CHD Blog

Emotional mental health ‘self care’ called ‘priority regardless of gender’

Lindsay Morin Ciepiela, the Center for Human Development’s program director for health and wellness, stresses that “regardless of gender, people in general should be making issues of emotional mental health a priority.” “It is becoming a more socially acceptable form of self-care,” Ciepiela said. “There is an increased understanding that emotional health is a critical […]


Roger Anderson Recognized for Service

Roger Anderson, CSW, LICSW, a healthcare administrator with Behavioral Health Network, has volunteered on CHD’s Human Rights Committee since 1988. On June 20, 2018, Roger was recognized for his three decades of service—quite appropriately, during a meeting of the Human Rights Committee. “Originally, I was interested in working on the Human Rights Committee because, in […]


Gone Fishing: CHD Makes Outdoor Recreation Accessible

More than a few people daydream about going fishing. Jessica Levine, Program Manager for CHD Disability Resources, has a sticky-note on the wall above her desk for a daily reminder about just that topic. That’s because fishing is one of many outdoor activities that Levine and the staff of Disability Resources make accessible for persons […]


Education is critical to sustainable life change

Education is critical to sustainable life change. Just ask the staff at CHD’s Community Adolescent Treatment Program (CATP.) CATP, one of 70 CHD programs and services, plays a vital role in preparing youth in the Department of Youth Services custody for a successful transition back home. Youth typically enter the program facing issues such as […]