April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – Pinwheels for Prevention

  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During this month individuals, families, and communities come together to recognize the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect, which is necessary to create strong, healthy communities. This April, Southside Behavioral Health will display pinwheels outside each of our Child and Family Services locations as well as…

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SBH Children & Family Services helps with Hugs & Kisses Program

CFS clinicians and case managers have partnered with Brunswick School District and Brunswick Department of Social Services to help with a program called Hugs and Kisses. This is a play that talks with elementary school children teaching them the difference between good touch, bad touch, and secret touch. They shared with students how to get help…

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SBH Hosts 2-Day ASIST Training

On January 11 and 12, our ASIST trainers Letha Garner-Coleman and Michael Rose hosted a two day ASIST training for 14 folks at Central Virginia Health Services (CVHS)  in Charlotte Court House. ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a 2-day class that teaches participants how to recognize the signs of suicide, talk to…

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SBH Hosts 13th CIT Training

Southside Behavioral Health recently hosted its 13th 40-hour core training class for the CIT Program.  The participants were made up of local law enforcement, Sheriff’s Offices, 911 operators, and MRRJ (Meherrin River Regional Jail). The Instructors continue to be a combination of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals who cover topics relative to crisis intervention and…

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We Stand Together Summit

Southside Behavioral Health, the Lean In Project, and Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services were proud to have hosted the We Stand Together Summit in Danville on October 14, 2023. This first of its kind regional event featured resources, training, and education for and in support of the LGBTQIA+ community in Southside Virginia. This Summit seeks to further…

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SBH Hosts 12th Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

Southside Behavioral Health recently hosted its 12th 40-hour core training class for the CIT Program. The participants were made up of local law enforcement, Sheriff’s Offices, 911 operators, and MRRJ (Meherrin River Regional Jail). The Instructors continue to be a combination of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals who cover topics relative to crisis intervention…

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