Kanza Mental Health & Guidance Center Event deemed a success
Submitted by Jackie Feathers
Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center, Inc. recently hosted two continuing education events for behavioral health providers, medical professionals, and social workers in the Sabetha community to learn about the importance of land to farmers and families, and how to incorporate it into their helping profession and work.
Driven by positive feedback from farmers and ranchers, the LandLogic model was researched and developed by local Sabetha native Kaila (Ackerman) Anderson, who grew up in Sabetha on a multi-generational farm and carried a deep passion and respect into her social work career for addressing farmer and rancher stress and mental wellness challenges.
For behavioral health and medical professionals to use in their day-to-day work with farmers and farming families, the LandLogic model incorporates the farmer’s attachment and relationship with the land into the therapeutic relationship and work, to build mutual trust, engagement, and positive outcomes from the therapeutic experience.
The Kanza Mental Health Foundation expresses their gratitude to the donors and contributors of the 2022 Sabetha Give to Grow Community Foundation event who made this educational opportunity possible.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support we received from the Sabetha community during the fundraiser event. With this kind of funding support, we can better support various mental health and wellness initiatives that will make a significant difference in the lives of people in our community that have a lasting impact,” said Jackie Feathers, Kanza CEO.
The LandLogic education event proved to be a great success, with 24 attendees who will undoubtedly make a positive difference in the lives of many individuals and families served in the local community. For more information on the LandLogic model and training, please reach out to Kaila Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.