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Manager of CWIN Recruitment

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council seeks a Manager of CWIN

Position Description

The Manager of CWIN (Children with Intensive Needs) supports the continuum of care which introduces and recommends effective services and supports for children and adolescents with behavioral and health disorders and their families with increased availability focused to the Spanish-speaking communities. Though the Collaboration Council does not provide direct services, the Manager of CWIN is responsible for utilizing a coordinated network of available resources that will integrate care planning and management across multiple levels and which are culturally and linguistically competent and build meaningful partnerships with families and youth at service delivery, management and policy levels. For complete details and how to submit your cover letter with salary requirements and resume click here.

Position open until filled.

A word from our Prevention Coordinator on Opioids

According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 130 Americans die from an opioid related overdose every day. Opioids, a class of drugs that act on nerve cells in the brain and nervous system to relax the body and relieve pain, are often described as licit (e.g. prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine), illicit (e.g. heroin) and synthetic (e.g. man-made drugs such as methadone, fentanyl, tramadol). Synthetic opioids are manufactured using man-made chemicals rather than natural ingredients, resulting most times in higher potency. A drug that is considered highly potent requires only a small amount to give the desired effect. Click here to read more

Dangers of Vaping that Parents and Students Should Know

Reposting from The Montgomery County Paperless Airplane Newsletter
October 23, 2018

Dangers of Vaping that Parents and Students Should Know

The principal of Winston Churchill High School Brandice C. Heckert reached out to inform the school community on the dangers of vaping. Heckert indicated that vaping is on the rise and it is important to address the issue at both schools and at home.

Suicide is in the headlines once more – Let’s talk about it

EveryMind Crisis Prevention and Intervention specialists are available by phone, text and chat every hour of every day, and knowing that will save lives. The community can also look to EveryMind for mental health professionals who are prepared to talk about warning signs and ways that we all can help to prevent suicide from ending lives far too soon. Every suicide is a tragic loss, but when a public figure takes their own life, the ripples are felt by so many. Kate Spade’s passing earlier this week and Anthony Bourdain’s passing today are only two of the more than 7301 people who die by suicide each week and nearly 105 each day in America alone. Suicide can be prevented and YOU can help. You do not need to be a mental health professional, you can simply be a caring friend, neighbor and fellow human being. If you think someone may be considering suicide you can: ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, BE THERE, HELP THEM CONNECT and FOLLOW UP. For more information:
  • Call or Text Montgomery County Hotline: 301.738.2255
  • Chat: Crisis Prevention Chat:
  • Call: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255


Have you been infected by stigma? . In Montgomery County residents with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse diagnoses can receive the help they need through these and other programs:

County Offers Free Training on Medication Used to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Residents concerned about a friend or family member with an opioid addiction are invited to attend a free training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses with the use of Naloxone, a prescription medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.  The two-hour training will be offered:
  • Monday, April 9, 1 – 3 p.m.
          8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring
  • Tuesday, April 10, 5 – 7 p.m.
          401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville
  • Tuesday, April 24, 5 – 7 p.m.
          401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville Participants who complete the training will receive a free Naloxone kit.  Tips on overdose prevention and resources detailing local and national resources will be provided. The training is free, but registration is required.  Call Erin Fashion at 240-777-4538 or Tiffaney Hall at 240-777-4704 to register.

Tips for helping your children during times of distress.

Everymind. of Montgomery County  has put together  some tips for having these difficult conversations:
  • Find an appropriate time and location
  • Initiate the conversation
  • Remember that age matters
  • Listen Authentically
  • Agree to Disagree
  • Be Aware of Signs of Distress
  • Take Care of Yourself
Read about these and other tips on their blog.  

Community Assessment Manager Position Available

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families
January 2018

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council is the keeper of Montgomery County, Maryland’s community well-being indicators for children, youth, and families. Built to translate the vision of the Children’s Agenda results into action, these measures are key to tracking progress over time, focusing attention on areas of need, and aligning collective impact initiative’s strategies and policymaking.

The Collaboration Council is seeking a full-time Community Assessment Manager to maintain these indicators of well-being, lead community-level needs assessments, and support the organization’s involvement in collective impact initiatives.

For complete details and how to submit your cover letter with salary requirements and resume click here: Community Assessment Manager Job Description. Position open until filled.

Everymind’s Mental Health Resource Guide

Mental health is defined by the World Health Organization as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.  That state of being mentally healthy exists along a continuum and for some can vary widely day to day. 

Here in Montgomery County, EveryMind has developed this printable guide of local and national resources, hotlines, support groups and other resources that provide mental health support.  It is available on the Everymind website.

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