Resource – Web Link http://web-link.biz/ Thu, 19 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://web-link.biz/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Resource – Web Link http://web-link.biz/ 32 32 Renewal of Urbana School Resource Officers on City Council | Courts-police-firefighters https://web-link.biz/renewal-of-urbana-school-resource-officers-on-city-council-courts-police-firefighters/ Thu, 19 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://web-link.biz/renewal-of-urbana-school-resource-officers-on-city-council-courts-police-firefighters/ URBANA — After close approval from the Urbana school board, the district school resource officer contract is headed to the city council. Aldermen will also vote on the deal because, unlike the last three-year contract — where the district paid in full for an Urbana officer to be assigned full-time to its middle and high […]]]>

URBANA — After close approval from the Urbana school board, the district school resource officer contract is headed to the city council.

Aldermen will also vote on the deal because, unlike the last three-year contract — where the district paid in full for an Urbana officer to be assigned full-time to its middle and high schools — the city is expected to cover 25% cost this time around.

Mayor Diane Marlin hopes to put the item on the city council’s agenda by the June 21 meeting, 10 days before the start of the intergovernmental agreement.

“I hope it passes,” she said Tuesday. “It is extremely important for our schools.

The school board voted 4-3 to keep the officers on for another three years. The agreement is nearly the same, aside from additions calling for officers to serve as “liaison(s) between the school district and the Urbana Police Department” and to take the lead whenever a weapon is discovered. by the high school’s newly installed metal detectors.

The first year of the deal will cost the district $270,000.

“I really appreciate the city helping us, seeing the great need and helping us financially,” school board member Brenda Carter said after the vote.

Before the district transitioned to its two-officer model in 2019, the city fully paid a part-time officer for all schools.

“The city is absolutely committed to this program,” said acting police chief Richard Surles. “We have been committed to this for three decades. We believe that an (intergovernmental agreement) is appropriate to move forward.

The vote came around the fifth hour of Tuesday night’s board meeting, after nearly three hours of discussion about the future of Urbana’s bilingual Spanish elementary education program, which pushed back the rest of the agenda.

Board members who voted “no” to keep school resource officers — Lara Orr, Ravi Hasanadka and Anne Hall — each questioned whether the district’s data on the program paints a clear enough picture to renew the contract.

Orr suggested shortening the agreement to one year to “strengthen” the district’s success metrics for the program.

“Part of what we’re ensuring and part of what we’re trying to accommodate by making more clear measurements and metrics is that, yes, technically they’re not our employees, but we put a lot of responsibility and confidence that if these particular SROs are not in our buildings, we can have the same level of accountability,” she said.

The survey data presented by the district at the last board meeting focused on whether staff and students supported the current officers — Michelle Robinson in middle school and Chad Burnett in high school — not whether they supported the program in its whole.

Although the high school survey, which got responses from 158 students and 101 staff, showed overwhelming support for Burnett, Hasanadka implored the district for more specific and robust data in the poll.

“Do a better job with the polls if you want this to pass in the future,” he said.

Just before the vote, Hall read a prepared statement detailing his opposition to the program.

“I have not seen any kind of tested and generalized data, beyond the anecdotal, that shows that a police presence – however benevolent it is intentionally – has a proven effect in reducing violence or increased safety in all schools in general, and in Urbana schools specifically,” she said. “I will continue to request this information.”

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Fact Sheet: Helping Families Find Formula During Formula Shortage https://web-link.biz/fact-sheet-helping-families-find-formula-during-formula-shortage/ Tue, 17 May 2022 02:04:35 +0000 https://web-link.biz/fact-sheet-helping-families-find-formula-during-formula-shortage/ See in Spanish: HOJA INFORMATIVA: Ayudando a familias a encontrar leche de fórmula Durante la escasez de leche infantil To address infant formula shortages following Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall of certain powdered infant formula, the Biden-Harris administration is working to ensure infant formula is safe and available to families across the country. Yesterday, President Biden […]]]>

See in Spanish: HOJA INFORMATIVA: Ayudando a familias a encontrar leche de fórmula Durante la escasez de leche infantil

To address infant formula shortages following Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall of certain powdered infant formula, the Biden-Harris administration is working to ensure infant formula is safe and available to families across the country. Yesterday, President Biden spoke with retailers and manufacturers including Walmart, Target, Reckitt and Gerber to discuss ways to get more formula quickly and safely onto store shelves. He also announced a series of actions, including cutting red tape on the types of formulas parents can buy, calling on the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to crack down on price gouging and unfair marketing practices, and by increasing the supply of formulas thanks to an increase in imports.

