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Date: 3/14/2015      12:00noon-2:00pm        Event: Social Work Month Panel/Forum
Program Description:
This social work month event is an interactive discussion.  This Discussion is intended to impart new information about social workers, what social workers do, and how the profession has evolved.  Topics such as myths about social workers, emerging issues and community resources will discussed.  The purpose of this event is to highlight and celebrate the profession of social work.  All of the community members from social workers to those receiving social work services are invited to attend.  A documentary is being produced to be presented during the event.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Women's Health Fair

This event is intended to physically, mentally, and financially empower women of all diverse backgrounds.  Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with several representatives from community and national organizations to gain a wealth of information related to women’s health issues.  Attendees may also engage in a dynamic dialogue on self-care, confidence, and financial wellness.  Join us for this focused panel discussion as we discuss the importance of balancing physical, mental, and financial health.  Light refreshments will be served.

Alternative Therapies Forum:  One Size Does Not Always Fit All


 Location: The Health and Wellness Source, LLC
4230 Forbes Blvd. Suite C,

Lanham, MD 20706

Description:  Humanity is a diverse race, regardless of if we share the same culture or socioeconomic status, there is still something distinctly unique about each individual.  Society has come to recognize that difference in the way we learn by identifying our personal “learning styles.”  So if we are allowed to learn differently, why can’t we receive therapy differently?  Talk therapy has its various forms, however talking can be lackluster no matter which theorist you follow.  Alternative therapies/counseling can be a refreshing change to talk therapy.  An alternative approach to mental health care is one that emphasizes the interrelationship between mind, body, and spirit. Although some alternative approaches have a long history, many remain controversial.


Therapies Covered:

·         Diet and Nutrition

·         Pastoral Counseling

·         Animal Assisted Therapies

·         Art Therapy

·         Dance/Movement Therapy

·         Music/Sound Therapy

·         Folk/ Culturally Based Healing Arts

·         Acupuncture

·         Ayurveda

·         Yoga/meditation

·         Massage therapy

·         Telephone counseling

·         Radio psychiatry


Date: 4/11/2015
Event: Mental Health Awareness Panel
Program Description:
The Mental Health Awareness forum is an interactive panel discussion. This panel discussion is intended to impart new information to the audience, in the form of new ideas, different perspective on ideas, or how different groups come together to improve ideas. Topics such as myths about mental health, emerging issues, community resources, etc. will be discussed. The purpose of this forum is to highlight mental health and combat the stigma associated.  The target audience is male and female adults within the community along with professionals and students studying helping professions.
Date: 6/13/2015
Event: Child Welfare and Foster Care Fair
The purpose of this event is to provide information on child welfare and foster care services within the Prince George’s County community. Attendees will learn about resources and have an opportunity to explore interests in becoming a foster parent.





The Health & Wellness Source

 4230-C Forbes Blvd.

 Lanham, MD 20706




February 28, 2015


10am – 2pm


Program Description:


The purpose of this event is to challenge and empower attendees to make healthy lifestyle changes that will persist and have a positive impact over time, versus employing fad diets and New Year resolutions that fade within 30 days or less.  Participants will engage in a focused dialogue on detox, nutrition, and components of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  A Zumba fitness class will be offered for a minimal fee of $5.  Light refreshments will be served.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE FOLLOWING: Sharon Richardson ([email protected]), Donielle Marshall ([email protected]), LaShonda Godwin (

[email protected]), Marie Barrie ([email protected])


 The Health and Wellness Source presents:

From stigma to Acceptance the changing role of mental health professionals in the African American community.



When: February 28th 2015

  Time: 3-5pm

Where: The health and Wellness Source, LLC 4230 Forbes Blvd, Suite C Lanham, MD 20706


The progression, awareness, and acceptance of Mental Health issues in the African American Community:  this is an informational panel designed to highlight the positive shift being made with African Americans acknowledging the impact mental illness has had on this population and how mental health providers have seen an increase in the number of individuals who have become willing to participate in the process of self-discovery with the help of a mental health professional.  

