What kind of Visitor am I?
While we have strived to make this Web Site more user friendly, We sometimes get questions about exactly who
our audience is and how
this site is supposed to be used. Our primary goal for the site is information distribution. Here we have posted information for
all Montgomery County Residents. For our Board Members,
Board Staff and those "provider" organizations that provide services to those in need,
separated information out by these categories for you. All information is readily
available to anyone and there are no restrictions to viewing the
information, with the exception of Staff Email.
Below are general definitions of these
seperate categories of our visitor types:
This area is reserved for our board members. Occasionally we post information about upcoming board meetings and the minutes to past meeting in this section.
Our board members can download packets and agendas required for the meetings so they can be better prepared when the meeting starts.
Just as we need to communicate with our board members, we also need a special place to communicate general information to our service providers.
This section is where all service contractors will find information on doing business with the ADAMHS board.
The ADAMHS board staff have the ability to access their board email from the Web. This is the link that allows staff to
securely log into their accounts while off-site.
At-Risk Youth Interactive Training Available For High School Educators
Free online interactive training is now available to high school teachers and staff in Montgomery County. The Kognito At-Risk Interactive Online Gatekeeper Training assists school personnel in recognizing and responding to the mental health needs of their students. ....More
Recognizing Mental Health Disorders in Youth
The National Council for Behavioral Health is offering an evidence-based training program to help citizens identify mental health problems in young people, intervene in mental health crises, and connect youth with care.
The program, Youth Mental Health First Aid, focused on youth 12 to 25 years, is being rolled out across the country after a year-long pilot. The adult Mental Health First Aid program has been delivered to more than 80,000 Americans through a network of 2,500+ instructors. The youth version provides an ideal forum to engage communities in discussing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, the prevalence of mental health disorders, the effectiveness of treatment and how to engage troubled young people in services.
Researchers Outline Effective Strategies to Prevent Teen Depression and Suicide
Untreated depression is one of the leading causes of teen suicide, and signs of depression can also be a warning that a teen is contemplating suicide. In an article published this week in the quarterly journal The Prevention Researcher, University of Cincinnati researchers are describing how positive connections can help offset these tragedies.
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Even Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Can Affect a Child's IQ
Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child's IQ, according to a new study led by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Oxford using data from over 4,000 mothers and their children in the Children of the 90s study (ALSPAC) and published November 14 in PLOS ONE.