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UCS and Washington County Mental Health – First Two Agencies in Vermont to become a Vermont Care Partners Center of Excellence

Pictured: Lorna Mattern, Executive Director of UCS and Al Gobeille, Secretary of Agency of Human Services Vermont Care Partners (VCP) is proud to announce that Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS) and United Counseling Service (UCS) have achieved certification as a Vermont Care Partner Center of Excellence. The certification is granted when the agency demonstrates its provision of high quality and accessible comprehensive services to people living with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.  WCMHS is celebrating its 50th year of providing community based services developing innovative and effective programs that are responsive to the needs of the people of Washington County.  UCS is in its 60th...[ more ]

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United Counseling Service Events

UCS Presents: Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Start On: March 28, 2018

“The child may not remember, but the body remembers." This documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a national movement to prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful exp...

Trauma Informed Care Training

Start On: April 04, 2018

Moving from Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the Lives of Those We Serve to Implementing Principles of Trauma Informed Care SAMSHA’s National Center for Trauma Informed Care promotes trauma-informed practices in the delivery of services to people who have experienced violence and trauma and are seeking support for recovery and healing. T...

Bowl For Kids' Sake

Start On: April 07, 2018

Bowl for Kids' Sake is the primary funding source for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County. Without community support at this event, Big Brothers Big Sisters would be unable to continue matching youth in the community with adult mentors. Youth mentoring has proven to increase performance in school and reduce the likelihood of drug or alcohol experimentation. By providing guidance and dire...

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