February 22, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton publishes latest issue of “Mission Matters” newsletter

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton continues to focus on early childhood needs and oral health. In the latest edition of its newsletter, Mission Matters, the foundation discusses its work with the Stark County Traumatized Child Task Force. The vision of the task force is that one day there will be no traumatized children in Stark County. Until then, the singularly dedicated group is working to prevent trauma, identify it early, and treat children affected by it.

The Task Force has worked to raise awareness about child trauma and surveyed how trauma was being addressed in Stark County. They found that in many cases, severe trauma was not being treated, even when affected children were receiving counseling. There was a need for specialized child trauma treatment training for local mental health providers. The task force brought that training to Stark County.

The new edition of Mission Matters also has updates on the SPARK Ohio program and a $1.1 million grant to expand into three additional rural, high-need Ohio communities over the next two years, plus a recap of the 2012 Foundation Ministry Conference. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, hosted the gathering of all three health system foundations.

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