Through these efforts, manufacturers have increased production by 30-50%, bringing total production today above pre-recall levels with a different mix of products and sizes now available on the market. Yet it is clear that too many families continue to experience difficulty obtaining infant formula, especially families of approximately 5,000 infants as well as older children and adults with rare metabolic diseases who rely on specialized formula .

If you are having trouble finding formula milk easily, please see the following resources that may help:

Manufacturer Direct Lines

  • Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: Contact a Certified Nutrition or Lactation Consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat or video call, who can help identify a similar formula that may be more readily available
  • Abbott Consumer Helpline: Call 1-800-986-8540
  • Abbott Rush Product Request Line: Ask your gynecologist or baby’s pediatrician to submit an Rush Product Request by downloading and completing the form
  • Reckitt Customer Service: Call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123)

Community Resources

  • Locate the Community Action Agency (CAA) nearest you. Your neighborhood CAA may be able to provide you with formula or put you in touch with local agencies that have formula in stock.
  • United Way’s 2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1 to be connected with a United Way-affiliated Community Resource Specialist who may be able to help you identify food pantries and other local charitable sources of formula for infants and baby food.
  • Feed America: Call your local food bank to see if they have formula and other supplies in stock.
  • Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA): Some HMBANA-accredited milk banks distribute donated breast milk to mothers in need; please note that some may require a prescription from a healthcare professional. Find an HMBANA accredited milk bank.

Families eligible for WIC

  • Contact your local WIC office to identify or obtain additional sources of infant formula nearby.

General tips

  • Call your OBGYN or pediatrician to see if they have samples in the office or can suggest a similar formula that may be more readily available in stores and is nutritionally similar to your typical infant formula.
  • You should do not diluting formula, trying to make formula at home, or using infant formula. Don’t throw away formula unless it’s expired or is part of the recall. Check your formula’s batch code to see if it was affected by the recall or not.
  • You can find more advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Suicide prevention among firefighters, objective of a joint project https://web-link.biz/suicide-prevention-among-firefighters-objective-of-a-joint-project/ Sun, 15 May 2022 00:34:00 +0000 https://web-link.biz/suicide-prevention-among-firefighters-objective-of-a-joint-project/ A large forestry company is partnering with a non-profit organization to help reduce mental health and suicide risks for wildland firefighters. PORTLAND, Ore. — A large Pacific Northwest logging company is partnering with a nonprofit that helps with the mental health and suicide risk of firefighters. With financial assistance from lumber giant Weyerhaeuser, the Firefighter […]]]>

A large forestry company is partnering with a non-profit organization to help reduce mental health and suicide risks for wildland firefighters.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A large Pacific Northwest logging company is partnering with a nonprofit that helps with the mental health and suicide risk of firefighters.

With financial assistance from lumber giant Weyerhaeuser, the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) has established an online behavioral health resource specifically for wildland firefighters. And the need is greater than ever.

Increasingly, wildfires that once burned in the wild are reaching our communities. This adds to the behavioral health stress of the men and women fighting these fires, according to FBHA founder Jeff Dill.

“So now wildland firefighters are dealing with the trauma and the tragedy of people and their lives,” Dill said.

RELATED: How to prepare your property for another high-risk wildfire season in Oregon

We have seen a lot of that in the West. The last few years have been particularly brutal.

In 2020, the Almeda Fire in southern Oregon wiped out hundreds of homes. At the same time, the Beachie Creek Fire scorched Santiam Canyon, taking small towns with it. The Beachie Creek fire killed at least five people, while the Almeda killed three.

Jessica Dally is now a forester with Weyerhaeuser, but she was in her third year as an Oregon Forest Department firefighter in 2020.

“And so I’m kind of here to bring this empirical view from a firefighter side of what it’s cost mental health,” Dally said in an interview with KGW. “Because I saw it in the faces of my crew as we walked through our homes and our communities and saw the devastation.”

“The trauma of seeing the devastation of these fires in 2020, that devastation that they carry with them — and because they’re supposed to be strong and brave and not talk about it, they’re bringing it home,” Dill said.

RELATED: Highway 224 reopens east of Estacada for the first time since the 2020 wildfire

Dill’s organization has documented 1,746 firefighter and emergency medical service (EMS) suicides in the United States and Canada since 2010. Fifty of them were wildland firefighters, and his groups are working to bring light and resources to the problem.

Dill said that since 2020, suicide has claimed the lives of four wildland firefighters in Oregon, four in Washington and four in Idaho. And those are just the ones they were able to confirm.

