Lenape Valley Foundation names new board of directors members

Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) has announced the election of two new members to its board of directors. They are:

  • Karen J. Babik, Ph.D. of Doylestown – former Director, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations and Education of The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Philadelphia.

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Neurofeedback gains approval as a treatment for ADD & ADHD

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Neurofeedback has recently been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics for the treatment of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Why is this important? Up until this past November, the primary treatment for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD was stimulant medication.

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Neurofeedback helps at any age

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Marge (not her real name) was a perky, attractive middle-aged woman. She was independent and wanted to stay on the top of her game. She enjoyed her job and felt good about having a meaningful lifestyle. Stress with family situations and job demands were causing her to feel overwhelmed as she tried to keep a positive attitude and maintain balance. Unavoidably, she found herself worrying and developing a depressed mood, making her routine seem burdensome.

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Lenape Valley Foundation offering mental health first aid training

Lenape Valley Foundation is offering a training course for Mental Health First Aid Certification on Wednesday, March 26th, from 8:00am to 4:30pm, at their headquarters located at 500 N. West Street, Doylestown. This training is made possible through a grant from the Bucks County Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs.

Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an interactive course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and gives an overview of common treatments.

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Passing grades with neurofeedback

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Steve (not his real name) struggled with maintaining academic success and keeping his life in order with good choices. In trying to manage the responsibilities and pressures of college, he frequently found himself making poor choices. Socially, he was unable to maintain positive relationships. He could not seem to come out of the spiral. As he stumbled with keeping on track with his academic goals, he kept falling back into the same self-defeating behaviors.

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Lenape Valley Foundation

The staff members of Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) have provided compassionate assistance and hope to thousands of children, adults, and families in Bucks County for over half a century. The mission of LVF is “To partner with members of our community encountering mental health, substance use, intellectual or developmental challenges as they pursue their personal aspirations and an enhanced quality of life.”

LVF has excelled in its ability to provide a comprehensive behavioral health system for our Bucks County neighbors and friends by offering more than 30 high-quality programs. By offering services related to crisis, clinical, case management, rehabilitation and residential programs, just to name a few, LVF provides comprehensive resources critical to those individuals with mental illness, substance use issues, intellectual or developmental disabilities.

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Lenape Valley Foundation

The staff members of Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) have provided compassionate assistance and hope to thousands of children, adults, and families in Bucks County for over half a century. The mission of LVF is “To partner with members of our community encountering mental health, substance use, intellectual or developmental challenges as they pursue their personal aspirations and an enhanced quality of life.”

LVF has excelled in its ability to provide a comprehensive behavioral health system for our Bucks County neighbors and friends by offering more than 30 high-quality programs. By offering services related to crisis, clinical, case management, rehabilitation and residential programs, just to name a few, LVF provides comprehensive resources critical to those individuals with mental illness, substance use issues, intellectual or developmental disabilities.

These individuals and their families have found hope, a renewed spirit, a revived sense of dignity, and the opportunity to live a full and productive life by joining with LVF on their journey to recovery.

For more information visit www.lenapevf.org or call 215-345-5300. For crisis services, call 215-345-2273 for Central Bucks or 215-785-9765 for Lower Bucks. LVF also offers Mobile Crisis Services.

LVF will hold its Annual Golf Outing at Doylestown Country Club on Monday, June 9th. For more information call Suzanne Rhodeside, Community Relations Director, at 267-893-5280.

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