Coming Full Circle | Meet Amber

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 29, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Sara Pollard posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, mental health

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    In 2015, Amber Burleson, PMHNP-BC and her husband moved from Tennessee to Indianapolis where Amber began working as a bilingual NFP Nurse with Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) serving mothers whose first language is Spanish.  Amber enjoyed her work as a bilingual nurse home visitor and quickly realized at the base of everything were mental health needs.  

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    Excel Center Student ‘Opening Doors’ for Her Future

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier, mental health

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    Laura Torres moved to Indiana at 22 years old without an education and spoke only Spanish. Today, Laura speaks fluent English, is finishing her high school diploma through The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s tuition-free high school for adults, and is pursuing a degree in psychology after she graduates.

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    First-time Mom Overcomes Challenges with Support of Her NFP Nurse

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, mental health

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    Goodwill Recognizes National Nurses Month

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Community Partners, Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, mental health

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    Even before the mass outbreak of COVID-19, the World Health Organization had declared 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and the American Nurses Association extended the traditional National Nurses Week to a month of recognition in May. Did you know that Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana employs over 60 nurses? 

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    Meet The Excel Center Muncie's First Graduate, Amber Copley

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education, Parents, mental health

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    Amber Copley is a proud high school graduate at the age of 23. She initially dropped out of school when she was a junior in high school, at the age of 16, due to emotional and financial difficulties.

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    Mental Health Matters

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Community Partners, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, mental health

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    Mental Health Matters

    About one in seven women will experience some type of mood or anxiety disorder during pregnancy or through the first year postpartum. While depression and anxiety are common, pregnant and postpartum women can experience a myriad of mental health conditions, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and, in rare cases, psychosis.

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