Now Weyerhaeuser is getting started, with a grant that funds an online behavioral health site specifically for wildland firefighters. Firefighters can go there to find advice, support groups and connect with other firefighters.

“That’s why we contacted Jeff and his organization, to simply create a resource – a simple, easy to use, confidential page so wildland firefighters could go there and get the help they needed,” said said Kyleigh Gill, public relations manager for Weyerhaeuser. for Oregon.

Fighting Fires Together resources are hosted on Weyerhaeuser’s page here.

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Saranac Lake’s First Ever Resource Day https://web-link.biz/saranac-lakes-first-ever-resource-day/ Thu, 12 May 2022 01:53:00 +0000 https://web-link.biz/saranac-lakes-first-ever-resource-day/ Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park will be packed with employers and job seekers Thursday from 2-5 p.m. for the first-ever resource day. “I need more employees. I have a few upcoming projects downtown that we need to complete by May 31st and I just need more people,” says Mike Martin, owner of Blackfly Woodworking & Metal […]]]>

Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park will be packed with employers and job seekers Thursday from 2-5 p.m. for the first-ever resource day. “I need more employees. I have a few upcoming projects downtown that we need to complete by May 31st and I just need more people,” says Mike Martin, owner of Blackfly Woodworking & Metal Works. “That’s what we hear is one of the most common issues or challenges that our businesses and employers face is finding people to work with,” said Rachel Karp, of the Chamber of Commerce. of Saranac Lake. That’s why the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Saranac Lake Central School District on the first-ever Resource Day. “I think a lot of times when they don’t have jobs, they’re not run by different people. So I think having a boss at work and teachers at school, they’ll see a different dynamic,” said Josh Dann, principal of Saranac Lake High School. Seventy businesses line Riverside Park, not just for students, but for anyone in the Saranac Lake District looking for work and resources. “We work to provide in-house services and programs for our students and their families to make our school a hub. Students can come to school and families and parents can be at work and all resources can come to them here,” said Erika Bezio, Community School Liaison. The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce and Saranac Lake Central School District hope the resource day will increase employment rates in the district — and eventually introduce students to trades they haven’t been introduced to during the pandemic. .

Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park will be packed with employers and job seekers Thursday from 2-5 p.m. for the first-ever resource day.

“I need more employees. I have a few upcoming projects happening downtown that we need to complete by May 31and I just need more people,” says Mike Martin, owner of Blackfly Woodworking & Metal Works.

“That’s what we hear is one of the most common issues or challenges that our businesses and employers face is finding people to work with,” said Rachel Karp, of the Chamber of Commerce. of Saranac Lake.

That’s why the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Saranac Lake Central School District on the first-ever Resource Day.

“I think a lot of times when they don’t have jobs, they’re not run by different people. So I think having a boss at work and teachers at school, they’ll see a different dynamic,” said Josh Dann, principal of Saranac Lake High School.

Seventy businesses line Riverside Park, not just for students, but for anyone in the Saranac Lake District looking for work and resources.

“We work to provide in-house services and programs for our students and their families to make our school a hub. Students can come to school and families and parents can be at work and all resources can come to them here,” said Erika Bezio, Community School Liaison.

The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce and Saranac Lake Central School District hope the resource day will increase employment rates in the district — and eventually introduce students to trades they haven’t been introduced to during the pandemic. .

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Resources for Families in Times of Formula Shortages https://web-link.biz/resources-for-families-in-times-of-formula-shortages/ Tue, 10 May 2022 01:28:00 +0000 https://web-link.biz/resources-for-families-in-times-of-formula-shortages/ ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) – Consumers nationwide are finding baby formula shelves empty due to several factors, including supply chain issues and the FDA’s recall of three brands of powdered formula made by Abbott Nutrition. This is after the FDA said four infants fell ill from drinking the formula made at Abbott’s plant in […]]]>

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) – Consumers nationwide are finding baby formula shelves empty due to several factors, including supply chain issues and the FDA’s recall of three brands of powdered formula made by Abbott Nutrition.

This is after the FDA said four infants fell ill from drinking the formula made at Abbott’s plant in Sturgis, Michigan.

Resources for families

Mellisa Lathion, a lactation educator and consultant at Memorial Hospital, said premature babies, who need extra nutrients, depend on some of the specialized formulas made at the Sturgis facility which is currently shut down.

“I know vendors are challenged to find, I guess, you know, more applicable alternatives. And so those prescriptions can be written for those instead, and so families have access to them,” Lathion explained.

Lathion said mothers who feed their babies formula can always contact Beacon Health System for advice on dealing with formula shortages.

