The Family Resource Network

The mission of the Raleigh County FRN is to support families and communities to attain their highest possible quality of life.  We shall achieve this through unified community planning, coordinating, and evaluation resulting in positive changes in services delivery systems.

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Active SWV Community Captains are champions of their communities who want to help others lead healthier and more active lives. They remove barriers that prevent people in our community from being active by providing free weekly and monthly physical activity programs, and they make sure to have fun along the way! Activities range from walking and running groups to Tai Chi and yoga. The activity a Community Captain leads depends on what resources are in their community, and the skills and interest of the Community Captain. A Community Captain volunteers their time according to their own schedule, and has continual support from the staff at Active SWV.

Each Active SWV Community Captain is provided leadership training designed specifically to help them confidently lead a safe and informative physical activity program. Training includes, CPR and First Aid certification, one on one program development, social media training, and on-going support and encouragement from our Active SWV team. Additional professional training and certifications will be offered as each program grows.

The 2020 training class will be held July 25th and 26th at the Dun Glen Shelter. Classes will begin at 8:30 am with training presentations by Active SWV and the National Park Service. Lunch will be provided. Check out the Volunteer Community Captain Training facebook event page for updates and others information.

Active SWV Community Captains are champions of their communities who want to help others lead healthier and more active lives. They remove barriers that prevent people in our community from being active by providing free weekly and monthly physical activity programs, and they make sure to have fun along the way! Activities range from walking and running groups to Tai Chi and yoga. The activity a Community Captain leads depends on what resources are in their community, and the skills and interest of the Community Captain. A Community Captain volunteers their time according to their own schedule, and has continual support from the staff at Active SWV.

Each Active SWV Community Captain is provided leadership training designed specifically to help them confidently lead a safe and informative physical activity program. Training includes, CPR and First Aid certification, one on one program development, social media training, and on-going support and encouragement from our Active SWV team. Additional professional training and certifications will be offered as each program grows.

The 2020 training class will be held July 25th and 26th at the Dun Glen Shelter. Classes will begin at 8:30 am with training presentations by Active SWV and the National Park Service. Lunch will be provided. Check out the Volunteer Community Captain Training facebook event page for updates and others information.
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Congratulations to board member Larry Harrah for prioritizing his health, setting goals, and his success! 

So today is a milestone day for me. I don’t talk about it much but on August 15th of last year I set a goal to lose 100 pounds in a year. Today I achieved that goal. Now it’s on to Phase 2 which is losing 50 more pounds and becoming physically fit. So if you knew the guy in this picture, he’s gone, shared Larry.

We are here to support you and provide resources to stay safe and active! 
#ActiveSWV #HealthyWV #MoveYourWay #RoleModel

Congratulations to board member Larry Harrah for prioritizing his health, setting goals, and his success!

"So today is a milestone day for me. I don’t talk about it much but on August 15th of last year I set a goal to lose 100 pounds in a year. Today I achieved that goal. Now it’s on to Phase 2 which is losing 50 more pounds and becoming physically fit. So if you knew the guy in this picture, he’s gone," shared Larry.

We are here to support you and provide resources to stay safe and active!
#ActiveSWV #HealthyWV #MoveYourWay #RoleModel
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Active Southern West Virginia is excited to announce a new way we will bring wellness to our community. This month, three Active SWV staff became certified Prevent T2 Lifestyle Coaches through the CDC certified National Diabetes Prevention Program, NDPP.

By offering this course, Active SWV hopes to reach locals who are combating prediabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes. The disease continues to deeply affect West Virginians. As of 2019, America’s Health Rankings placed WV as the unhealthiest state in the country, with 16.2% of adults reporting diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, which is preventable, accounts for about 90% of these cases.

The key word though is “preventable.” So, there is hope! Did you know, research shows that lifestyle intervention programs can cut the risk of type 2 diabetes by 50%? The NDPP was created 10 years ago as a response to the increase of prediabetes and diabetes in the United States and offers their Prevent T2 course as an effective intervention. Read more at https://activeswv.org/active-swv-trained-as-lifestyle-coaches/.

Active Southern West Virginia is excited to announce a new way we will bring wellness to our community. This month, three Active SWV staff became certified Prevent T2 Lifestyle Coaches through the CDC certified National Diabetes Prevention Program, NDPP.

By offering this course, Active SWV hopes to reach locals who are combating prediabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes. The disease continues to deeply affect West Virginians. As of 2019, America’s Health Rankings placed WV as the unhealthiest state in the country, with 16.2% of adults reporting diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, which is preventable, accounts for about 90% of these cases.

The key word though is “preventable.” So, there is hope! Did you know, research shows that lifestyle intervention programs can cut the risk of type 2 diabetes by 50%? The NDPP was created 10 years ago as a response to the increase of prediabetes and diabetes in the United States and offers their Prevent T2 course as an effective intervention. Read more at activeswv.org/active-swv-trained-as-lifestyle-coaches/.
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Board of Directors

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