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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010 Hidalgo County Health Consortium's O'ommu00n ty Resouree Plreetory For more information regarding the Health Consortium of Hidalgo County, email: t-wm00x00 Or. call: (575) 542-3941 II Ikffll I00esouroes ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,, ,,,,,,,,,, , , w Bootheel Youth Association: (575)542-3941 BYA offers various activities, leadership opportunities, work and volunteer experiences, and various counseling/support services for youth ages 12-18. Hidalgo County DWI Program: (575)542-3949 Works with schools and partners with other organizations to teach prevention Various curricula are taught in grades 1-12throughout the year. Speakers are brought ir] and also collaborates with other community entities to bring prevention conferences and activities to schools. Also works with DWI offenders to ensure that they complete all of their sanctions such as DWI school, screening, community service, interlock, and treatment. Works with underage drinkers and provides alcohol awareness c/asses and com- munity service oversight. Children's Medical Services: (575)388.9374 Provides services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disabling conditions in children. Hidalgo Medical Services: (575)542.8384 HMS is a rnedicalldentallmental health clinic that offers medical services at a low cost It runs on a sliding fee that is based on individual or family ncome. The sliding fee is based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone is able to receive services at this office. Mental Health Services are also available five days a week in Spanish as well as English A. School-based Health Clinic : (575)542.3392 The School Based Health Clinic offers medical and mental health services, Many students will qualify for Medicaid, and assistance enrolling will be provided. Medical services are available three days a week, and Mental Health Services are available two days a week. B. Promotora Program: (575)542.8384 Community health lay-workers available to educate citizens regarding health issues and to assist health services. La Vida diabetes support groups meet on the last Wednesday of each month and are for diabetics and their families. Education classes for diabetics are also offered every couple months. Parenting education classes. Hidalgo Public Health Office: (575)542-9391 Provides health related services ,Educational Programs, Presentations and screemngs to Hidalgo County residents. Border Area Mental Health Services (Outpatient and Prevention): (575)542-9477 Licensed community mental health center providing a wide range of outpatient services. Intensive out-patient substance abuse serwces. Telephone and walk-in crisis interven- tion. A. Kokopelli: (575)542-3304 The Kokopelli program is for individuals who wish to free themselves from addictions and want to take control of their lives again It focuses on lifestyle changes, relapse pre- vention skills training, dependency education, family involvement, and healthy peer supports. B. Border Area Mental Health Services.Family Stabilization: (575)542.3304 Facts About Moth Contributed by Patricia Saucedo, Preventio. ape. cialit. Border Area Mn|al Health Services P' Methamphetamine, also known as moth, is a stimulant drug. I Moth is extremely addictive. Some people report feeling" addicted" to moth after using it only a few times. , Side effects of using moth may include high fevers, stomach cramps and weight loss. . Moth is frequently made in small home labs using toxic chem- icals such as battery acid or drain cleaner. )'.When people become addicted to moth, their families, friends, school or work may become less important than the drug. P' There are no medications avail- able to treat moth addiction, but treatment programs and support groups can help a person stop using the drug. BAMHS Family Stabilization Services is a time-limited intensive therapeutic and supportive intervention delivered to the client(s) in their home or another location that is a natural setting for family intervention This service is intended for children and adolescents under the age of 21 and their families to prevent an out-of-home placement. These services are designed to strengthen and preserve families by providing needs driven, comprehensive integrated approaches to services. Services include: situation management, environmental assessm'ent, interventions to improve individual and family interactions, skill training, self and family management, and coordination and linkage with other services and support. Successful Parenting By Melody R/chins, HMS Educator, Program Coordinator The most successful parents do 5 simple things: Set and enforce limits, giving choices within those limits Hold their children accountable for their own behavior V Model behavior they want their children to copy Are consistent Do all the above in a loving, respectful way Tips for Parents: l. Build on the Positive *Praise your child for positive behavior *Share your values with your child *Model good choices in the way you live 2. Be Involved in Your Child' Life *Know where your child is at all times *Get to know your child's friends and their parents *Have dinner together every night: Turn off the TV and listen to your child 3. Set Limits & Clear Rules *Set specific consequences with your child & stick to them *Don't make excuses for your child's behavior *Be consistent 00,00uieide Vreve,tio. Warning Ta!king-abott threats* Raking suicide plans* by a friend or ous suicide S Prolon. changes* Takil Stockpiling pi family or frier with a 7 ;'dernic : school* . :, too mu, Agora Crisis Line: 1-866-435-7166 CALL: 00Other F, esourees Ena Mitchell Senior Citizens Center: (575)542.9414 Activities meals, transportation for senior citizens of Hidalgo County Sunshine Haven Nursing Home: (575)542-3539 Skilled nursing care. Hidalgo