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Alta’s Meg Harris Is Named Child Advocate of the Year

The Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board has bestowed its Child Advocate of the Year award upon Meg Harris, Community Support and Trauma Supervisor for Alta Behavioral Healthcare. The Award was one of several presented at the organization’s annual “May is Mental Health Month” recognition luncheon May 23.

Ms. Harris has been a staff member at Alta Care Group (formerly D&E Counseling Center) since 1989. Her professional work includes being part of the first case management team at Alta, providing therapy for children with significant adverse life experiences, working with youth in residential treatment, and providing clinical supervision. She currently supervises the Community Support Department and the Trauma Recovery team at Alta.

Her professional development and training includes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structural Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Parent Management Training.  Ms. Harris is a Nationally Certified Trauma therapist and has additional certification in Transition to Independence Programming (TIP) working with transitional-aged youth. She is an active member of the State’s Regional Trauma Informed Care Summit (Lower Northeast Ohio Region) and has provided numerous trainings locally and throughout the state on Trauma Informed Care.