Judith Yanacek, President and CEO, Obtains Clinical License and Ensures Focus on EducationJuly 26, 2016
New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is pleased to announce that President and CEO Judith Yanacek has obtained her license as a clinical social worker. Yanacek will utilize her clinical skills to advance additional evidence-based, trauma-informed supports for New Vitae Wellness and Recovery’s residents and service participants.
For Yanacek, education has been a gateway to further her vision of offering supportive care options to the individuals served by New Vitae Wellness and Recovery.
“I am committed to continuing our company’s tradition of offering services that support the successful achievement of recovery goals,” said Yanacek. “My education and licensure provides a lens to assist others in obtaining or maintaining behavioral and emotional health. I cannot overemphasize the value of education, for our residents, service participants and for the staff of New Vitae Wellness and Recovery.”
Yanacek’s leadership and emphasis on education has yielded benefits for both employees and service users. In addition to company offerings for staff education, Yanacek also has teamed with local thought leaders to offer complimentary training sessions to community members. Employee benefits include a tuition reimbursement program for employees interested in pursuing higher education. Moreover, the organization’s focus on providing educational supports has resulted in more than 40 individuals obtaining high school degrees or general equivalency diplomas (GED) while participating in behavioral health services. Many individuals also have obtained college credits while using New Vitae’s Educational Department supports.
For Yanacek, celebrating her successful licensure is tempered by her dedication to continue educational supports for others.
“I am excited to continue our custom of training and educational opportunities,” said Yanacek. “As we focus on long-term planning, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery expects to increase learning opportunities and supports for individuals served and employees alike in order to ensure personal and organizational success.”
About New Vitae Wellness and Recovery: New Vitae Wellness and Recovery offers a variety of behavioral health outpatient services, substance use disorder treatment, and brain injury supports. Emphasizing integrated and holistic healing options, all services are provided using the lens of the recovery model to ensure trauma-informed, strengths-based support. Our innovative, intensive care models have the option of blending clinical services with residential assistance to promote individualized wellness. Our continuum of housing options in Bucks, Lehigh, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania includes licensed personal care homes, 24/7 staffed apartments, supported independent living apartments, and a small licensed residential treatment facility for adults to maintain connections with local communities. New Vitae Wellness and Recovery sites include New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Center, New Vitae Philadelphia, New Vitae The Mitchell Clinic, Mount Trexler Manor, Quakertown House, and multiple Young Adult and Pathways apartments. We offer treatment tailored to the unique needs of veterans, young adults ages 18 to 25, and, through our Action Recovery services, those who have sustained brain injuries or have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Intellectual DisAbilities. Our specialized services include Intensive Outpatient Program, Certified Peer Support, deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services. New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is proud to assist individuals and their families from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and other states across the country.
"Love living here. Staff are good to me. They’re very helpful."- Vanessa S. (resident)