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Sacramento librarians train to help patrons with mental illness


” Sacramento-area libraries are tackling the mental health crisis by offering new help for the homeless or anyone else who needs it. Dozens of library staff are getting special training to understand, identify and respond to sensitive situations.The program is in partnership with the group Mental Health First Aid and funded through the California State Library. 96 more words

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The unexpected role librarians are playing in Sacramento’s homeless crisis

From The Sacramento Bee

” For many of Sacramento’s homeless men and women, the public library is a haven from harsh weather, a primary source for bathroom facilities, a place to rest from the stress of the streets.Sacramento library director Rivkah Sass welcomes them all, she said, as long as their behavior is not disruptive to staff members and other patrons.But as the homeless crisis deepens in the capital city and around the country, libraries increasingly are seeing people with untreated mental illnesses that cause them to act oddly, or put themselves or others in danger.“Clearly, there just are not enough services for people who need to address their mental issues, and they end up with us because we are the last free, public open space available to them,” Sass said. 17 more words

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Sacramento: More Than Books

From Sacramento Magazine

” Connecting the homeless to housing and other services requires meeting them where they’re at—and in many cases, that place is the public library. 175 more words

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Sacramento Archives Crawl will celebrate the city’s quirk and oddities

From Sactown Magazine

” City historian Marcia Eymann shows tour participants the 1949 “Casey at the Bat” mural that once hung at Edmonds Field, home of the Sacramento Solons baseball team.In honor of National Archives Month, four local institutions will display rare artifacts and treasures from their collections for the seventh annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Oct. 99 more words

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New Releases in Free Genealogy Webinars August 2017 - Thrifty Thursday

Looking for a low budget option for expanding your genealogy skills?  Here are some of the best new finds in free online genealogy webinars for July/August 2017!   606 more words

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