“I…absolutely 100% support breastfeeding. But I’m also well aware that it’s not always an easy thing to do,” she said. women feel pressured We want them to feel that their decisions are respected and honored at all times.

Lathion recommended mothers contact The Milk Bank, Indiana’s first and only donating breast milk bank. Click here to learn more about receiving milk from The Milk Bank.

Lathion said families affected by formula shortages can inquire with a local WIC program and area food banks.

“We just have to work together to support each other and our moms and babies, basically,” Lathion said.

Abbott’s response

On Monday, an Abbott spokesperson released a statement that read:

“After an extensive investigation at the Sturgis, Michigan plant by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Abbott, there are a number of significant findings. Abbott tests products before they are released, and no formula Abbott distributed to consumers has only tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella. Testing of products retained by Abbott and the FDA for Cronobacter sakazakii and or Salmonella all came back negative. Nope Salmonella was found at the Sturgis facility during the investigation. the Cronobacter sakazakii that was found during environmental testing during the investigation was in non-product contact areas at our Sturgis facility and was not linked to the two available patient samples or any other known childhood illnesses.

“A thorough review of all available data indicates that infant formula produced at our Sturgis facility is unlikely to be the source of infection in the reported cases and that there has not been an outbreak caused by the products of the establishment.

Regarding the infant formula shortage, Abbott wrote: “We are doing everything we can to address the infant formula supply shortage. Throughout the United States, we are prioritizing the production of infant formula to help replenish market supply and we also air-ship product daily from our FDA-registered facility in Cootehill, Ireland. All of these powdered products are regularly replenished on retail shelves.

“The measures we are taking to combat the supply include:

-Increased production of Similac formulas at our other FDA registered facilities

-Import Similac Advance into the United States from an FDA-registered manufacturing site in Cootehill, Ireland, including daily air shipments of the product

– Prioritize part of the production of other Abbott liquid products at Similac and Alimentum in order to make more ready-to-use liquid formula available

– Work with USDA and state agencies to provide authorization to parents who obtain special supplemental nutrition program formula for women, infants, and children (WIC) along with other Similac products at no charge, including included for products from other manufacturers

-Import Similac Advance into the United States from an FDA-registered manufacturing site in Cootehill, Ireland, including daily air shipments of the product

– Prioritize part of the production of other Abbott liquid products at Similac and Alimentum in order to make more ready-to-use liquid formula available

– Work with USDA and state agencies to provide authorization to parents who obtain special supplemental nutrition program formula for women, infants, and children (WIC) along with other Similac products at no charge, including included for products from other manufacturers

– Engage with healthcare providers to identify potential alternative formulas, whenever we can

We know that millions of parents and caregivers around the world rely on our formula to feed their babies and children and we are doing everything we can to remedy this situation.

Copyright 2022 WNDU. All rights reserved.

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Kitchener Family Resource Center closure will leave ‘big hole’ in community, mom says https://web-link.biz/kitchener-family-resource-center-closure-will-leave-big-hole-in-community-mom-says/ Sat, 07 May 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://web-link.biz/kitchener-family-resource-center-closure-will-leave-big-hole-in-community-mom-says/ In 2013, Melynda Pomeroy found herself in a difficult situation. New to Waterloo Region and with her family on the east coast, Pomeroy had a new baby and a case of postpartum depression. Help came in the form of a peer support group called Stork Secrets, run by the Our Place Family Resource Centre. There, […]]]>

In 2013, Melynda Pomeroy found herself in a difficult situation.

New to Waterloo Region and with her family on the east coast, Pomeroy had a new baby and a case of postpartum depression.

Help came in the form of a peer support group called Stork Secrets, run by the Our Place Family Resource Centre. There, Pomeroy could spend time with other parents who knew exactly what she was going through.

“If I hadn’t found this group, I don’t know. I don’t know if I would be here,” Pomeroy said.

Today, Pomeroy worries that other parents don’t have access to the same support she does.

After more than 40 years in operation, Our Place this week announced plans to close due to changes in its funding.

The resource center is looking for another organization to take over the Stork Secrets group, but all other operations are due to close on June 30.

“There will be a big hole in the community,” said Pomeroy, who currently sits on Our Place’s board of directors.

Why Funding Changed

In recent years, Our Place has received most of its funding from the province’s Early ON program.

Now things are changing, said Peter Sweeney, CEO of the YMCA of Three Rivers, which is the lead agency for Early ON in Waterloo Region.

Sweeney explained that the Department of Education is moving to a new system where Early ON centers will be based out of schools, rather than at stand-alone sites.

