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Fall Newsletter 2021

At Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services (JFBHS), staff training and professional development is a priority. Chief Operating Officer Marie Hyppolite, and Training Specialist John Holtkamp work diligently to ensure that the mental health services we provide are best-practice, safe, effective, and lead to improvements and desired outcomes for youth in need of psychiatric residential treatment services.

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Summer Newsletter 2021

Most of our residents have never been involved in a gardening experience. They’ve never felt the pleasure of watching seeds grow into lush plants or enjoyed the satisfaction of picking – and eating – ripe fruits and vegetables that they grew themselves. In this year-round program, students will participate in greenhouse projects and a hydroponic garden during the cooler months, and a conventional outdoor garden during warmer months. The produce grown will be used in our food occupation vocational training program in which students receive culinary training towards earning their ServSafe certification. It will also be used by our kitchen staff for meals.

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Spring Newsletter 2021

Moore’s prayer wall has been a tremendously positive addition to the spiritual program. Children often trace their handprint, post it on Moore’s prayer wall, and find reassurance knowing that when Moore sees it, she will pray for them. Moore also offers Life Guidance session to residents who wish to meet individually with her for spiritual advice and comfort.

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