News & Updates

News & Updates2017-12-22T14:48:29+00:00

Update: 12 staff to 13 staff Received their CDAs

Sieda Child Development Department, and the entire Sieda agency, has many congratulations to give. We went from 12 staff to 13 staff now that completed their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. In alphabetical order we have... Amanda Anderson    |    Christi Archer    |    Heaven Booy    |    Ginny Burtlow    |    Victoria Davis Carmen [...]

May 23rd, 2023|Agency News, Child Development|

Sieda Seeking Candidates for Its Board of Directors

Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates from Davis, Jefferson, and Van Buren Counties to serve as low-income representatives* on our board of directors. Sieda’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the nonprofit corporation and is responsible for establishing corporate policy, including matters related to the establishment of the agency goals and objectives, the agency's program planning, the [...]

November 2nd, 2022|Agency News|

Ottumwa Leadership Academy 2023 Grad, Angie Mach

Sieda Community Action would like to congratulate Angie Mach for graduating from the Ottumwa Leadership Academy. Angie is the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visit Program: HFA Assistant Program Manager. She is a member and was sponsored by Resilient Communities of Wapello County. Ottumwa Leadership Academy is held annually for local leaders to collaborate, enhance their skills and learn [...]

June 2nd, 2023|Agency News, Family Support Services|

Kratom, what is this crazy stuff?

Chances are you have seen the word "Kratom" outside your local gas stations, smoke shops, liquor stores, and even in coffee shops. Kratom is often marketed as a dietary supplement to increase focus and energy. However, there is more to Kratom than what meets the eye. Kratom has the ability to act as a stimulant when taken in smaller doses (1-5 grams) [...]

June 2nd, 2023|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda Community Action Monthly Dashboard: April

Sieda Community Action continuously collects data from our numerous programs, clients, and the community. Sieda client data collection starts from the moment our staff works with people who come to us with a need. Whether that is families wanting help meeting goals to be more self-sufficient, enrolling in Head Start, those seeking counseling, financial assistance for a disconnect, disaster [...]

Lyn Heaton Receives Outstanding Citizen Award

Please join Sieda Behavioral Health & Treatment Services (BHTS) and all of Sieda in congratulating Lyn Heaton. Lyn received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Iowa Corrections Association for her work with Adult Drug Court. Lyn has represented Sieda BHTS on the Adult Drug Court Team for many years. She will soon reach her 24th work anniversary with Sieda Community [...]

Wapello County SIPDO – Alterations to the Physical Environment Strategy

The Wapello County Coalition indicated the strategy chosen through the Strategic Initiatives to Prevent Drug Overdoses (SIPDO) grant was “Alterations to the Physical Environment" (APE). The SIPDO Coordinator and Prevention Supervisor selected this strategy by conducting interviews with community partners, monthly coalition meetings, subcommittee meetings, and discussions with key county stakeholders. The coalition discovered that by reinforcing current environmental [...]

Stress Awareness Causes and De-stressors

It is important to have Stress awareness. To learn of the causes and ways you can help manage your stress. One thing to avoid for less stress is nicotine. Tobacco & Vaping use has been linked to increasing anxiety, depression & stress. Research shows when tobacco users quit tobacco, they experience a decrease in stress, anxiety, and depression. Sieda's [...]

May 2nd, 2023|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|
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