Wednesday evening, December 7, 2016, Julie Erwin Rinaldi, Syntero CEO, was awarded the Norman Guitry Award by Mental Health America of Franklin County. The award recognizes exceptional leadership in serving mental health issues in Central Ohio.
Julie was honored to receive this acknowledgment, but only on the terms that it also recognized the team efforts of all at Syntero who work tirelessly to advance the support of those in need of mental health and substance abuse care and the prevention efforts in those areas, as well.
Syntero, Inc. – in an effort to expand and reach all populations – has added new inclusive programming and services. One of these initiatives is targeted specifically at youth and is a group called “Celebrate You”. This is a group for youth to explore and celebrate identity in its entirety, build self-esteem, emotional knowledge and recognize personal strengths while building solid connections with peers. The group is meeting on Mondays at the Mill Run location from 5:00 – 6:30pm. This is a prosocial inclusive space for all and everyone is welcome. Bring your friends and come check it out!
The National Public Education Campaign “Let’s Talk” month emphasizes the importance of healthy communication between adults and youth regarding sex and sexual activity. Syntero’s “Healthy Bodies Healthy Futures” Program Coordinator, Kristin Torres, will present two educational opportunities for adult caregivers on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at our Mill Run location. The presentation will occur at 12pm and 6pm and will cover (1) engaging youth in healthy conversations about sex (2) supporting youth in making healthy and responsible decisions about sex and (3) STD/I updates. Please consider attending this valuable event.
PERC – Parents Encouraging Responsible Choices – will present a panel discussion on the physical and emotional aspects of youth activities and sports. The presentation will be moderated by Dr. Mike Patrick, host of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pedia Cast series and will include a clinical dietician, child and adolescent psychologist, a former high school trainer and a sports medicine physician. All are welcome. This event will take place at the Dublin Community Recreation Center’s Abbey Theatre on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 9:30-11:00am and 7:00-8:30pm. The program is free of charge and babysitting will be provided (fee for babysitting in the morning only). Syntero is proud to be an active member of PERC and provide valuable educational seminars in the community to help keep our children healthy and safe.