The MySandyHookFamily website is intended to serve as a singular place of sharing, communication, and contact with the families of those who lost their lives that day. MySandyHookFamily.org allows us, … Read more >
Newtown Bee, Eliza Hallaback
Newtown High School students involved in Unified Sports and Best Buddies recently teamed up to run the school’s annual campaign to “Ban the ‘R’ Word.”
The NHS Best Buddies chapter fosters friendships between high school students and students with special needs, and the Unified Sports program offers competitive sports opportunities for special needs students and assistance by partners, some of whom are traditional high school athletes.
The NHS Best Buddies and Unified Sports program first teamed up to “Spread the word to end the word” last school year, but the campaign has been an annual one at the school for the Best Buddies group. Read More Here
RESCHEDULED due to Storm
New date: Thursday, February 9th
10:00am – 12:00pm
28 Trades Lane, Newtown, CT 06470
The Newtown Center for Support and Wellness sponsors an event for providers:
Insurance Billing Expert
- Over 15 years of experience in the industry with particular focus on therapy providers in the Newtown area
- Insurance Billing Coordinator for a Newtown based mental health agency for over 3 years
- Expert in practice management/claims denials/credentialing
- Increased profitability of practices by 10 to 50% in one year
Topics to be covered
- Overview of the different insurance companies
- How to get paneled with insurance companies and what to do if request is denied
- Importance of insurance and benefit verifications including EAPs and HSAs
- Pointers regarding claims submission and denied claims
- How to ensure that you are using codes wisely for maximum reimbursement
- How to effectively manage the authorization process
PLEASE CALL (203) 270-4612 TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
Newtown Center For Support And Wellness Now Fully Staffed
Published: November 8, 2016- John Voket
After an extended transition and addition of two additional grant-funded workers, the Newtown Center for Support and Wellness (NCSW) is now fully staffed and ready to deliver expanded services beyond the many individuals who believe they are suffering direct or latent post-traumatic effects of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Under the leadership of Director Jennifer Crane, MS, MFT, the four-member NCSW team is currently supporting hundreds of resident referrals, including one client who is just 4 years old, and another who is 84.
“The center aims to be the single point of entry for wellness resources providing hands-on services for Newtown residents,” Ms Crane told The Newtown Bee. “I believe that life is already difficult enough; if we can connect clients with the necessary resources, then it is my hope that no one feels alone.”
Funded by the town, Praxiar, Newtown Sandy Hook Community Foundation, and federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants, the center also employs community care navigator Corinne Ofgang, MS, CMHC; marriage and family therapist Valerie Le Cann Jones, LMFT; and victim care navigator Tricia Pinto, an attorney whose son, Jack, was killed on 12/14. http://newtownbee.com/newtown-center-for-support-and-wellness-now-fully-staffed/
Forum was held October 5, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
In order for Newtown to respond and protect its residents from the growing threat posed by Connecticut’s opioid epidemic, community leaders agree that issues related to abuse and addiction need to be brought out into the public, be acknowledged for the disease it is, and be destigmatized in order for users and their loved ones to get the education and support they need to overcome their challenges.
This was the consensus of a dozen community leaders who gathered on International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, to share information and plan definitive action — most immediately, a community forum. That forum will be at 7 pm, October 5, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
A panel of speakers will speak candidly about their experiences and provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions, as well as voice their thoughts and concerns.
During the preliminary planning meeting August 31, the group reviewed current local efforts and intentions and also heard from David Fiellin, MD, professor of medicine and public health at Yale University School of Medicine. He is among a select group of partners developing the Connecticut Opioid Response (CORE) Initiative. Read More Here