Posts by Tom.Brock

Task Force Launches Trauma Informed Care Initiative

Posted on Oct 18, 2017

Task Force Launches Trauma Informed Care Initiative

New project due to funding from the United Way St Croix Valley The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County has received a grant from the United Way St Croix Valley to launch a new Trauma Informed Care (TIC) readiness program and to provide a series of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) community awareness presentations. The goal of the TIC initiative is to evaluate the extent of TIC awareness, training and implementation that has occurred in Polk County, to identify areas of need and opportunities for TIC implementation within schools and other organizations, and for the MHTF to serve as a...

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New Video Highlights Task Force Inception, Current Projects

Posted on Sep 29, 2017

The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County recently issued it’s first promotional video, featuring information on how the organization was founded, some of it’s first projects, current program and services, with an eye on the near future. The video was made possible through funding from the AnnMarie Foundation. Thank you to the Osceola Community Health Foundation for the use of the Healthy Beginnings footage. The Task Force will continue to offer new video snapshots that demonstrate our work throughout the next year. Thank you to Sheri Norgard, Kim Henningsgard, Mike Wilson and...

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“A Summer Night Event” Brings Community Together, Raises Funds for the Task Force

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

New Promotion Video Premiers at 2nd Annual Event   The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County’s second annual “A Summer Night” fundraising event was held August 24 at the Sawmill Pizza and Brew Shed in Clear Lake. More than 100 people attended the event, which featured a grand prize raffle for a custom designed quilt from Stephanie Lindholm. The event also included music from the Studebakers, a silent auction, appetizers from The Dalles House, and craft beer from Sawmill. $10,000 was raised during the event, proceeds that benefit the Mental Health Task Force of Polk...

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Task Force Co-Hosts “Make It Ok” Event for Community Leaders in Amery

Posted on May 12, 2017

Task Force Co-Hosts “Make It Ok” Event for Community Leaders in Amery

The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County along with the Amery Area Community Foundation, the St Croix Valley Foundation and Amery Hospital and Clinic, hosted a mental health community event on Thursday, May 11, at the Hungry Turtle Institute in Amery. The event featured a presentation by Peter VanDusartz, Director of Program Development at St Croix Valley Behavioral Health on “Make It Ok,” a public awareness campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses that works to change the hearts and minds of people about the misperceptions of mental illnesses through encouraging open...

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Osceola Community Health Foundation Presents Check to MHTF

Posted on Apr 3, 2017

Mental Health Task Force of Polk County Receives Proceeds from Osceola Community Health Foundation Gala Money Raised Benefits the Healthy Beginnings Early Childhood Mental Health Program (OSCEOLA, WI – April 3, 2017) The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County (MHTF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness for mental health and mental health services in Polk County, recently received a check for more than $30,000 from the Osceola Community Health Foundation (OCHF). The money was raised during the “Fund A Need” portion of OCHF’s annual Holiday Gala last December, through...

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