County Cooperative Extension Office: (575)542-9291 Cooperative Extension services and programs: 4-H programs, Home Economics, I CAN Nutrition Education & Agriculture Education. A list of programs is available upon requeSt. Hidalgo County Learning Center: (575)542-3315 Contact the Learning Center for information on training programs, WNMU admissions class registration, degree planning, financial aid, GED classes, and GED testing. HELP NM HEAD START PROGRAM: (575)542-9678 Lordsburg Child Development Center provides services to preschool children, as well as for infants and toddlers. Children who attend our program partici- pate n a variety of educational activities, receive medical/dental care, eaJ healthy meals/snacks and enjoy playing indoors/outdoors in a safe, clean and nurturing setting. Hidalgo County Youth Services: (575)542-9895 The Hidalgo County Youth Services offers second school courses, an alternative program, GED classes, tutorials, occupational training, leadership act/v/- ties, paid work experience, volunteer experience, counselinglmentoring, and use of support services. The program serves youth from the ages of 14.21. Women, Infants, and Children Program: (575)542.9391 For those who qualify financially, and are New Mexico residents, WIC provides coupons for various food staples such as milk, cheese, eggs, beans. cerea, frozen juice and baby formula. WIC also provides nutrition and breastfeeding information. El Refugio: (888)538-2125 Work with youth and families to resolve the issue of abuse/neglect. Children, Youth, and Families: (575)542.9896 Work with youth and famili(s to resolve the issue of abuse/neglect. El Refugio provides services to victims of domestic violence. 24 hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter and transportation to the Silver City shelter, transitional housing, support groups, case management, and victim advocacy, are all services offered. McKnney Vento Homeless Education: (S75)542.9361 Uses community resources to aid in removing barriers to education for children and families who qualify for the program. Requirements include: Doubled up families due to economic problems, unaccompanied youth, people living in places not meant as dwellings, substandard housing. .................................................. /i/l/Ill .......................... Article contributed by: Violeta Blanca Jaure LMHC, LADAC, HMS Therapist, Lordsburg, NM The topic of suicide can bring up a variety of emotions including fear, sadness, grief, confusion. Our small community has been affected numerous times by this tragic occurrence and the ripple effect can be felt throughout our homes, schools and work places. How can we as parents, teachers, friends and family members be more effective as well as .supportive of those who may be considering suicide as a viable option? How can suicide be prevented? How do we deal with the feelings that come up for each of us When talking about suicide or when dealing with the loss of someone in our community? These are all questions that are of great concern for each of us especially those of us who have been directly affected by suicide. Being a support to someone who is threatening suicide can be an emotional roller coaster in which one can feel extreme helplessness and a loss of control. It is important to stay focused and calm during this time. Show a high degree of empathy and if a threat is being made take it seriously and attempt to get the individual to a health professional as soon as possible. A primary way to show support is to reach out to others if you don't know what to do. It is a painful realization that if the warning signs were identified sooner, and if reaching out had occurred, a life may have been saved. Some of the warning signs to look for include: talking about dying, making final arrangements or a suicide PLAN, as made a recent or prevxous ATTEMPT or if a friend or family member have attempted or gone through with suicide. If you feel someone you know is thinking about suicide and has a plan it is time to seek help ;mmediately. An important phenomenon to be aware of in our community is suicide clusters or suicide contagion. This occurs when one suicide appears to have a contagious effect and lead to additional suicides. This affect is not only limited to a suicide in the community but may also be in onjunction with media influence. When dealing with a loss it is important to recognize the feelings of grief that accompany that loss. Taking care of onself physically, mentally and emotionally when dealing with this will lead to increased personal growth and ability to function more effectively in fe. Family members who care ,fr those who are depressed, suicidal, and anxious essentially need to pay extra attention to caring for themselveek.m help when needed. Don t hesitate to take care of yourself and reach out, asking for help when needed. If you are contemplating suicide RUT to someone, ask for help. For additional information or if you are in need of services please refer to the arious resources available to you:he '''':" National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK National Crisis Line: 1-800-784-2433 1-866-314-6841 Spanish Speaking: 1-800-784-2432 or 1-888-920-6333 On the Web: (American Association of Suicidology) (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) (Suicide Prevention Resource Center) U.S, Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office: Lordsburg Police Department: New Mexico State Police: Immigration and Naturalization: Emergency/Ambulance: *non-emergency/Fire Marshal: (575) 542-8827 (575) 542-3504 (575) 542-9660 (575) 542-3221 911 (575) 542-8272 Hidalgo County Fire Department: (575) 542-8212 Animas Volunteer Fire Department: (575) 548-2323 Cotton City Volunteer Fire Department: (575) 548-2552 Lordsburg Volunteer Fire Department: (575) 542-9261 Rodeo Volunteer Fire Department: (575) 557-2430