2020 Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter Community Matters

Message from the CEO

Join us for the Pre-Symposium
Friday, May 22
10:30 am – 1 pm

The in-person 2020 Resiliency & Trauma-Informed Care Symposium has been moved to October. This virtual pre-event, which features messages from our two internationally-known keynote speakers and training sessions, is free, but registration is required.

Time to adopt a duck

Learn more about the Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race or visit the Tanager Place Adoption Page

April was Autism Awareness Month

Tanager Place observed Autism Awareness Month by shining a light on the many ways we work with families.

Lexys Sillin, RBT, authored a series of blog posts, including:

The Autism Program also has worked tirelessly this year to begin integration of music therapy and related interventions into existing offerings. Tanager Place added music therapist Bailey Condon to lead this initiative within the ASD Social Skill Groups. The onset of the pandemic created unexpected challenges by forcing the Social Skill Groups to temporarily disband, but integration work continues behind the scenes.

May is ...

Spring Newsletter Mental Health Month

Tanager Place Inpatient is using a new therapeutic version of D&D for social skill developmentRolling for Insight: Therapeutic D&D

Three Tanager Place staff members have developed and implemented a specialized therapeutic version of the popular tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.

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Bridge to the Future Scholarships

A $1 million anonymous gift is opening more doors for the children of Tanager Place.

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podcast microphone#WellnessWednesday Podcasts

Tanager Place staff members offer a four-part podcast series on resilience during Mental Health Awareness Month and in response to COVID-19.

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Summer Fest

Summer Fest returns in 2021

Sadly, in acknowledgement of ongoing public health concerns, the 30th annual Summer Fest will not be held in 2020.

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spring newsletter teletherapyTeletherapy available to all

Outpatient Services has launched teletherapy services. Tanager Place currently offers immediate, short term, solution-focused sessions to people of all ages as well as longer term, ongoing therapy solutions to traditional clients who may not otherwise be able to access care.

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Camp Tanager SwimmersNo camp this summer

With the current changes to life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very sad to announce Camp Tanager will suspend all sessions through August 2020.

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Virtual Support Groups offer free support

In order to help as many community members as possible during the pandemic, Tanager Place launched several no-cost virtual support groups and opened them to the public. The best place to find the latest information on these evolving offerings in on the Tanager Place Facebook Event Page.

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