Funding that previously went to Our Place is now being allocated to a new Early ON Center at Oak Creek Public School in Kitchener. The school is expected to open in September.

“The funding envelope is not changing,” Sweeney said. “We are mandated to transfer these resources over time from standalone sites and mobile deliveries to school programming.”

Sweeney said the YMCA will help support Our Place staff with “redeployment opportunities.” In a statement, Our Place says staff will also be helped with CV writing and career development.

Jennifer Jordan, executive director of Our Place, said staff will help parents transition to other programs in the community. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

As for parents who are currently registered with Our Place, executive director Jennifer Jordan said staff will help them find other options.

“There are many great programs in the community for kids and parents, and our staff are very familiar with those programs,” Jordan said.

“Proud of our heritage”

Still, Jordan said she was saddened by the end of an era. In recent days, she said her inbox was filled with emails from parents who said how much the programs meant to them – some who participated more than 20 years ago.

“Community work has been at the heart of Our Place and we are proud of the legacy we will leave behind,” said Jordan.

As for Pomeroy, she hopes the new parents will find a community to support them, wherever that may be.

“Find your people,” she said. “Because having children is a mad rush.”

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Where to get help if you’re having trouble https://web-link.biz/where-to-get-help-if-youre-having-trouble/ Thu, 05 May 2022 21:59:00 +0000 https://web-link.biz/where-to-get-help-if-youre-having-trouble/ DENVER — If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, we’ve put together this list of resources to help you find someone to talk to. Caring and qualified workers are available to help you if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Find hope, talk to a trained listener by texting […]]]>

DENVER — If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, we’ve put together this list of resources to help you find someone to talk to.

Caring and qualified workers are available to help you if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Find hope, talk to a trained listener by texting HELLO to 741741 or calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Below you can find a comprehensive resource guide with mental health help for communities in Colorado and nationwide.

DIRECT LINES

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or text 38255

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 then press 1 or text 838255

COLORADO CRISIS SERVICES WALK-IN SITES:

Aurora – 2206 Victor St, Aurora, CO 80045
Boulder – 3180 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301
Colorado Springs – 115 S. Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Colorado Springs – 6071 E. Woodmen Rd. Ste. 135, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
Denver – 4353 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220
Fort Collins – 1217 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Grand Junction – 515 28 3/4 Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81501
Greeley – 928 12th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
Lakewood – 12055 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80228
Littleton – 6509 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
Montrose – 300 N. Cascade Ave., Montrose, CO 81401
Pueblo – 1310 Chinook Lane, Pueblo, CO 81001
Westminster – 2551 W. 84th Ave., Westminster, CO 80031
Wheat Ridge – 4643 Wadsworth Boulevard, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR COLORADANS:

Mental Health Colorado stands up for every Colorado who suffers from a mental health or addiction problem each year. The organization has a list of resources for those seeking not only mental health help, but also help with substance abuse, mass violence trauma, grief, maternal depression/post -partum, resources for Spanish speakers and more.

from colorado I COUNT The program can connect young people with a therapist for up to six free virtual counseling sessions (there are also in-person appointments). The program is strictly confidential and is open to individuals 18 years of age or younger, or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services.

Spark the Change Colorado The Mental Wellness Program connects licensed and insured mental health professionals who offer their time and expertise to Coloradans in need of services. Each year, the program connects more than 1,000 people to free counseling and mental health services in their communities.

the Institute of Pediatric Mental Health at Children’s Hospital Colorado provides a full range of behavioral and mental health services for children and adolescents, including outpatient care, partial hospitalization, inpatient care, emergency services, and offers diagnostic evacuations, as well as individual, family and group therapy, parent counseling and education programs . Call 720-777-6200.

The University of Denver Sturm Center offers individual, group, couple/family and child/adolescent therapy services. Call 303-871-7942 to schedule an appointment or get more information.

Mental Health America is a great resource to start with if you feel you need help. The organization offers online screenings to help you determine if you have a mental health condition, and also has links where you can find out more about these conditions. It also offers wellness tools, tips for talking about your mental health, and more.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR VETERANS:

22ZERO helps veterans and military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress and acute stress by implementing the Trauma Resilience Protocol (TR-P) and the Emotion Management Process (EMP) for negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, fear, sadness and survivor guilt, etc. Call 863-221-6304 or email gethelp@22zero.org for more information.

Cambium consulting offers counseling services that use a creative, solution-oriented approach for emerging adults, couples and families affected by significant stress and addiction. Call 970-235-0913 or visit their website here.

