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WRAP in ASL – Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm – April 26-June 14th

April 21, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Join us to learn how you can develop your own WRAP® Plan. WRAP® stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan and can be used to maintain wellness – both physical and mental.  WRAP® can used for dealing with mental health challenges, quitting smoking, diabetes management, losing weight, controlling clutter, ADHD etc. This plan helps you learn skills to improve your life and your health. Come and develop your own WRAP® plan.
  
Each week will focus on a different part of the WRAP® plan.
 
  • Wellness Toolbox,
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Triggers
  • Early Warning Signs,
  • When Things are Breaking Down
  • Crisis Plan
  • Post Crisis Plan.
WORKSHOP IS CONDUCTED SOLELY IN ASL
 
Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm
April 26-June 14th
Cost: FREE (but you MUST pre-register)
Springfield Community Services Board
8348 Traford Lane
Suite 400
Springfield, VA 22152
 
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP:
Contact Beth Klein at pahdeaf@gmail.com    OR leave a message on VP at 703-496-7773

Support group helps deaf addicts work toward recovery

February 4, 2016 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio
By Rita Price

Feb 01, 2016

The words, no matter how wise or well-intentioned, couldn’t reach his pain. Even a careful translation from English to American Sign Language did little to help him grab hold of the 12-step program and follow it to sobriety.

“I was ready to die,” the deaf man said, signing passionately as he recalled his despair. “It was like walking to my death.”

Recovery finally took root for Kijana D. when he became a regular at Deaf Think Positive, a local nonprofit organization that, organizers say, is one of fewer than 10 centers nationwide providing accessible addiction treatment for the deaf and deaf/blind. It’s the only one so far that has licensed chemical-dependency counselors who also are deaf, they said.

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