 Talking points:

The history of mental illness services in the African American community: Moving from stigmas to acceptance.

 What has caused a shift from stigma to the acceptance of help from mental health professionals? Dealing with mental illness in the African American communities how different is it now than in the past?

 How have community leaders and others increased the knowledge of African Americans, which has empowered individuals? How has this led them to the acceptance of help from mental health organizations?





Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy
Group Therapy for Children, Teens and Adults

We are proud to be designated as a training site for local universities-University of Maryland (Baltimore), Howard University, and The Chicago School of Psychology (DC)-who have graduate programs and in the social work and counseling fields. All student interns have completed Master's level educational courses and training in their respective, designated area of study, and are supervised by a fully-licensed clinician, while they provide services to you and your family members.

GR0UP THERAPY FEE: $25 per session



Groups range in topics from self esteem, social skills, anger management, nutrition and healthy eating, leadership skills, children of addicts, anxiety management, children of divorce, to motivation and goal setting. We believe that mental health is important and school can be a great start to equipping children with the skills needed.

So Long for Now:

Grief and Loss Support Group for Children

This curriculum targets children who have experienced the death of a parent or close loved one. Its specific intention is to help guide children aged six to twelve passage through the grieving process in a healthy and productive way. This curriculum would be best implemented in a six week session, with sessions lasting 45 minutes to an hour.  In which the children would heal in co-ed peer groups, growing and sharing together about their losses.  The desired group size would be anywhere from eight to twelve children.

The main objective of this group is to aid these children as they journey through the grieving process. Each session will have specific objectives, but overall, at the end of the retreat the desired outcome will be that the children will have been able to acknowledge and accept their loss, confront the pain by identifying feelings, and be further on their way to developing a past relationship with the one who was lost and make that loss meaningful by focusing on positive memories.


Children in change

Support Group for children experiencing transition

The Children in Change group will focus on adolescents ranging from 8-14 years of age.  The curriculum is structured to support children who are coping with everyday life challenges such as grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, divorce and other daily hardships in a supportive setting.  The goal is to provide the participants with a safe environment to share their thoughts and feelings openly.  Participants will also gain a clear understanding of ownership of guilt and assisting them with coping with change in healthy ways.

Girl power!

Self Esteem Support Group for Young Girls

Young girls begin experiencing the phases of puberty between the 4th and 8th grades.  During this time young girls encounter changes with their bodies that impact their self-esteem, perception of self, and environment.  Girl Power is a seven session counseling group that seeks to provide support and education on topics such as positive self-image, leadership skills, health and fitness, coping with peer pressure, fostering self-esteem, goal setting, and cultivating positive mentoring relationships with others. 

Fees: $25 per session, per participant.  Insurances accepted.  Reduction fees for large organizations.  Please contact Sharon Richardson at 240-350-9777240-350-9777 for further information regarding fees.








When Enough is Enough: A Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence


Thursday, October 23, 2014

6:00PM to 8:30PM

The “When Enough is Enough” panel discussion will act as a place where the community can come and be educated about domestic violence by mental health professionals and domestic violence survivors. This discussion will be interactive, offering community members and panel participate do ask questions and have a dialogue about the signs of domestic violence and the cycle domestic violence takes on. 

The discussion will begin at 6PM with light refreshments and an opportunity for the community to write questions and topics they would like the panel to discuss.  Then from 6:30PM to 8:00PM, will be the closing and question and answer. 

The target audience for this panel discussion is male and female community members, high school and college students, parents, teachers, ect, ranging from adolescents to adults. 

The panel discussion will take place at THWS.

October 25, 2014

           Empowering Women            

-Financial Wellness

-Self Care

-Goal Setting

-Employment and Business

November 8, 2014

                                                                                                                                                   Family Matters                        

-Effective Communication within Families

-Financial Literacy for Kids

-Balancing Time between Self and Family