Community outreach center provides mental health and addiction treatment throughout Adams County, Colorado. Services include individual, family and group therapy. Check their website for more information or call 303-853-3500.

give an hour provides free mental health care to military veterans and their loved ones. The program serves all service members, veterans, and their loved ones, regardless of release and deployment status, and all branches and areas of service. To find a provider near you, click on the link at the beginning of this paragraph and select the “Get Help” option.

the Healing Warriors Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing non-narcotic care for pain, post-traumatic stress and sleep disorders. Call 970-663-4200 for more information.

More resources for veterans can be found in this story as well as the US Department of Veterans Affairs, which has a plethora of resources for those seeking help.

The Military OneSource website also has many resources where service members can get help.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ON MOBILE APPLICATIONS:

Jason Foundation: A friend asks. The app on Android and iOS offers information on suicide prevention training.

MY3: The app is for those who are feeling suicidal or severely depressed.

ASK and prevent suicide: The app on Android and iOS is a useful resource that lists warning signs, among other useful information.

HELPS prevent suicide: The app on iOS has a simple interface and is a good resource for anyone who needs to talk.

Stay alive: The app on Android and iOS is packed with information and tools to help you stay safe in a crisis.

Editor’s note: Denver7 360 | In Depth explores several aspects of the topics that matter most to Coloradans, bringing different perspectives so you can make up your own mind about the issues. To comment on this story or other 360 In-Depth stories, email us at 360@TheDenverChannel.com or use this form. See more 360 ​​| In-depth stories here.

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Resource Management Commission deadlocked on toxic materials resolution https://web-link.biz/resource-management-commission-deadlocked-on-toxic-materials-resolution/ Wed, 04 May 2022 05:08:56 +0000 https://web-link.biz/resource-management-commission-deadlocked-on-toxic-materials-resolution/ Wednesday, May 4, 2022 by Willow Higgins Resource management Commissioners recently came up against a motion for a resolution ordering Austin Energy staff to facilitate a task force to consider how to deter builders from using toxic materials. The resolution ultimately did not pass, ending in a tied vote 4-4, with one abstention. Ultimately, there […]]]>

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 by Willow Higgins

Resource management Commissioners recently came up against a motion for a resolution ordering Austin Energy staff to facilitate a task force to consider how to deter builders from using toxic materials. The resolution ultimately did not pass, ending in a tied vote 4-4, with one abstention.

Ultimately, there was some confusion over what exactly the resolution was intended to do – whether to improve Austin Energy’s performance green building point system, which ranks buildings based on their sustainability, or taking on the larger project of ensuring Austin’s buildings are made with non-toxic, environmentally friendly materials. But the conversation mostly centered on whether or not RMC should better engage and collaborate with Austin Energy staff on the task force’s responsibility before handing it over to the task.

failure resolution refers to the hazardous qualities of building materials commonly used in the construction of multi-family homes and single-family homes, disproportionately exposing low- and middle-income people and people of color to health risks. “Modern energy-efficient buildings with less ventilation” exacerbate dangerous health effects, the resolution reads. He decided that the task force, which is expected to be made up of industry professionals, Austin Energy employees, environmental and health experts, tenant advocates and RMC members, will forward its recommendations. to the commission by August 1.

While the committee voted and approved some amendments to the wording of the resolution, committee chair Jonathan Blackburn suggested at the outset that the resolution be tabled until the commissioners had discussions with Austin Energy on how the project should be continued.

“My preference would be for the sponsors to take this up, take the feedback we got tonight, meet with the Green Building staff who will ultimately be responsible for implementing one of these changes, and get their feedback on it and their buy-in, because really if we want this to be implemented effectively and not just a resolution for the record, staff buy-in is crucial,” Blackburn said.

But some members of the commission, particularly those who co-sponsored the resolution, thought otherwise. They argued that the commission had discussed this effort at several other meetings and that the resolution was on the agenda for the meeting, where Austin Energy staff members are usually present.

“I believe in leadership,” Commissioner Louis Stone said. “There are times when you can collaborate and you can go back to someone, but you have to be able to say sometimes, ‘This is the direction we want to go, and we need you to continue with us.’ Austin Energy is well aware of what this commission has been talking about for a few months now – it is by no means a surprise to them. They can always come back and say, “We don’t think we can meet the August 1 deadline,” and then we can work with them on that, if necessary. »

After much discussion, Richard Genece, an Austin Energy vice president who was at the meeting, finally made a comment, asking staff to have time to meet and review the resolution as it stands. proposed.

He recalls discussing the project at a previous meeting convened by Blackburn, which included members of the RMC and Austin Energy staff, but has not heard from it since.

