Danville, PA – On October 25, 2022, the Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP) and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (CCBH) held a recognition ceremony in Danville, Pennsylvania, to celebrate CMSU-Outpatient Recovery Services’ trauma certification.  This follows CMSU’s participation in the North Central Trauma Informed Care Initiative and exemplary achievement in completing the program.

At the time, Mary Lyn Cadman, CMSU BH/DS administrator, said, “It is my honor and pleasure to accept the Trauma Informed Care Center designation on behalf of CMSU Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.  The agency has worked diligently to comply with the requirements to earn this designation.  We are committed to maintain the policies and practices necessary to ensure each consumer receiving our services feels heard and respected.  Our many thanks to BHARP and CCBH for their support and technical assistance throughout this process.  Our many thanks to all the CMSU staff who have participated in trainings, workgroups and committee meetings to accomplish this task.”

CMSU BH/DS stands for Columbia, Montour, Snyder, Union Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

The providers involved in this program work to achieve expertise in trauma informed care, which involves trauma-specific treatment for individuals.  They also create a trauma informed care culture within their organization.  Additionally, one of their other goals is to successfully promote safety for staff and individuals within the program.

If you would like more information on BHARP or the North Central Trauma Informed Care Initiative, please contact Brenda Fry at bfry@bharp.org.

In this photo:

Left to right:

Jennifer Willier, Care Manager, Community Care Behavioral Health

Renee Deitz, Clinic RN, CMSU BH/DS

Wes Thomas, Deputy Administrator, CMSU BH/DS

Mary Lyn Cadman, Administrator, CMSU BH/DS

Sally Walker, CEO, BHARP

Taylor Clark, Director Outpatient Services, CMSU BH/DS

Felicia Stehley, Regional Director-NorthCentral, Community Care Behavioral Health

Michele Magda, Assoc Clinical Manager, Community Care Behavioral Health

Photo credit: BHARP