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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
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Course for Interested Community Members Scheduled for February 28th and March 1st
A free YMHFA training will be offered from 8:30am to 12:30pm on the mornings of February 28th and March 1st at the MacFarland State Building in Barre. YMHFA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Please call (802) 505-8149 for more information and to sign up.
The Gender Spectrum- A Full Day Training Sponsored by Vermont Higher Education Collaborative
Lisa Estivill from Washington County Mental Health will present The Gender Spectrum- Gaining Understand and Moving Towards Gender Inclusive Environments at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier on 3/28 from 8:30-3:30. This introductory workshop is geared toward professionals who work with children and youth and want to learn more about gender expression and/or identity differences. Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with children, youth, and families for over 25 years and is currently the Director of Therapeutic Education/After School Services at WCMHS Ch.O.I.C.E. Academy.
Wretches and Jabberers Team Will Give Keynote at 2017 Life With Autism Conference!
Larry Bissonnette, Tracy Thresher, Harvey Lavoy of WCMHS and Pascal Cheng of Howard Center will present the keynote for this year's Life with Autism Conferecne in Boca Raton Florida. The conference is being held on 2/11/17. For more information, please click here.
Save the Date! Vermont Care Partners Hosts Stepping Forward Together Conference on March 27th and 28th in Burlington
Vermont Care Partners is hosting Stepping Forward Together- Advancing Equity and Cultural Competency to Imrpove Population Health at the Sheraton in Burlington on March 27th and 28th. The keynote speaker is Camera Phyllis Jones M.D. Dr Jones is research director on social determinants of health and equity in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion will be the keynote speaker.
Teen Grief and Loss group starts 2/23
A new Grief and Loss group is scheduled to start Thursday February 23, 2017 from 3:30-5:00 pm at 174 Hospital Loop in Berlin. This group is being offered for youth ages 15-18 and will run for 6 consecutive weeks. The Children’s Grief and Loss Project offers group, individual, and parenting supports related to grief and loss for youth ages 8-18. Participation is not limited to children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Children who have experienced losses due to parental incarceration, abandonment, termination of parental rights, or other circumstances are welcome to access these services.
WCMHS Imagination Station
The Imagination Station is now scheduling for individual and group sessions at 23 Summer St. in Barre. Imagination Station is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for use by schools, clinicians, and families or other private parties who have a trained adult to accompany the group for the entire session. If you are interested in becoming a trainer or to submit a referral form, please contact Heather Slayton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 479-4055.
WCMHS Winter Children's Groups
Many exciting groups groups are being offered this winter. Many groups are ongoing and some start dates are still being determined. Please click here for more information. The groups range from weight lifting for teenage girls and boys to equine assisted therapy. For more information, please contact Karli Clark at 229-0591.
WCMHS Wellness Collaborative Early Winter Groups Schedule Released
The Wellness Collaborative will have new classes starting in November. 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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