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Human Rights Policy

IT IS YOUR RIGHT

 

  • TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT
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  • TO BE TOLD ABOUT YOUR TREATMENT
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  • TO HAVE A SAY IN YOUR TREATMENT
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  • TO SPEAK TO OTHERS IN PRIVATE
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  • TO HAVE YOUR COMPLAINTS RESOLVED
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  • TO SAY WHAT YOU PREFER
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  • TO ASK QUESTIONS AND BE TOLD ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS
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    TO GET HELP WITH YOUR RIGHTS

    If you have questions or need help, please contact…

    Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services Human Rights Advocate (for Residents) is: The Rev. Dr. Robin Jones, x3032

    Regional Human Rights Advocate is: (VDBHDS)
    Sherae Henderson, 804-524-7247

     

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    Política de Derechos Humanos

    ES SU DERECHO

     

  • A SER TRATADOS CON DIGNIDAD Y RESPETO
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  • ESTAR INFORMADOS SOBRE SU TRATAMIENTO
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  • TENGA ALGO QUE DECIR EN SU TRATAMIENTO
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  • PARA HABLAR A LOS DEMÁS EN PRIVADO
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  • TIENEN SUS QUEJAS RESUELTAS
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  • PARA DECIR LO QUE USTED PREFIERE
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  • PARA HACER PREGUNTAS Y ESTAR INFORMADOS SOBRE SUS DERECHOS
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    OBTENGA AYUDA CON SUS DERECHOS… Si usted tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda, póngase en contacto…

    If you have questions or need help, please contact…

    Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services defensora de los Derechos Humanos (para Residentes) es: El Reverendo Dr. Robin Jones, x3032

    es defensora de los Derechos Humanos regionales: (VDBHDS)
    Sherae Henderson, 804-524-7247

     

    In English


    JFBHS Elects New Trustees

    April 25, 2017

    We are pleased to announce the election of Elizabeth Feild and Stuart C. Leinenbach to its Board of Trustees.

    Mrs. Feild previously served on the board until her husband was re-located to England. She is a direct descendant of Mr. & Mrs. George W. Feild who donated their ancestral Home to Jackson-Feild. Mrs. Feild is an organizational consultant residing in Raleigh.  Mrs. Feild is a senior management consultant  for Parexcel  and international company that provide management and professional development services.  She helped design and manages their Global Effectiveness Program. She has a varied and extensive career  in human resources management which started in 1988 which started with Nortel Networks.

    Mrs. Feild received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and her Masters of Science in Organizational Management from American University.  She subsequently received certificates from Duke and Harvard Universities.

    Mr. Leinenbach joined Iluka Resources in 2010serves as Vice President and US Manager for Iluka Resources. He served in the US Air For from 1980 to 1987 and worked for Siemens AG for several years before relocating to Richmond to work for Reynolds Metals Company.  He has served in multiple human resources and organizational effectiveness roles during his career.  He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.

    Mr. Leinenbach holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from the George Washington  University, a Master’s degree in Education from Bethany Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University. He has served on the Virginia Governor’s Council for Career and Technical Education.


    Meet Auralia

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    Good morning everyone! My name is Auralia and I would like to take a few minutes to tell you how the Gwaltney School faculty have helped me accomplish the goals I have set for myself.

    Because of a caring school, the goals for my education were met. I have completed my GED, earned my ServSafe food certification certificate and passed my Driver’s Education exam.

    I entered the care of Jackson-Feild on September 16, 2016. My defiant behaviors were destructive to myself as well as those that I loved which were the reason for being admitted.

    In the beginning of my stay I did not want to accept the fact that I needed help to improve and overcome my past negative behaviors.

    I was having negative actions during my first two months. In November 2016 I started taking my treatment seriously. My therapist, Ms. Jones, has been guiding
    me through being able to make the more appropriate decisions to handle negative situations and emotions. I have been willing to open up and be honest with myself
    as well as with Ms. Jones about my issues and concerns.

    Ms. Jones along with the Gwaltney School faculty and staff have been my guidance and support in completing my GED on April 7th. I am committed to continue on a track that has become familiar to me in handling everyday life situations.

    I have had many obstacles put in my way to knock me down and bring back old patterns, but since the changes I have made, I am able to stay up and get through them.

    I look at Jackson-Feild as a gift through all my placements. This is the one place that has truly gotten through to me. Past, current and future residents, please know that this program is not as complicated as you may think. Utilize your coping skills to stay out of negative interactions, distance yourself from getting involved in negative interactions, always use the “think before acting” technique. That is the one thing that will help you a long ways, because it gives you the opportunity to process the consequences that will come with decisions you make.

    I hope that you learn as much as I did from Jackson-Feild Homes. Know that any and everything here will be a lesson or something that will help you succeed in life.

    I thank you staff and faculty members for never giving up on me and helping me succeed and change for the better and safety of my well being.

    Auralia


    Meet Alexei

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    Few details are known of Alexei’s early childhood. What we know is what little he remembers of his first seven years.

    “I was born in Russia to an alcoholic single mother who ignored me most of the time, and beat me when she was drunk. I remember knocking her bottle of vodka off a table. She picked up the broken bottle and stabbed me with it three times.

    After that, I was sent to an orphanage. I don’t know if she sent me there or if the authorities took me away from her. It was a terrible time and a horrible place. I don’t talk about it.”

    When Alexei was seven, he was adopted and brought to Virginia. Immediately, he exhibited a number of mental health issues for which his new parents sought treatment. They wanted their son to heal from the horrors he had previously endured.

    Like so many children coming out of orphanages in Russia, Alexei was diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder, depression, ADHD and other disorders… all of which resulted in physical and verbal aggression, manipulation, and an utter inability to control his impulses.

    Adding to Alexei’s trauma… his adoptive parents couldn’t handle Alexei’s many problems, and they vacated the adoption.

    Over the next several years, Alexei bounced around through multiple foster families. He’d worked with seven different psychologists and psychiatrists while in foster care. He’d been placed in 15 different out-of-home facilities including hospitalizations and residential treatment programs. When he was charged with two counts of theft, two counts of assault & battery, and one count of property destruction, Alexei was sent to juvenile detention. Nothing seemed to work. Alexei needed help, and he needed it NOW.

    The department of social services that had been working with Alexei finally sent him to Jackson-Feild where we discovered that he’s quite intelligent and articulate. He’s resilient, and has a strong work ethic. Like most teens, Alexei loves technology and gadgets. He has the methodical and detail-oriented mind of an engineer.

    One of Alexei’s greatest strengths is his last foster family. They were so committed to him that they actively participated with Alexei in family therapy sessions.

    Alexei earned his GED in June from our Gwaltney School and spoke at the commencement ceremony. He concluded his remarks saying:

    “I don’t think Jackson-Feild helped me…
    I know Jackson-Feild helped me.”

    Alexei



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    Jackson-Feild has been working with children & families since 1855. Our evolution from the original orphanage, to assisting youth needing services today, has changed dramatically.