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Happy 4th of July!

Remembering Gary Lee Newman, MFLC CYB Supervisor

Gary Newman joined the MFLC Program as a CYB Supervisor in 2008 during the rapid expansion of the Child and Youth Behavioral Program and worked with the MFLC Program through the end of contract I in 2012. He was well respected by both his team of MFLCs and his co-workers internally.  After a battling dementia for six years, Gary passed on June 2nd at the age of 58. He will be greatly missed. Gary’s obituary is directly below.

Gary Lee Newman, born September 17, 1959 and peacefully died June 2, 2018. He was 58 years old.

Gary was born in El Campo, TX to his surviving parents Milton and Yvonne Newman. He was later raised in Victoria, TX and graduated from Victoria High School. He went on to earn his BA and MA degrees from Oral Roberta University in Tulsa, OK. Gary served in Pastoral Ministry for over 30 years and was a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing as a Family Therapist.

Gary is survived by his wife of 34 years, Brenda (Bostrom) Newman, his three children, Jessica, Randy and Niki and two grandchildren. Also, his sister Velvet (Newman) Coberley and her family.

A memorial service will be held in Victoria, TX at the First Assembly of God Church, Saturday, June 9th at 4pm.

There will be a second memorial service held in Bixby, OK at New Beginnings Church, Saturday, June 16th at 4pm.

Due to Gary’s retirement funds being exhausted on his caregiving needs during his six year journey with dementia, as well as Brenda being 53 and too young to draw on his social security benefits, we ask that in lieu of flowers, you consider a memorial contribution to give Brenda some recovery time before needing to address how she will provide for herself and her future. Mailing address: Brenda Newman P.O. Box 482 Bixby, OK 74008

Company-wide Test of the Emergency Notification System

Safety is a top priority as our country faces an increasing number of natural disasters and security issues that may pose a risk to SPAs.  In order to plan and prepare for unforeseen circumstances, Health Net Federal Services will be conducting a company-wide test of Send Word Now, an emergency notification system, on Friday, June 15, 2018, at approximately 12 p.m. Pacific time / 3 p.m. Eastern time. Testing the system ensures all SPAs will receive critical notifications in the event of a genuine emergency situation.

On Friday, the Send Word Now tool will send a test alert to SPAs by voice, text and/or email using the contact information entered in Workday. Therefore, it is imperative to keep your contact information up to date in Workday to guarantee you will receive notifications. If you do not receive a test notification on Friday, June 15, please update your information in Workday at your earliest convenience. Click link to access instructions: How to Update Contact Info in Workday

Memorial Day 2018

This Memorial Holiday let us remember those that have sacrificed so much for our enduring freedom.  Memorial Day, this Monday, May 28th, is the special day we honor those who have given their lives during military service to our country.

Since the 1900s, more than 40 million men and women have served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq, and numerous unnamed military engagements. More than half million of these brave men and women gave their lives for the cause of freedom — some in battle, some in captivity.

Many of us have friends or family members whose lives of service included the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is a day that we truly understand.

Memorial Day originated as a day when flowers and flags were placed on the graves of soldiers who had died in the Civil War. Memorial Day is in May in part because so many beautiful flowers are in bloom and can be used to honor those who have died for our country.  But the reason we commemorate this day is found within our own Declaration of Independence — “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  Surely there is no more fitting way to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country than to celebrate the very qualities for which they died: life in all its richness, liberty to discover all that life offers, and the pursuit of happiness through community, family, prosperity, opportunity, freedom, equality, and safety.

These are the things that we enjoy each day — in no small part because of the sacrifice of those whose lives and deaths became the measure of their commitment to America. They are the spring flowers of our nation’s greatness, the proof that life will go on in spite of difficulty and tragedy.  And just as the spring flowers decorated the graves of those who died in the Civil War, we offer our varied activities — parades and picnics and family gatherings no less than graveside services and somber remembrances — as indications of our enduring view that life is worth living, the cycles of life are precious, and that America has been kept strong by sacrifice.

 

To MHNGS’ MFLCs – THANK YOU for your continued dedication and support to our nation’s service members and their families.  Have a great weekend!

Log into your Centene Email

The IT Service Desk is performing an audit for inactive email accounts and disabling those accounts that have been inactive for more than 30 days.

Please remember to log into your Centene network email account at least once every 30 days to avoid this issue.

If you find that your email account has been disabled, please email [email protected] to re-enable your Centene Network account.

Meet the Team Behind Military OneSource’s Call Center

Please explore the links below to the Military OneSource call center videos.  These have been provided by the customer to support their quarterly efforts to enhance communication, collaboration and referral opportunities between Non-medical Counseling programs.

Military OneSource call center videos are now live on the website with an accompanying article:
https://www.militaryonesource.mil/-/military-onesource-call-center

Links to the 30 and 60-second videos are also available on YouTube here:
30 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFabedwmYhg
60 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=pEcCGhq4QWo

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

Consuela “Connie”  Chapman, CDC CYB supporting Fort Bragg and her students created this magnificent banner to Stand Up! & Speak Up! Against Bullying. Great job!!

Forces for Health Warrior Wednesday Webinar Series 2018

Center for Deployment Psychology has announced that every Wednesday in May, starting May 2nd at Noon EDT, they will host a free online webinar that will be presented through ZOOM, as part of the Forces for Health Warrior Wednesday Webinar Series.

The goal of the series is to bring healthcare disciplines together to discuss culturally-informed, multi-disciplinary care and wellness for our Armed Forces members and Veterans across the lifespan.

Continuing education sponsored by PESI and available for archived streaming after the series is completed by CE21. Webinars are accredited for psychologists, physicians, nurses, social workers and licensed counselors.

May 2: Moral Injury: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of War

Link to register: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/item/moral-injury-healing-spiritual-wounds-war-31068

May 9: Trauma Informed Care: Empowering Warriors to Promote Recovery

Link to register: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/item/traumainformed-care-empowering-warriors-promote-recovery-31069

May 16: Facilitating a Multidisciplinary, Culturally-informed Response to Interpersonal Violence and Anger

Link to register: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/item/facilitating-multidisciplinary-culturallyinformed-response-interpersonal-violence-anger-31070?mc_cid=2e5a6199b4&mc_eid=621423bb40

May 23: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management of Pain and Opioid Misuse Prevention

Link to register: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/item/a-multidisciplinary-approach-management-pain-opioid-misuse-prevention-31071?mc_cid=2e5a6199b4&mc_eid=621423bb40

 

All courses are held between 12 PM – 1 PM Eastern

Courses are free and eligible for one CEU.