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Dishing up meals in the wake of Michael

By Christie Wisniewski , Bennington Banner John "J.D." Hebert traveled to Florida recently, but it wasn't for a vacation. For 14 days beginning Oct. 15, Hebert accompanied 12 emergency responders in the Northwest Massachusetts Incident Management Team (NWMIMT) to provide relief as part of a federal response to Bay County, Florida communities affected by Hurricane Michael.Not only is Hebert a member of NWMIMT, he is also the director of facilities and safety for United Counseling Services (UCS) in Bennington— a company that completely supported Hebert's duty to r...[ more ]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Start On: November 26, 2018

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness one in five young people ages 13-18 have, or will have, a serious mental illness in their life, and half of all lifetime cases of mental illness start by age 14. Unaddressed mental health concerns in young people can affect every aspect ...

UCS Presents: Resilience- The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Start On: December 04, 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 experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifel...

UCS Presents: Becoming Bulletproof

Start On: February 06, 2019

Join us for a screening of the award winning documentary Becoming Bulletproof. BECOMING BULLETPROOF documents the making of an original Western film called Bulletproof . Bulletproof features actors with and without disabilities who meet every year at Zeno Mountain Farm (ZMF) to write, produce, and star in original short films. Founded by two brothers and their wives, Zeno Mountain Farm's philos...

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