NEW CIT CENTER OF EXCELLENCE DIRECTOR
The MHASWNJ is proud to welcome former Mt. Ephraim Police Chief, Edward C. Dobleman, as the new NJ CIT Center of Excellence Director. Ed first became acquainted with the CIT Program when he went through the 40-hour training in 2012. In that same year, he became the Camden County Law Enforcement Coordinator and began promoting the CIT Program to law enforcement, community mental health providers, and dispatchers. In the past two years, Ed has been a driving force in expanding the CIT Program throughout the state and setting up the first Camden County Police Metro Division CIT Class. Ed brings over 20 years of law enforcement experience with him as well as knowing the importance of law enforcement and the mental health community working together to serve those with mental illness.
Kate Wojcik, MA, LPC, NCC is the new Camden County CIT Mental Health Coordinator. Kate works at Early Intervention Support Services (EISS) at Twin Oaks Community Services. Kate earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Arcadia University and began her career working with adults in a partial care program. Kate is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and a National Certified Counselor. Kate started at the EISS program as a case manager and moved her way up to program supervisor. Kate accepted the offer to be the Camden County Coordinator because of her passion to collaborate with law enforcement and mental health providers to improve the mental health system. Kate brings 10 years of mental health field experience to the table and insight on how to better assist individuals in need of emergency mental health services.
MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH
A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone – a brain injury does not discriminate. In fact, 2.4 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), along with our champions on Capitol Hill, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force co-chairs Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), is pleased to announce that Brain Injury Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday March 12, 2014.