The Kim Foundation®,
in collaboration with individuals, organizations, and healthcare providers
throughout Nebraska, is pleased to bring you a monthly e-newsletter
addressing mental health care.
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Diana Waggoner | Executive Director
The Power of Books
Books have always been my personal treasures. There are favorites I have read and re-read,
and then read yet again. They are old friends, bringing me laughter, or comfort, or hope,
or inspiration when needed the most. Fortunately, my husband shares this passion for books
as well and we laugh that if we bring one more book into our home, there is danger of the
floors collapsing! It's a danger we are willing to risk; however, and I'd like to share
three wonderful books that have enchanted or inspired me in recent weeks.
Several years ago we met Julia Cook, the author of exceptional books for children that
address a variety of emotional and behavioral issues children face in today’s world.
Julia’s books speak about bullying, sexual predators, grief and loss, learning to
control one’s anger, divorce, and more. We were so impressed by the opportunity
these books gave children to talk about their personal experiences and feelings,
to help children find the words they need to explain their emotions and to inspire
solutions children could employ in resolving their conflict or need, that we asked
Julia if she would consider writing a book addressing depression in children.
Click here to read the full story.
Binding Hope & Healing; The Kim Foundation Takes on a Book Project
Julia Hebenstreit, Administrative Director
Fifty elementary schools throughout Nebraska and southwest Iowa will be
receiving nine new books this week through a donation by The Kim Foundation
with support from Magellan Behavioral Healthcare. This project began from a
desire to donate books to every elementary school throughout Nebraska, to
provide resources for counselors to better serve their students' behavioral
and mental health issues. We will be evaluating the pilot program of 50
schools to best determine how to proceed with the remainder of the program
next school year.
Click here to read the full article.
Success, Hopes, and Dreams 2012 Nebraska Statewide Behavioral Health Conference
The 2012 Nebraska Statewide Behavioral Health Conference is only a few weeks
away, scheduled for May 21 – 23 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Cornhusker
Hotel. Registration is still open for this wonderful event. The conference,
planned in collaboration by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human
Services and mental health consumers, will offer sessions focused on a
variety of mental health, substance abuse and gambling issues including:
effective communication and networks, individual wellness and growth,
advocacy and education, children’s behavioral health, trauma informed care,
recovery and peer support as well as integration and collaboration of
The Kim Foundation is looking forward to attending this amazing conference and invites you to join us.
The conference will also feature a handful of amazing behavioral health
advocates as keynote speakers.
click here to read more about the conference speakers.
Vol 04| April |
At Ease Helps to Bring Innovative PTSD Study to Omaha
A new therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder,
known by the acronym ABMT that involves the use of computers, is gaining
scientific momentum in Israel and the United States as a potentially
low-stress and low-cost way to effectively treat patients for anxiety.
The treatment is getting its first military-specific U.S. tryout in Omaha,
where Creighton University and University of Nebraska Medical Center
researchers — with the help of At Ease— will collaborate on a study to
test its effectiveness on PTSD-diagnosed veterans of the Iraq and Afghan Wars.
Read the full Omaha World Herald story
to learn more or contact At Ease Founder
Scott Anderson for more details.