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GCB Training Academy is Making a Difference

Last summer, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services launched a new program – not for clients but for new staff. GCB’s TrainingAcademy is a 30-day program for new care managers. New hires are teamed with a pre-selected care manager that they shadow for the next month. When not “out in the field,” they spend time in the classroom and are able to share their experiences with GCB Mental Health Services Director Jennifer Dorschug and other supervisors.

“The idea was to better prepare them for what they will face working one-on-one with people who are struggling with mental illness and may suffer from addiction,” says Jennifer. “Most of our new care managers are recent college graduates. This can be a tough job and we want to make sure their first experience helping people who need them is rewarding and educational.”

Pictured above is the Training Academy’s latest group of graduates.