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Start by calling (802) 229-0591 to speak to one of our friendly Intake Coordinators. You will be asked what kind of services you are seeking and depending on your answer, you will be directed to the correct person. You may be asked some routine questions and to schedule a brief interview to begin the process of accessing services. If you are not sure what services you are seeking, or what programs we offer, WCMHS will work with you to help you determine and access the services you may need.
If you are interested in Developmental Services, start by calling (802) 479-5012 (x565).
In order to receive Developmental Services, you need to be Medicaid eligible. WCMHS can help you determine your Medicaid eligibility and will work with you to access the services you may need.
Upcoming Events And News
Resources for Childhood and Adolescent Grief and Trauma
WCMHS is working to support Harwood Union, its students and families and our entire community after the tragedy that occurred recently. We hope that we can provide some useful materials and resources to navigate this difficult time for many. Here is a summary to help understand what could be happening for yourself, your family and friends and self-care ideas that can help you cope now. Also, here are some guidelines for specifically supporting adolescents and information on trauma and grief across childhood. The following two links will be useful for parents/caregivers and educators. If you are someone you care about needs additional supports, please call our Screening team at 229-0591. Screeners are available 24 hours a day.
Clara Martin Center to Celebrate 50th Anniversary!
Clara Martin Center is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They are putting on an event called "Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health Wellness and Recovery" on January 7, 2017 at the Chandler Music Hall. The evening will highlight the talents of those who recognize mental health as an essential part of overall wellbeing, featuring an art and writing exhibit from Vermont artists, and capped off by a performance from the Me2/Orchestra.
Building Flourishing Communities Conference being held on December 1st and 2nd at Lake Morey Inn
The Vermont Agency of Human Services and Northeast Vermont Area Health Educational Center (AHEC) are hosting this 2-day workshop focused on building resilient communities by preventing Adverse Childhood Expereiences (ACEs) and increasing caregiver knowledge of resilience science. This is an opportunity to collaborate on ways to prevent and address the harms imposed by traumatic experiences upon individuals and, by extension, entire communities.
Adolescent Dialectic Behavior Therapy(DBT) Skills Group to be offered at WCMHS!
WCMHS will start an adolescent DBT group in October which will take place on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:00pm at 286 Hospital Loop/Building C in the CVMC medical complex. If you are interested in making a referral, please use this form. The final start date will be announced soon. For more information, please contact Becky at 229-0591 or Katie at 476-1480.
Satelite Autoglass in Berlin to Hold a Repairfest Fundraiser on 10/29 for Ch.O.I.C.E. Academy
Ch.O.I.C.E. Academy will be given a donation for every repair at Safelite on Rt 302 in Berlin on 10/29 from 1:00-4:00 pm. There will be prizes and other fun activities, so come down and support this great cause.
WCMHS Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS) will offer Caregiver's Workshop
Do you know a child who has "been through a lot"? CCPS will offer a 6-week psychoeducational & support group designed to help anyone who is parenting a child who has experienced such things as parental loss, changes in custody, chaotic life events, or a trauma of any kinds. This group will take place on Friday's from 9:30-11:00 at 174 Hospital Loop in Berlin. Please contact Danielle or Jennifer at 479-4083 for more information. Pre-registration is required.
Fall Training offered by WCMHS and WCYSB- Parenting: Navigating the Teen Years with Compassion and Courage
Washington County Mental Health Services in collaboration with Washington County Youth Services Bureau is offering a 6-week course on parenting teens to all interested. The group will run Wednesdays, October 5 – November 2 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the WellSpace, 23 Summer St. in Barre. Facilitators are Roberta Garland and Selene Lutschg. For more information or to sign up, please contact Roberta at (802) 229-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCMHS Fall Children's Groups
Many exciting groups are being offered this Fall starting in September and October, ranging from weight lifting for teenage girls to equine assisted therapy. For more information, please contact Karli Clark at 229-0591.
WCMHS Wellness Collaborative Fall Groups Schedule Released
The Wellness Collaborative will have new classes starting in September. The Wellness Collaborative aims to raise the wellness and quality of life for clients who are dealing with the challenges and stresses of daily living. Please see schedule to learn more about classes, and dates/times for each class. For more detailed information, please contact Ellia or Doreen at 479-4083.
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