Behavioral Health Support Strategies for Collective Living

Posted by Life Center Association on June 1, 2015

The Life Center Association is excited to collaborate with L’Oreal McCollum to present a workshop about mental health & collective living:

Behavioral Health Support Strategies for Collective Living: A How-To on Creating & Promoting Safe Spaces for Recovery & Resilience

Sunday June 7, 11am-2pm
@ Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave

This workshop will introduce safe and supportive strategies for collective living, with attention directed to the areas of behavioral health and wellness. The curriculum will highlight signs and symptoms of typical behavioral health challenges, crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques, in addition to non-violent physical intervention techniques intended to protect intervenors, as well as those in crisis.

This event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. There are 27 stairs to enter the space and it is not wheelchair accessible. There is limited childcare space available. Please RSVP to by Mon 6/1 to request childcare.

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About L’Oreal:

L’Oreal McCollum, MSW, M.Ed., is a clinically trained social worker, educator, consultant, and advocate, specializing in the areas of behavioral health, gender/sexuality studies, and media culture. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, she moved to the Philadelphia area in fulfillment of a dual degree graduate program in Clinical Social Work and Sexuality Studies from Widener University; where she is currently working toward a PhD. In addition, she serves as the Special Projects Coordinator for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services. She is thrilled to be partnering with LCA, educating on aspects of health and wellness in the Southwest Philly community she now calls home.

About the Life Center Association (LCA):
Founded in 1971, the Life Center Association is a community land trust and cooperative of 50 people living in 8 properties in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia. LCA members collectively run the organization and manage the properties in addition to organizing educational opportunities related to housing, cooperatives and anti-oppression topics. Learn more at

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