Sunday, March 17, 2013

Germanna, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board sign agreement to ease, expand student access to mental health services

Germanna Community College President David A. Sam and Ronald W. Branscome, Executive Director of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board [RACSB], have signed a Memorandum of Agreement "to facilitate coordination of care between the two entities, to expand the array of psychiatric services available to students at GCC; to develop procedures for the management of mental health crises." ”
"This agreement will help our counseling staff provide better crisis intervention and referral service to students in need of mental health assessment and treatment. I'’m looking forward to working closely with RACSB staff to develop a plan to address mental health crisis and provide access to the RACSB Emergency Services Program,"” said Pam Frederick, Germanna Dean of Student Development. According to RACSB Executive Director Ron Branscome, “"RACSB has enjoyed numerous opportunities to collaborate with Germanna over the years. We are pleased to formalize our partnership. We want to ensure that GCC students have immediate and easy access to local, public mental health services." Founded in 1970, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) provides public mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, prevention and early intervention services to the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. RACSB operates six outpatient clinics that provide therapy; specialized counseling and case management services; psychological assessment; 24-hour crisis intervention; and medication management services. RACSB also offers mental health day support and residential services including crisis stabilization at The Sunshine Lady House for Mental Health Wellness & Recovery. To learn more, visit www.racsb.state.va.us.


1 comment:

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