Since 1949, May has been officially recognized as Mental Health Month. The focus for this year's awareness campaign is the mental health of young people.
Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 22.1 percent of Americans ages 18 and older-about 1 in 5 adults-suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 Mental disorders can also affect children. According to the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), mental health problems affect one in five young people.
Recognizing the signs of mental illness is important. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, worry, or sleep problems are not uncommon. However, when these feelings get very intense, last for long periods of time, or begin to interfere with school, friendships and other relationships, it may be a sign of a mental illness. Depression, attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety, conduct, and eating disorders are all types of diagnosable mental disorders found in children. Although mental disorders in children are appearing more often, great advances have been made in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. To learn more about mental health issues visit these sites:
NAMIWalks is a nationwide event being held in 83 communities around the country in 2013. It is the largest anti-stigma effort in Virginia and America. NAMIWalks is a community event that includes more than 100 Walk teams from across Virginia, live music, kid’s activities, food, exhibit booths and prominent recognition of sponsors. NAMI Virginia and VCU Department of Psychiatry are once again working in collaboration this year to make strides to advance the science behind mental wellness. NAMIWALKS Changing minds ................one step at a time!
Come Join Us September 28, 2013
Every journey begins with that first step! As NAMIWalks celebrates our 11th Anniversary in 2013, we are proud to be the largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in America! Through NAMIWalks' public, active display of support for people affected by mental illness, we are changing how Americans view persons with a mental illness. This is leading to ensuring that help and hope are available for those in need. Please join us as we improve lives and our communities one step at a time.
In August 2012, NAMI’s Education, Training, and Peer Support Center launched the collaboration between NAMI and Army OneSource (AOS) to bring Treating the Invisible Wounds of War, a no-cost five course online training program, to NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliate leaders to help build awareness of the culture in which the Military, Veterans and their families live and work.