Our next General Meeting is September 15, 2021
PowerPoints / Handout
SESSION:"IGNORING IT IS NOT AN OPTION: Mental Illness & Addiction among the Elderly Are a Growing Problem but One Worth Tackling"
SESSION DESCRIPTION: During this session, Shevel Mavins, a certified Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults with Later Life Issues instructor, will describe the nature & extent of the problem, why we must address it & how we can recognize & act to remediate it, both directly & through referrals.
Shevel Mavins is the founder of Addiction-Prevention, LLC, where she provides training on substance use, mental
health, and wellness. Also, she works as a social worker in Adult Services for the Department of Social Services, where she investigates cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults. The next 20 years of her career she worked as an addiction clinician and other behavioral health therapist. With her experience working in a dually diagnosed inpatient and outpatient treatment program, which lead her to work as a New York State Certified Education and Training Provider. She worked as a Family and Adolescent therapist in the Upstate New York school district. She also has experience working with the Federal Parole system, New York State Parole system, and the local criminal court for the prisoner re-entry programs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Le Monye College, attended Syracuse University’s dual graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling and School Counseling, and earned her master’s degree in counseling with specialization in addiction and mental health disorders from Capella University. Before moving to North Carolina, she started her career working as a therapist in a hospital in Upstate New York.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
JOIN OUR BOARD. The Partnership is actively recruiting two volunteers to collaborate with our Executive Board. We are pursuing advocates or professionals with elder adult expertise to serve on our Communications Chair Committee (1 seat). Diversity and inclusion are vital to our Partnership's mission to protect vulnerable adults. We are actively seeking individuals who can serve as a voice for minority and under-served populations as well as give a professional local perspective for these communities. Please email email@example.com if you are interested and we will connect with you.