On March 22, 2023, the Behavioral Health Alliance of Rural Pennsylvania (BHARP) and Community Care Behavioral Health Organization held a recognition ceremony in Towanda, Pennsylvania, to celebrate CONCERN Towanda’s trauma re-certification.  This follows CONCERN’s participation in the North Central Trauma Informed Care Initiative and exemplary achievement in completing the program.

“It is so wonderful that CONCERN has earned the TICC redesignation!” said Lyndra J. Bills, MD, the Senior Medical Director of Community Care Behavioral Health.  “As an organization, CONCERN demonstrates its commitment to making sure that its team is trauma-informed and that it will continue in its effort to provide trauma-informed and trauma-specific treatment to people they serve.”

The providers involved in the 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.



Left to right:

Laurie Donovan, Administrative Assistant, CONCERN

Erin Bright, School-Based Outpatient Clinical Therapist, CONCERN

Sally Walker, CEO, BHARP

Jalina Reinmann, Clinical Therapist, CONCERN

Dori Wood, Crisis Case Manager, CONCERN

Kami Carpenter, Clinical Supervisor, CONCERN

Tanya Jones, Vice President, CONCERN

Jenny Bowen, Northern Tier Region Director, CONCERN

Samantha Rowan, North Central Program Manager, CONCERN


Photo credit: BHARP