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UCS and Teens for Change Announce 4th Annual Youth Summit

United Counseling Service (UCS) is delighted to announce that registration is open for the Southern Vermont Youth Summit. The Youth Summit will take place on Saturday, June 9th from 8:30am- 2:45pm. The day will begin at Southwestern Vermont Health Care at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington with workshops located throughout SVHC and UCS campuses. The keynote speaker, Ron “Cook” Barrett, will discuss self-esteem and appreciation, helping students find a sense of pride in themselves and learning to appreciate their differences. Workshops will include Suicide Prevention, Beading, Acts of Kindness, Hip Hop and more. This year, thanks to the Youth in Transition Grant from the Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (VFFCMH) the summit is open to all Southern...[ more ]

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Southern Vermont Youth Summit – Healthy State of Mind

Start On: June 09, 2018

This is the fourth year that UCS has hosted the Youth Summit. It is an exciting experience for transitional age youth and is open to all teens. The theme of the Summit, ‘Healthy State of Mind’, provides a focus for teens to explore what mental wellness, community wellness and substance abuse prevention may mean to individuals and the Bennington community as a who...

UCS Go the Distance 5K

Start On: June 10, 2018

Join us for our Annual Go The Distance 5K. Run or walk a paved course through beautiful Bennington, Vermont. This race benefits the Client Wellness Fund at UCS. Wellness activities can help individuals focus, overcome obstacles, get along with others and even fight off illness. Wellness programs are broad and can include physical fitness, seminars, workshops, classes...

Mental Health First Aid

Start On: August 28, 2018

Sometimes First Aid isn't a bandage, or CPR or calling 911. Sometimes First Aid is you! Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course which teaches participants an action plan to assess a situation, select, and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for an individual. The program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health prob...

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