“We’re literally sitting here saying, ‘Why was the decision never made to hire Austin Energy people to make what RMC wants to do more productive?’ “That would be my question,” Genece said. “Meetings are an opportunity to engage, but not in real time. We would like to have the opportunity to examine, co-develop and co-create things, not when the resolutions are actually written on the spot. … This is the first time that we see what is proposed as a resolution.

After the vote was over, Commissioner Tom “Smitty” Smith urged his colleagues to communicate better with each other.

“I would note that the phone works both ways and has become this kind of dominant attitude on the part of this commission and Austin Energy personnel who do not communicate with each other,” Smith said. “And it’s okay to pick up the phone. You know who each other is. Austin Energy, if you had any issues with this, a call to the sponsors could have avoided another meeting where we have to deal with this and a lot of disappointment on both sides. And the sponsors of this resolution, so do you. It’s a waste of time. »

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UNHCR – UNHCR’s Grandi meets conflict-displaced Cameroonians for scarce resources Donate https://web-link.biz/unhcr-unhcrs-grandi-meets-conflict-displaced-cameroonians-for-scarce-resources-donate/ Sun, 01 May 2022 18:15:14 +0000 https://web-link.biz/unhcr-unhcrs-grandi-meets-conflict-displaced-cameroonians-for-scarce-resources-donate/ By Cédric Kalonji Mfunyi in Maroua, Cameroon | May 01, 2022 When simmering conflicts between herders, fishermen and farmers over scarce water resources in Cameroon’s Far North region escalated into violence last December, the village of Tomma Ndjinda was among the victims of the deadly clashes. “Our village was attacked and we were forced to […]]]>

By Cédric Kalonji Mfunyi in Maroua, Cameroon | May 01, 2022

When simmering conflicts between herders, fishermen and farmers over scarce water resources in Cameroon’s Far North region escalated into violence last December, the village of Tomma Ndjinda was among the victims of the deadly clashes.


“Our village was attacked and we were forced to flee without having time to take anything with us,” she says.

Ndjinda headed south in search of safety with her husband and seven children, ending up at Ardjaniré’s displacement site in Bogo. The site currently hosts around half of the 4,200 people in this area who have fled the worst intercommunal violence ever seen in Cameroon’s Far North.

But faced with a desperate shortage of food and other resources despite the generous welcome of the local community, Ndjinda’s husband returned to collect what he could of their crops and possessions.

“My husband tried to return to our village to harvest sorghum from our fields. But when he arrived, he discovered that the migrating birds had eaten everything. All of our belongings were also destroyed,” she explained. Tragically, her husband never returned, and Ndjinda believes the shock of seeing what had become of their home led to his sudden death.

Now forced to care for seven children on her own with no income, Ndjinda doesn’t know how they will survive. “We lack everything. When the children get sick, I can’t take them to the hospital.”

The climate crisis is exacerbating competition for water and other resources in this part of Africa’s Sahel region, where temperatures are rising 1.5 times faster than the global average. Water levels in Lake Chad have declined by 95% over the past 60 years, and the effects are being felt on communities that depend on the Logone and Chari rivers that feed the lake on Cameroon’s far northern border.

During a three-day visit to Cameroon that ended on Friday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, met Ndjinda and other displaced families affected by the recent violence, who told him the urgent needs they face.

“Beyond the efforts of the authorities and the generosity shown by the host communities, the needs for food, education and healthcare remain,” Grandi said. “We also heard concerns about the strain on local services, highlighting the need to increase our support for displaced families and local community members hosting them.”

UNHCR and its partners are working to establish safe displacement sites and provide life-saving assistance, including water, shelter and household items. In collaboration with the Cameroonian authorities, the agency has also led conflict resolution efforts aimed at ending the violence.

  • The High Commissioner visits students at a school in the Ardjaniré displacement site. © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse

  • Filippo Grandi (centre-right) and Millicent Mutuli, Director of the UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa (centre-left), meet one of the residents of the Ardjaniré displacement site.

    Filippo Grandi (centre-right) and Millicent Mutuli, Director of the UNHCR Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa (centre-left), meet one of the residents of the Ardjaniré displacement site. © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse

  • Grandi plants a tree as part of a reforestation project on the site to combat desertification.

    Grandi plants a tree as part of a reforestation project on the site to combat desertification. © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse

  • Internally displaced people sit in the shade of one of the few remaining trees in the Ardjaniré site.

