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The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has honored MCES with its 2014 Community Impact Award.
The Community Impact Award, presented Tuesday at the chamber's Celebration of Excellence dinner, recognizes an organization or individual that provides one-of-a-kind services to the county. The award recognized MCES' 40 years of work helping indiviuals in need in Montgomery County.
Dr. Rocio Nell accepted the award on behalf of the team at MCES. Dr. Nell thanked the chamber for the honor and recognized the team at MCES that serves the community around-the-clock. She was joined at the event by Chief Operating Officer Bill Myers, Development Director Tony Salvatore and Development Specialist Gabriel Nathan.
Click here for the Times Herald's story on the awards
MCES is honored to have nearly forty years of Crisis Intervention Specialist mental health training for law enforcement officers recognized by the Associated Press in a feature about encounters between individuals with mental illness and police.
The story by Michael Rubinkam has appeared in outlets across the country, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Yahoo.
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Click here to view the video accompanying the story
Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics, Emergency Service Workers of Any Kind...
EMOTIONAL BODY ARMOR FOR FIRST RESPONDERS IS A MUST FOR YOU
ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP FOCUSING ON YOU TAKING CARE OF YOU
Thursday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch Included
Sponsored by Montgomery County Emergency ServiceWorkshop will be in Building 33's Auditorium at Norristown State Hospital1001 Stergiere Street
Emotional Body Armor for First Responders is an intensive one-day workshop created by Safe Call Now, a confidential assistance and referral source for emergency responders and their families nationwide, available 24-hours-a day.
The workshop identifies those issues that manifest while working on the front lines of a demanding career that can lead to many issues regarding (but not limited to) trauma, relationships, finances, mental health, and substance abuse matters that can result in the loss of relationships, jobs and eventually their life.
The workshop is designed for all first responders and their family members if they choose and to provide them with the tools to help individuals being held back both personally and professionally by the bonds of addictive behaviors, co-dependency, family systems or trauma in any form. Participants will examine those barriers and experiences that influence the capacity for a happy, healthy life and career. The intensive workshop experience will reveal how painful life and job experiences are and that they can hamper the growth of individuals and block the ability to be authentic in relationships with self and others.
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MCES's tireless suicide prevention efforts in Montgomery County have received a boost from the J. P. Mascaro & Sons Charitable Trust and the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
A total of $1,500 was received from these organizations in support of the MCES Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Law Enforcement and First Responders. These pocket-sized toolkits are an invaluable resource for emergency personnel to help them identify early, warning, and danger signs of suicide and guide them in concrete, tangible ways they can help the individual.
The funding provided by the J. P. Mascaro & Sons Charitable Trust and the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society will enable MCES to put 1,000 Suicide Prevention Tool Kits directly into the hands of police officers and EMTs countywide.
MCES thanks J.P. Mascaro and the Pennsylvania Medical Society for their support.
Montgomery County Emergency Service, Inc.
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610-279-6100 or toll free 1-800-452-4189