Once you have met with the intake staff, they will be a resource for you until you are admitted. Our Intake Coordinators will work with you to coordinate with any necessary agencies including probation, child protection services, etc. for the services to be provided at Wayside and to advocate on your behalf. The staff will also make other recommendations to you and provide you with resources to support you until you enter Wayside.
While waiting to enter treatment you can also begin working with a Peer Recovery Specialist. This individual can provide support to you during the time between deciding to get help to entering treatment They can provide emotional support, talk about recovery and help you in any ways to get ready for treatment. You can also take advantage of Wayside’s Education Series which provides information on the services provided by Wayside and help you understand better what to expect.
If we are not able to place you immediately into treatment there are still ways you can begin to prepare. Here are some first steps you can take:
Women entering Family Treatment can ask for pre-engagement services with a Recovery Coach
Mental Health Support and Suicide Line
Prevent an Opioid Overdose
If you currently use Opioids, you can get Naloxone (brand name Narcan) over the counter at CVS pharmacies. If you are overdosing, you can self-administer this medication or have someone else administer it for you. Then call 911.
As professionals, we are exposed to stress and trauma each day. Clients come to us for help and share with us extreme pain and shame. We must know how to deal with it, dissipate it and be balanced. In this presentation, we will discuss how the brain processes stress, review the self-care wheel, and implement the three principles to diffuse secondary trauma.