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 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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Hope Church of Halifax hosts ASIST Training Sept 25th & 26th

Hope Church of Halifax hosted an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on September 25 and 26, 2023 for 20 local community folks, which included many of the staff of Halifax County Public Schools. Liam Hudson, founder of the Lean in Project and chair of the Southside Wellness Coalition spoke to those gathered on Monday about…

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SBH Hosts RAPID REVIVE at SVHEC on International Overdose Awareness Day

On Thursday, August 31 in South Boston, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Southside Behavioral Health and the Southside Wellness Coalition partnered to provide 93 local community folks and SVHEC staff with Rapid REVIVE training on the SVHEC campus. There were booths of community information from all partners, VDH, and a food truck to support…

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