The Coalition is grateful to all who helped promote the Drug Take Back and all who contributed to a grand total of 125 pounds of unneeded and expired medications to be disposed! Our essential supporters for the day were Rockbridge Area Community Services, Lexington City Police Department, Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lions Club.
A Day Camp for Grieving Children
Ages 7 – 14
Saturday, June 1, 2013
10 am - 4 pm
Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden
To make referrals, please contact Katie Masey, LPC,
Rockbridge Area Community Services at 540- 463-3141
Butterfly Wings is brought to you by
Rockbridge Area Community Services and Rockbridge Area Hospice.
Grief Camp Brochure
Camper Referral Form
New Program Offered -Adolescent Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
RACS began this new program in October 2012. The IOP runs for 16 weeks, 3 times per week and consists of five different groups as well as participation in individual and conjoint therapy sessions. Evening/after school hours are provided for all groups.
IOP consists of the following groups:
Early Recovery: Topics are discussed that help clients learn the basic skills they need to achieve initial sobriety.
Relapse Prevention: Topics are discussed which assists clients in maintaining sobriety and avoiding relapse.
Adolescent Education Group: Information is presented to help educate clients about topics relevant to recovery.
Parent Education Group: Provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to develop a support group where they can discuss challenges as their loved ones go through treatment.
Social Support/Aftercare: Attendance starts at week 13 of treatment. Provides fun activities and discussions about topics that are of concern to adolescents in the later stages of recovery.
RACS Expertise Available for Presentations and Staff Training
Rockbridge Area Community Services (RACS) reminds the community of the availability of their professional staff to provide presentations and training to local groups. Speakers are available to present on a variety of agency programs and topics, including an overview of RACS’ services and referral processes and special topics for targeted audiences, such as Parenting Pre-Teens and Teens, Special Education Services for Children From Birth to Five Years, or Managing and Reducing Stress/Anger, to name only a few of the offerings RACS supports.
Tthere is a broad array of topics on which we can present. In addition, we are often able to design presentations to fit specific needs upon request. In the past year, RACS staff presented to local civic organizations about accessing RACS’ services, provided a model for crisis intervention services for the Virginia School Nurses Association, and delivered numerous workshops for parents of children of all ages. Staff have also been involved in providing training for local groups, such as childcare/daycare workers and school faculty and administrators. The RACS Speakers’ Bureau hopes to help meet the needs of local groups searching for presenters to supplement their programming. We can give brief overview presentations or we can do more in-depth workshops on topics of interest to a wide variety of audiences. We have topics suitable for youth, parents, employees, and professional staff. Most presentations are offered free of charge as a service to the local community. A more detailed listing of topic suggestions is available below.
To discuss RACS Speakers’ Bureau topics, or to arrange for a speaker, please contact Dennis Cropper, Ph.D., Executive Director for RACS at 540/462.6600 or email Dr. Cropper at email@example.com.