Crossroads e-Newsletter
  May 2012     

Happy Summer! Here in Maine, Memorial Day is typically the unofficial start to summer. We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and were able to thank a veteran for his service. At Crossroads, we have  expanded services to veterans with the help of a clinician who is a veteran himself. We are also excited about  new family programming at Crossroads being offered to outpatient clients.

We'd like to welcome our two newest members to the Crossroads Board of Directors - Tim Sample and Meredith Hamer. Meredith is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. Tim is a humorist, author, illustrator and former senior correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning. Happy to have you, Meredith and Tim!
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Chuck Schneider, LCSW, C-CATODSW is a member of Crossroads outpatient clinical team. He is also a veteran. Chuck works with vets individually in his private practice and now treats this population at Crossroads.

As Chuck says, "It is an honor to work with my fellow soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and coast guardsmen. They bring a unique perspective to the work, and I am privileged to serve them."

Chuck truly loves working with veterans. He explains that they are "generally motivated, understand and take direction well, and want to get better."

Values are key to working with the veteran population, something we often talk about but truly do not understand. Unless we've been there. Crossroads is happy to have Chuck as part of the clinical team to serve those veterans in need of counseling in our Scarborough office.

To set up an appointment with Chuck, please call 207.773.9931

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New Family Programming for Crossroads IOP and Outpatient Clients

helping handsCrossroads clinical director, Shannon Trainor, recently had the opportunity to observe the family workshop program at Caron Renaissance Center in Boca Raton, Florida. Their program focuses on family and client as a unit and stresses the importance of being involved as a family in treatment.


While Crossroads has had family programming in place for its residential services, we have been looking to expand this programming for outpatient services. We recently started a family program for Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) clients and their families with the help of Howland Bickerstaff. New to our clinical staff, Howland will be running the family program Monday evenings once per month for Crossroads IOP clients.  


The family program will involve clients and family members and include education on the disease of addiction, the family's role, relapse prevention, and keeping themselves (both clients and family members) healthy. We are working on expanding it to all Crossroads outpatient clients in the future.  


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Crossroads Halfway House and Staff Attend Silver Tea in Augusta
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Crossroads Halfway House and staff attended the annual Silver Tea to honor women in recovery. The event was held on May 17, 2012 at the Hall of Flags in the State Capitol Building in Augusta.

Jennifer Barbour, for Crossroads

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Crossroads Extends Services to Veterans

New Family Programming for Crossroads IOP and Outpatient Clients

Crossroads Halfway House and Staff Attend Silver Tea in Augusta

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May Awareness: Mental Health, Women's Health and More

May is a busy month as far as awareness campaigns go. The month hosts Mental Health Month, National Women's Health Week, Arthritis Awareness Month, National Bike Month,
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, among other celebrations.

Here in Maine, the month of May also brings warmer weather and beautiful flowers, a welcome sight after our typical cold, drab winters.


Bottom line, May is a great time to get back to being active and start focusing more on health. And when we're healthy, we're happy...Read More 

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for men 
Mon - Fri, 2pm - 5pm  
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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for women 
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