Centerstone honors local employee

Monday, November 1, 2010

NASHVILLE - Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization providing mental health and addiction services, has announced that three employees were recognized a conference in Pennsylvania for their work in Tennessee.

Karen Crouch works in Marshall County and received her award at the American Re-Education Association Biennial Conference held recently in Seven Springs, Pa.

Crouch has worked for Centerstone since 2008. As an In-Home Therapist, she works with clients in their homes, helping families overcome emotional and behavioral problems.

Centerstone's Intensive In-Home Treatment Program helps keep families together while resolving mental health issues. Crouch works primarily with families in Giles, Marshall and Maury Counties.

Also recognized for work were Aaron Beaird and Heather Thomas. They were named 2010 Teachers/Counselors of the Year by the American Re-Education Association.

"Aaron, Karen and Heather show amazing dedication to the youth and families we serve at Centerstone," Centerstone Chief Operating Officer for Specialized Services John Page said. "They each exemplify a true commitment to a child-focused and family-driven approach to care. I am proud of each of them for receiving this well-deserved recognition."

Beaird has served as a School-Based Therapist/Case Manager with Centerstone since 2008. His office is based at McMurray Middle School in Davidson County.

As a Child and Youth Case Manager for Centerstone, Thomas visits clients in their community, teaching children and families skill-building and coping techniques to overcome behavioral and emotional problems. Thomas has worked for Centerstone since 2008, primarily serving clients in Davidson County.

Centerstone has provided mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities and 170 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves more than 50,000 people annually. Centerstone is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

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