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Hospital welcomes new Social Services director Leticia Reed directs patients, families to important resources BY JUDY HIBBS Leticia Reed, licensed clinical social worker, is the new direc- tor of Social Services at Catalina Island Medical Center. Reed has worked most closely with individuals who have expe- rienced trauma and post trau— matic stress disorder and she has received specialized training to address these issues. She provides counseling and with co—workers Cristina Grain and Jenea Dominguez directs patients and families to impor- ‘ tant resources and services on the island or overtown. A graduate of San Diego State University in Psychology and Child Development, Reed contin— ued her education at the University of Southern California School of Social Work where she received Letter to the Editor Dog owners need to be respectful and responsible The cover photo on the Feb. 26 issue of the Catalina Islander is the perfect segue to a discussion of the joys and responsibilities of dog ownership. All pets, especially dogs, are a wonderful, and some— times necessary, part of our lives. Along with the companionship they bring comes the responsibil- ity to take care of them and obey 'l‘l‘lG (III'I‘HLIIIII ISLTIIIDGR Founded in 1913 by Emest Windle Publlsher Vince Bo‘diford vince@thecatalinalslandemom Editor Dixie Redfearn editor@thecatalinalslandercom Asslstant Editor Charles Kelly General Manager Jon Remy advertising@thecatalinalslander.com Office Assistant Kristy Throndson office@thecatalinaIslander.com Graphlc Designer Christy Smith Multimedia Director Franco Te francote@communitymediaus.com 635 CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to I The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 Calendar: Noon Monday News: 5 pm. Monday Display Adver- tising: 2 pm. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday Legal/Public Notices: 5 pm. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to manager®cinews.us One Year Sub ' ' Catalina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "$39 Mainland . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..$48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available {or $80/year A Publlcatlon ol CommunltyMedla Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 0937140) Acceptance under Sec, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon. CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown In the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marilla Avenue. #6 Avalon. CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. No part may be repro- Tnis publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 9 2015 and Title Registered. Catalina Islander. Inc., All Rights Reserved. m MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER mERS ASSOCIATION . duced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher. her Masters of Social Work with concentrations in Children and Families and Public Child Welfare. She has worked throughout Los Angeles County, in California State Corrections facilities, a mili- tary base, drug treatment facilities, outpatient and inpatient medical facilities plus in Department of Mental Health contracted agencies as a therapist, clinical supervisor, clinical trainer and eventually as an interim director.” Reed has also served as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Social Work Virtual Academic Center. ‘ She has over a decade of expe- rience working with children, adults, families and couples from diverse backgrounds. The Medical Center’s Social Services department handles very complex issues in the mental health field. Reed has also been featured in countless professional articles and has been invited to participate on numerous professional panels, cable television and radio shows. “I love working with people to assist them in finding hope and achieving wellness,” Reed said. One of her first projects at the hospital is arranging the digital mammogram screenings that will be available through March 5. She is also taking a leader— ship role in Medical Center 5 annual Health Fair scheduled for Thursday, April 28 from 9:30 am.— 3 pm. in the Casino Ballroom. “In the short time Leticia Reed has been on staff we have already recognized the skills and caring she brings to our patients and the Social Service resources CIMC offers,” said'Jason Paret, Medical Center CEO. The Medical Center’s vision is to be the destination for excellence in patient centered care and health enrichment. ‘For more information about mammograms, the Health Fair or the type of counseling and social services available at‘ Catalina Island Medical Center, call 310- 510-0700. Catalina Island Medical Center Director of Social Services Leticia Reed has‘specialized training in addressing trauma and post traumatic stress disorder. Courtesy photo all laws and ordinances pertaining to our pets. The dog pictured on the cover not only is unattended, but is off leash. Leash laws are for the safety of both people and dogs. I know of one dog, on a leash, that was attacked and wounded by an off leash dog. This, apparently, is not an isolated incident. Front Street has posted no dog signs at all entrances. This is 7 ‘ new I4 ears of exceedin AHSHINADor , FISH or TOUR THE ISLE IN STY a reasonable ordinance for the safety of the public, especially in a busy pedestrian area. Sanitation is another issue: dogs have been seen relieving themselves on the beaches. My employees had to get on their hands and knees one day to clean the sidewalk and our carpet of dog “do” that some unsuspecting visitor had stepped in and tracked into the store. It is a shame to see the disregard of expectations! Book a private party fishi charter 888—613—1770 AUTO, COMMERCIAL, HOMEOWNERS & LIFE INSURANCE HEALTH INSURANCE-BENEFITS Contact Jim Simonds for a quote jims@arroyoins.com Cell: 818.399.7897 laws that have been enacted for the greater good. I would like to see respectful and responsible ownership return voluntarily. Please keep dogs on leashes, pick up after them, and refrain from bringing them down Front Street. If that doesn’t hap— pen, the City of Avalon needs to enforce the laws on the books. Kristine Cranton Avalon Please email your submissions to editor@ thecatalinaislander.com Cataract and Lasik evaluation , Eatisse for longer eyelashes Catt a14-54ezszn For a Saturday siinic appointment at CIMC. @fi ORAHGE COAST castes PTA Update ' PTA meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at 3:15 in the library. The next meeting date is Tuesday, March 15. ' April 16 is the annual PTA Golf Tournament, all proceeds fund this year’s senior scholarships. Price is $60 to enter, which includes green fees, raffle tickets, and dinner. The next Character Education assembly is Friday, March 18, recognizing the character. trait of FAIRNESSI Spring Recess is March 28-April 1. Friday, March 25 is California Admission Day-No School. Lancer Question of the Week: \ Which teacher do you most respect and why? , Nonprofit Seeks Boat nonatlon To sunmm our Marlflme and ‘ Youth Programs Center for Environment, Commerce 8: Energy Seeks a tax deductible donation of a boat and dinghy. .If you need a tax deduction, or want to help an environmental group contact: Norris McDonald@msn.com www.cfece.org 443-569-5102 ' interact; suntan