Therapist presents at mental health conference

Therapist presents at mental health conference

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Whats-new | 0 comments

Erica Gray, a therapist in the Family Treatment Program (FTP), recently travelled to Winnipeg to present at the second annual CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg conference. The theme of this year’s conference was bridging mental health and addiction supports. She was part of a panel called “Lessons Learned – Success and Challenges in Family Based Care.”

Erica at the conference

Erica at the conference

Erica presented on family work, focusing on three components: the need for collaboration of all family members, flexibility in providing services, and engagement for each family member in both the individual treatment plan and the family treatment plan. She also discussed the importance of ensuring that families are engaged in program development, and the desire to have families involved in sharing feedback regarding the treatment facility’s practices and policies.

To drive home her points, she was able to share stories of success and challenges from the families involved in the FTP.

“One of the reasons why doing events like this is important is that it’s a way to collaborate with a national organization – the Canadian Mental Health Association – and bring exposure to the way Ranch Ehrlo does family work at a provincial conference,” Erica said of her reasons for agreeing to present.

“There was also an opportunity for learning about new trends in mental health and addiction, while sharing best practices associated with family work,” she continued. “We were able to gain learning opportunities and connections to other agencies that are working to better support individuals and families in mental health and addictions.”

 

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Dealing with stress

Dealing with stress

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Our blog | 0 comments

No matter who you are; child, teen, adult, or somewhere in between – stress is a part of life. Luckily, there are folks like counsellor Dave Wiebe at Ehrlo Counselling Service (ECS) who can teach us a little about how to deal with our stress before it becomes too much!

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What do you meme?

What do you meme?

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Our blog | 0 comments

Co-written blog by Cheyenne and Trudy
Trudy BoschcheyenneFor the uninitiated, a meme is defined as a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

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Winter lesson

Winter lesson

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Our blog | 0 comments

Submitted by Faron Potts, supervisor at Imperial Ehrlo Early Learning Center

Sometimes the best lessons are the ones that can’t be planned. During the frigid temperatures in January, our staff turned a discussion about the weather into a very cool science experiment.

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New VP of clinical services

New VP of clinical services

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Whats-new | 0 comments

Ranch Ehrlo is welcoming a new but familiar face to the executive team and saying goodbye to another.

Linda

Linda

Linda Meyer, the vice president of clinical services, will be retiring at the end of May. Linda began at Ranch Ehrlo in 1989 as a unit manager. Over her 27-year career, Linda has held several key leadership positions within the agency, most recently, vice-president of clinical services. Regardless of her position, Linda’s commitment to the mission and vision of the organization was apparent.

“While we share in Linda’s happiness as she embarks on this new adventure, we will miss her strong and steadfast leadership at the Ranch,” commented Andrea Brittin, Ranch Ehrlo CEO.

Bree

Bree

Effective June 1st, Bree Fiissel will be joining the executive team as the new vice president of clinical services. Bree has spent the last 23 years working in the residential, clinical, and community programs at Ranch Ehrlo, and for the past ten years has been a clinical director, leading, developing, managing, and implementing both community and residential clinical services.

Andrea added, “Bree has strong leadership experience in all aspects of fiscal and strategic management and has demonstrated ability to form collaborative relationships. She has a solution-focused, strengths-based leadership style that will position her well for success in this role.”

Bree started at the agency as a frontline youth care worker.

“Working in that role was truly influential to my career development and professional growth,” she said.

Twenty-three years later, we are welcoming Bree to the vice president role.

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