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2023 Legislative Newsletter

Once again, every other week throughout the 2023 Iowa legislative session, a newsletter will be posted here with updates on potential legislative action affecting the East Central Region. The ECR ...
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Taking Medication is Not a Sign of Weakness

Medications have been used around the world to relieve symptoms, prevent infection, and cure sickness for hundreds of years. In fact, most of us have an abundance of over-the-counter medications ...
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Family Support Supervisor Training offered through University of Iowa

Please see our training page for more information! See FSS Registration for more information!
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Is It the Winter Blues — Or Something Else?

For millions of Americans, a change in the weather can trigger seasonal affective disorder — a serious condition you don’t want to overlook. There’s a surprising connection between the weather ...
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Provider grant opportunities!

Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region (hereinafter, ECR) announces the availability of grants for ECR-contracted providers in the following counties in Iowa: Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, ...
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RGB agenda has been posted

The Regional Governing Board agenda for the March 23, 2023 meeting is now posted on the About, Regional Governing Board page at Regional Governing Board - Mental Health/Disability Services of ...
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ECR Excellence Academy launching!

As we begin 2023, there is some exciting news to share about professional development opportunities that are FREE, FLEXIBLE and FOCUSED on the professionals working within our nine-county region providing ...
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IACP offering trainings to their members in 2023

Hello ECR providers! If you are a member of IACP, remember that you can apply for ECR funding to pay for this series! Our protocols for accessing those funds are ...
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Outgoing RGB members recognized

On Tuesday, November 29, three members of the board attended their last Regional Governing Board meeting as officially designated county representatives. Pat Heiden of Johnson County, John Gahring of Iowa ...
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Iowa State University Extension offers Caregivers class

The East Central Region is proud to partner with ISU Extension to offer scholarships for trainings for Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children With Special Health and Behavioral Needs. The ...
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