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Task Force Launches Trauma Informed Care Initiative

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Task Force Launches Trauma Informed Care Initiative

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...

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New Video Highlights Task Force Inception, Current Projects

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Awareness, Events | Comments Off on New Video Highlights Task Force Inception, Current Projects

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...

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

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “A Summer Night Event” Brings Community Together, Raises Funds for the Task Force

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...

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

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Awareness, Events | Comments Off on Task Force Co-Hosts “Make It Ok” Event for Community Leaders in Amery

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...

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Osceola Community Health Foundation Presents Check to MHTF

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Osceola Community Health Foundation Presents Check to MHTF

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...

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SCRMC Offers Free Support Group

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SCRMC Offers Free Support Group

SCRMC Offers Free Support Group

A Grief Support Group is offered by the St Croix Regional Medical Center for people who have experienced grief or loss of a loved one. The group meets on Tuesdays, beginning March 11 through May 16, 2017 Two groups are offered; mornings from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, or evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meeting are held at the St Croix Regional Medical Center in St Croix Falls. The groups are facilitated by Dr. Kevin Schumann, SCRMC Chaplin. For pre-registration, questions or for more information, contact Kevin at 715.483.3261 ext 2016 or email at...

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Save the Date: Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk May 20

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Save the Date: Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk May 20

Save the Date: Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk May 20

The 2nd Annual Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk takes place Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Pine Park in Balsam Lake. The inaugural event last September was a huge success as an estimated 500 people attended in support of mental health and suicide prevention awareness in Polk County. Together, we raised more than $30,000 in support of the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County. The Polk County Suicide Awareness Walk  features a 5K walk, survivor memorials, mental health resources, a program, entertainment and more. All proceeds raised benefit...

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KAP Bowling Tournament a Success!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on KAP Bowling Tournament a Success!

KAP Bowling Tournament a Success!

Thank You Bowlers! Congratulations and thank you to the participants of the 2nd Annual Kevin Adam Prindle memorial bowling tournament, who raised $3500 for the Mental Health Task Force in support of  our programs and services.  The event took place November 5 and 6, at the Club 53 Bar and Bowling Center in Amery. Thank you to the Prindle family and the Club 53 for their great work to raise funds and awareness for mental health in Polk County.  ...

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Task Force Awarded Grant from United Way St Croix Valley

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Support | Comments Off on Task Force Awarded Grant from United Way St Croix Valley

The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County was recently awarded a grant by the United Way St Croix Valley’s Success by Six program. The vision for Success by Six is that All children in our communities by age six, with the strong support of family and community, will have the necessary physical, mental, emotional and social development to successfully grow and learn. The funding was granted in support of the Task Force’sHealthy Beginnings home-based program, which provides no-cost, mental health therapy for pre-K children and...

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SCRMC Presents Donation to the MHTF!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Support | Comments Off on SCRMC Presents Donation to the MHTF!

Donations help the Task Force Raise $6500 during GiveBIG Campaign The Mental Health Task Force of Polk County was the beneficiary of a generous donation of $2000 by the St Croix Regional Medical Center (SCRMC) during the 2016 giveBIG St Croix Valley fundraising event on April 26. Throughout this single day event, where people are encouraged to support their favorite nonprofit organizations by making online donations through the giveBIGscv.org website, the Task Force raised nearly $6500 in support of our programs and services! The Task Force...

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