MHC President & CEO Brendan J. Young Appointed EAPA Greater Philadelphia Chapter President

On October 13, 2015 the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) installed Brendan J. Young, President/CEO of MHC, as their new President during their monthly meeting held at Key Recovery in Brookhaven, PA.

As President, Young will serve a two year term as the official spokesperson and representative of the Chapter. He is deeply committed to the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, having previously served as Chapter Vice-President, and was also named EAP of the Year in May 2015 for his contributions to the field of Employee Assistance and the betterment of the EAPA Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Young is passionate about Employee Assistance and helping organizations build healthy workplaces. He is an EAP consultant whose company, MHC, has been providing employee assistance and behavioral health programs to unions and corporations for nearly 35 years.

 

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Overcoming First Day Jitters

How to help your child through the first day of school.

Whether it’s the first day at kindergarten, junior high, or high school — or if it’s a new school — children get excited but they also get nervous. These are milestones in your child’s life, and how your child adapts may determine how he or she adjusts to other “firsts” later in life.

“Kids who are fearful early on may be the ones who have a harder transition in other aspects of life,” says Nadine Kaslow, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University and chief psychologist at Grady Health System, both in Atlanta. Inherently, “some children are just more flexible, more adaptable and these firsts don’t seem to be that big a deal for them. For other kids, any transition is very disruptive. It takes them longer to make the transition.”

Every little positive experience helps children adapt to all the “firsts” of their lives, Kaslow tells WebMD. “The more you prepare a kid the better, especially if your child is sensitive.”

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End of Summer Fun Ideas

It is hard to believe summer is almost over, but there’s no better excuse to make the best of it while it lasts! Whether doing things with your children, as a couple, with friends or co-workers, click here for some ideas on how to close out your summer in style.

Some of the MHC team practicing what we preach at the MHC picnic at Lake Nockamixon State Park.

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Morghan’s Back!

We are very excited to introduce you to Morghan Terry, who has returned to MHC as the Manager of Clinical Operations and Business Development.

Morghan began her career at MHC in 2005 as a Case Manager, leaving in 2009 to pursue new opportunities. She went on to obtain a graduate degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University. Prior to rejoining the MHC team, Morghan was working as a clinical supervisor in the Lehigh Valley. She has considerable training in family systems therapy, crisis intervention and in providing trauma-informed care and clinical staff education. In addition to her clinical experience, Morghan has substantial knowledge in managed care, business relations and program marketing. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an active participant in the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Morghan knows our organization and the clients we serve well and embodies the six core values that are at the heart of what MHC is all about: commitment to excellence, integrity, teamwork, adaptability, positive attitude, and professionalism.

Please join us in welcoming Morghan back and in wishing her great success in her new role!

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MHC Co-Sponsors Critical Incident Response Trainings

MHC and the Greater Philadelphia EAPA Chapter co-sponsored the “Best Practices in Critical Incident Response” training on Friday, May 8th for local behavioral health providers.  Crisis Care Network’s Jeff Gorter, a nationally renowned speaker and expert on modern approaches to crisis response, presented an informative and interactive session about delivering critical incident response services in the workplace.

On Saturday, May 9th, MHC also co-hosted a training with Firefighters IAFF Local 22 designed for first responders to increase awareness about PTSD as well as review the latest research and best practices in critical incident response.  The training was presented by both Jeff Gorter and Dennis Carradin, both of Crisis Care Network.

Both trainings were well attended and engaging, and feedback from participants was highly positive.

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