    Internally displaced people sit in the shade of one of the few remaining trees in the Ardjaniré site. © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse

“Identifying the causes of conflict and addressing them would ensure peaceful cohabitation between communities,” Grandi said. “Reconciliation and reconstruction are essential to pave the way for the voluntary and safe return of displaced families.” He also called for an assessment of reconstruction needs in areas affected by the violence.

During his visit to Ardjaniré, the High Commissioner visited a reforestation project that will plant 2,000 trees to help combat desertification exacerbated by the climate crisis and provide additional resources and income opportunities to displaced people. and local communities.

The project is part of the Great Green Wall initiative, which aims to raise an 8,000 kilometer continental barrier to combat land degradation, desertification and drought in the Sahel.

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Financial Review of GFL Environmental (NYSE:GFL) and Quest Resource (NASDAQ:QRHC) https://web-link.biz/financial-review-of-gfl-environmental-nysegfl-and-quest-resource-nasdaqqrhc/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 05:26:09 +0000 https://web-link.biz/financial-review-of-gfl-environmental-nysegfl-and-quest-resource-nasdaqqrhc/ GFL Environmental (NYSE:GFL – Get Rating) and Quest Resource (NASDAQ:QRHC – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership. Insider and Institutional Ownership 58.8% of GFL Environmental shares are held by institutional […]]]>

GFL Environmental (NYSE:GFL – Get Rating) and Quest Resource (NASDAQ:QRHC – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.8% of GFL Environmental shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 30.1% of Quest Resource‘s shares are held by institutional investors. 21.9% of Quest Resource shares are held by insiders of the company. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large fund managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of GFL Environmental and Quest Resource.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
GFL Environment -9.39% 2.80% 0.91%
quest resource 1.09% 5.64% 3.16%

Risk and Volatility

GFL Environmental has a beta of 1.39, which means its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quest Resource has a beta of 1.35, which means its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and benefits

This chart compares gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of GFL Environmental and Quest Resource.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
GFL Environment $4.41 billion 2.28 -$484.17 million ($1.26) -23.91
quest resource $155.71 million 0.67 $1.69 million $0.08 68.51

Quest Resource has lower revenues, but higher revenues than GFL Environmental. GFL Environmental is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Quest Resource, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of the current ratings of GFL Environmental and Quest Resource, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
GFL Environment 0 1 9 0 2.90
quest resource 0 0 3 0 3.00

GFL Environmental currently has a consensus target price of $45.94, suggesting a potential upside of 52.49%. Quest Resource has a consensus target price of $11.67, suggesting a potential upside of 112.90%. Given Quest Resource’s stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe Quest Resource is more favorable than GFL Environmental.

Summary

Quest Resource beats GFL Environmental on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

GFL Environmental Company Profile (Get an assessment)

GFL Environmental Inc. is a diversified environmental services company in Canada and the United States. The company offers non-hazardous solid waste management, infrastructure and soil remediation, and liquid waste management services. Its solid waste management business segment includes the collection, transportation, transfer, recycling and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste for municipal, residential, commercial and industrial customers. The Company’s Infrastructure and Soil Remediation business segment provides remediation of contaminated soil, as well as ancillary services including civil, demolition, excavation and shoring services. Its liquid waste management business collects, manages, transports, treats and disposes of a range of industrial and commercial liquid waste, as well as the resale of liquid waste products. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Vaughan, Canada.

Company Profile Quest Resource (Get an assessment)

Quest resource logoQuest Resource Holding Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides solutions for the reuse, recycling and disposal of various waste streams and recyclable materials in the United States. It offers disposal and recycling services for motor oil and automotive lubricants, oil filters, used tires, oily water, destruction of goods, food scraps, rendered meat, waste cooking and grease trap oil, plastics, cardboard, metal, glass, mixed paper, construction debris, and a wide variety of regulated and unregulated solid, liquid and gaseous wastes. The company provides antifreeze and windshield washer fluid, dumpster and compaction equipment, and other minor ancillary services. Additionally, it offers landfill diversion services. The company’s services focus on waste streams and recyclables from mass merchandisers, grocers and other retailers; automotive service, quick lube, dealerships and collision repair; transport, logistics and internal fleet operators; manufacturing plants; multi-family and commercial properties; restaurant chains and food operations; and construction and demolition projects. It markets its services to the automotive, manufacturing, hospitality and retail, construction and demolition, and commercial and multi-family property management sectors through a direct sales force and strategic partnerships. The company was previously known as Infinity Resources Holdings Corp. and changed its name to Quest Resource Holding Corporation in October 2013. Quest Resource Holding Corporation was incorporated in 2002 and is based in The Colony, Texas.



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