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Congratulations LaQuinn!

LaQuinn was selected as the male top scholar-athlete from Penn College. 

Honorees possess strong leadership skills and are considered role model representatives of their schools by teachers and fellow students. He was given the award by Hines Ward, football great.

LaQuinn has been a tremendous addition to our program and represents PATH in such an amazing light. We are very proud to have him on our team! Congratulations! 

New Turbotville Center

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We would like to welcome clients and referring agencies to our new location in Turbotville, replacing our former Milton location. The new center is located at 5972 Susquehanna Trail, Turbotville, PA 17772. You can reach our Turbotville location at 570.649.5650. We look forward to partnering with you and serving the surrounding communities.

Staff Spotlight!

Christina Eisner is a Counselor at the Williamsport PATH site.

Christina is a 2008 graduate of Williamsport Area High School.
Christina then attended Bloomsburg University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2012.
She currently attends Messiah College where she is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Christina is a active member of Chi Sigma Iota, which is a Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society which requires that all members maintain a 3.75 GPA or higher for the majority of their Graduate studies. In October, Christina took the National Counselor Exam that is offered by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and passed. Once she obtains her Master’s degree and sends it to NBCC, she will officially be a National Certified Counselor (NCC). We are very proud of Christina and honored to have her on our team! Way to go!

Holiday Health

As Christmas and the New Year are right around the corner, everyone has started to make preparations for the holiday season. The holidays are typically a joyous time for most, but others begin to struggle with sadness and even depression. It is important to be aware of the stressors and your specific triggers during this time, so that you can focus on your mental and physical health. Here are a few things to take in to consideration:

  1. Increased stress

This can come from financial burdens from shopping and getting gifts, increased crowds and family get-togethers.

  1. Fatigue

The worries of making sure everything is done for Christmas or New Year’s will take precedence over going to the gym or eating well. The change in weather can also weaken your immune system.

  1. Family Related Issues

Spending excessive time with relatives can be overwhelming at times. Some families only see their relatives during the holidays and other families do not spend the holidays with anyone. Both extremes can be a trigger to emotional disturbance. This is also a time that we miss our deceased friends and relatives more.

  1. Expectations

This is a very exciting time of year and some people will go over the top with buying gifts or decorating, but this may lead to let-downs. If things don’t go exactly as planned, we will feel disappointed.

Here are a few ways to try to remain positive during the season:

Avoid over-scheduling yourself- It’s ok to tell people no.

Lower your expectations-Don’t strive for someone else’s perfection.

Make a budget and stick to it-The price of a gift is not equal to how much you love someone!

Spread your celebrations out- Don’t cram everything in just 1 or 2 weeks

Get as much sleep as you can! – It’s ok to take time just for you!

 

http://www.cg.cfpsa.ca/cg-pc/Petawawa/EN/HealthPrograms/HealthPromotion/Documents/w12/Stayingpositive.pdf

http://www.symptomfind.com/health/causes-of-holiday-depression/

Thank you Steve Madden, Ltd!

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The Williamsport PATH site recently received a generous donation of warm scarves from Steve Madden, Ltd.  These scarves will keep our youth warm for the upcoming winter months. Generous gifts from donors like this provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission.  A big THANK YOU is sent out to the employees of Steve Madden for their generosity and kind encouragement.

Community Aid donation

PA Treatment & Healing was recently awarded a generous grant donation from Community Aid. Community Aid is a nonprofit organization with the primary purpose of raising funds for distribution to local schools, churches, synagogues, temples and nonprofit charitable organizations. Community Aid aspires to serve their communities through creating jobs, providing training/coaching and providing clothing and cash grants to their partnerships.

The funds awarded to PATH are for a technology upgrade in the computer lab and for community service outreach items. It is the hope of PATH, that we can enhance the lives of the children and families that we serve and in turn they will enhance our communities. The gracious donation of Community Aid will allow PATH to continue improving and growing.  We send our most sincere gratitude to Community Aid and to all of our partnerships.

Fall into Safety

The air is turning crisp and cooler. The leaves are changing colors and dropping from the trees. It is wise to keep a few important Fall safety tips in mind during this time. With proper precautions and safety awareness, you and your family can enjoy the beautiful autumn weather while avoiding some of the dangers that come with the season.

  • Fire dangers are all around. Have your furnace serviced, clean your fireplaces, use space heathers as directed and keep candles away from pets and small children.
  • Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. A good time to remember to do this is at daylight savings time. This year it falls on November 1st. Remember to “Fall” back an hour!
  • Watch for wet leaves on the road when driving. Their colors are beautiful to look at, but they become slippery when wet.
  • Consider keeping an emergency kit in your car; windshield washer fluid, blankets, salt or kitty litter, flares and other items that sometimes required.
  • Keep alert for an increase in deer activity. Fall is a time for mating and migrating, so be aware of darting deer on the roads.
  • Exercise caution during Halloween. Use reflectors, flashlights and glow stick for visibility.

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