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  • Staff Training Rule Update
    The internal development of the new 63H-2 F.A.C. (Staff Training Rule) has been completed and reviewed by workgroup members. The new rule will govern the pre-service and in-service training requirements of both direct-care and support staff. 63H-1 F.A.C. (Right Interactions (PAR) Rule) is also in the final stages of revision. Both rules will be in workshop soon!




  • Sickle Cell Awareness
    We also observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September, which provides an opportunity to increase public knowledge and understanding of the sickle cell disease and traits. Sickle cell disease is most common in African Americans and Hispanics, and the most common type is known as sickle cell anemia (SCA). It results in an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein hemoglobin found in red blood cells.


  • National Suicide Awareness Month
    September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month. Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. The mental health of yourself or a loved one can never be taken too seriously. Whether the weight of a long-term struggle or a crisis weighs you down, allow friends, family or a professional to be your support.  There is no shame in seeking help and there is no harm in giving it. If you or someone you know needs emergency assistance, contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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