Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services

A Letter from Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services CEO

Dear Friends,
 
This year has brought monumental changes that included a global pandemic and a renewed call for social justice. We are reminded that we live in a rapidly changing world, and Jackson-Feild is a reflection of this world.
 
We are ever ready to adjust and adapt, always drawing upon our core values of service, compassion, dedication, integrity, and leadership. These values have guided us through 165 years of helping children who are experiencing the painful effects of trauma and/or mental illness.
 
I am proud of how we have proven our ability to acclimate to new and uncertain global environments. Confronted with this pandemic, each week has presented new challenges providing us with opportunities to demonstrate our flexibility and inventiveness. Our proactive and recurring measures have ensured that we have not had a positive case of COVID-19. Without hesitation, and through innovation, we have found new ways to better serve our children.
 
We continue to educate our children who could ill afford to miss instruction. We find ways to enrich and engage residents during these “dog days” of summer.
 
Our founder, the Rev. William M. Jackson, noted we have to be revolutionary from time to time. Now is such a time. Jackson-Feild provides daily opportunities to transform young lives thanks to caring folks like you. We embrace change that will strengthen us, as we remain true to our core values.
Warm regards,
 
Patricia H. Delano
President & CEO 

Jackson-Feild Recognizes and Applauds its Residential Staff

At Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services (JFBHS), the residential counselors, coordinators and supervisors devote tremendous amounts of time, energy and patience to the youth in their care.  On any given day, they bear the behavior of adolescents who are inordinately angry, impatient, and – in many cases – sad.  Their work is vital, but all-too-often thankless. For that reason, JFBHS would like to recognize and applaud several members of its staff.

Every day, recently promoted Residential Coordinators Shenda Cooke, Shanika Morgan, Tiffany Moses, Stacy Tann, and Rhondell White work with the youth and the Residential Counselors to ensure that treatment plans are followed and benchmarked. While maintaining professional boundaries, they serve as role models of healthy behavior, teach life skills, lead recreational activities, and supervise youth in the cottages as well as during off-campus activities and appointments.

Also deserving of praise and recognition are Residential Supervisors Katrinka Phillips, Myra Pugh, Michael Stokes, Kisha Tucker, and Sophelia Wyche-Harrison.  In their role, these five staff members provide overall leadership and management of their cottages. They teach, coach, and empower the Residential Counselors and Coordinators to develop their skills and maximize their potential in their work with the youth. They also collaborate with Senior Residential Supervisor Shadhri Stith to develop and maintain JFBHS’ mission, philosophy, goals, and objectives. Michael was recently promoted from Residential Coordinator to Residential Supervisor.

JFBHS is fortunate to have such a dedicated team of staff members with the skills, determination, and compassion to work with mentally ill children. It is thanks in great part to them that the boys and girls find wellness.

Help Children by Having Fun Golfing

Help children at Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services who suffer from mental health and/or substance use disorders while having fun golfing.

Jackson-Feild will host its 25th Annual Golf Tournament on May 4 at the Golf Club at the Highlands in Chesterfield County.  Over the past 24 years, this tournament has raised $538,520 to meet a variety of operating and capital needs that benefitted its children.

The proceeds this year will be used to improve upgrade much-needed infrastructure projects on campus.

 Jackson-Feild seeks raise $30,000 from the tournament to meet these needs.

The cost to pay is $150 per player, or $600 for a team.  Lunch is provided at noon, and a banquet at the close of play. Play begins at 1:00 p.m.  with shotgun start.

Jackson-Feild’s mission is to provide high-quality evidence-based services for children who have suffered severe emotional trauma, mental illness, and/or struggling with addiction. The goal is to restore wellness so that children can successfully return home to their community.

For more information, call Tod Balsbaugh at 804-354-6929 or tbalsbaugh@jacksonfeild.org.  You may register by phone or on our website at www.jacksonfeild.org.

Jackson-Feild’s Children Celebrate Harvest Fest

Resident’s showing their dance moves.

The week of October 28, the children at Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services celebrated Harvest Week with fun-filled daily activities.

The week kicked off with a game night on Monday that included a cornhole tournament, card and board games, t-shirt tie-dyeing, and refreshments. Tuesday’s events included pumpkin carving, paint-by-numbers and a volleyball round robin. Wednesday’s agenda involved basketball games, and decorating goofy socks followed by a cookout. On Thursday, the Gwaltney School hosted a Halloween bingo tournament and trunk or treating after a talent and step show. Friday’s events included hay rides, face painting, line dancing, lawn games and a cookout.  Residents enjoyed treats of candy apples, popcorn and snow cones.

Thanks to the staff who gave freely of their time and talents, the boys and girls had a wonderful time celebrating autumn and Harvest Fest.

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