Community Resources Listing - P
 

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P.A.C.T. (Protect Against Child Trauma)
Contact: Kathleen M. Maple
Meetings held at Department of Human Service - PO Box 1250 (Mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72654
Phone: 870-425-6011 Ext. 107(Ask for Kathy Maple.)
Hours of Operation: Meeting 1st Tuesday of month, 12 noon - 1:00 pm
Description of Organizations Services:
For after hours service, call Child Abuse Hotline 800-482-5964. P.A.C.T. participates in special community events. Local Councils assist the State Board in three major areas: Reviewing grant proposals, facilitating collaboration and developing new programs, and promoting awareness of child abuse and how to prevent it. One of the main reasons for the establishment of Local Councils is that the State Board feels that child abuse is a community problem and must be solved at the community level. Members of the Local Councils are knowledgeable about the resources or lack of resources in a community and are in an excellent position to facilitate collaboration between agencies and to help develop new programs. The Local Council can serve as a forum for identifying gaps in services to the community and promoting solutions. The Local Council also plays an important role in promoting awareness of child abuse and in advocating for prevention activities. In addition, Local Councils can bring prevention to the forefront by helping to educate people about the difference between treatment and prevention. ...(Read More)

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Toll-free: 800-457-6676
Hours of Operation: 9-5 Eastern Daylight time

Peitz Cancer Support House - BRMC
Contact: Melissa Hudson
624 Hospital Drive
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-508-CARE
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Description of Organizations Services:
Peitz Cancer Support House is the first line of support for cancer patients, their families and friends. We offer a variety of support meetings. These free sessions offer a chance for discussion and education in a relaxed homelike environment. Other services available include: resource library, wig and turban bank, mastectomy bras and breast forms, educational seminars and cancer support connections. ...(Read More)

Poison Control
Toll-free: 800-222-1222
Description of Organizations Services:
As a service to the citizens of Arkansas, the College of Pharmacy operates the Arkansas Poison Control Center. This center is supported through a direct appropriation from the Arkansas Legislature. The mission of the Poison Center is to provide confidential, accurate and up-to-date treatment information on thousands of different poisons and poison situations. The majority of calls received are from the lay public involving poison situations at home. Calls are also received from emergency departments and other healthcare offices. Over 75% of calls from home can be managed on site without treatment in a healthcare facility, but with appropriate treatment recommendations and follow-up by the Center. Efforts are made to make the Center accessible to all the citizens of Arkansas. The Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the community and healthcare professionals, alike. The Center provides a toll free TTY phone line for the hearing impaired. In addition, persons speaking other languages may be assisted through the use of the AT&T Language Line Services. The Center has a developing education department that addresses both public and professional education needs. The purpose of this department is to educate the public on methods of poison prevention and to educate healthcare professionals on proper treatment of poison situations. In addition, the Center provides emergency drug information to the healthcare professionals in the state and serves as a clinical rotation site for senior pharmacy students. Resources of the Center include cutting edge computer software programs like Poisindex and Toxicall, and access to primary, secondary and tertiary literature through an in-house library and the Medical Center Library. All these resources assist the well-trained staff of nurses, pharmacists, physicians and support staff in making poison therapy and drug therapy decisions. In an effort to expand the Center and ensure appropriate care and quality outcomes, the Arkansas Poison Control Center is striving towards Regional Certification by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. This extensive application process is expected to be successfully completed in 2002. ...(Read More)