February 15, 2022 Rocking Horse Circle of Support Program Begins New Session March 16 Community News Provides Assistance to Pregnant & Parenting Women Seeking to Reduce the Effects of Substance Abuse in Their Lives. United Counseling Service (UCS) is pleased to announce that The Rocking Horse Circle of Support program, an educational support group for all woman, will be starting a new ten-week session on March 16. Meetings will be held virtually via zoom from 11:30am to 1:30pm every Wednesday for ten weeks.The program offers assistance to pregnant and parenting women who are seeking to reduce the effects of substance abuse in their lives, acquire improved life skills, and learn more about safe, nurturing parenting. There is no charge for participants. The Rocking Horse Program is funded through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health, Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs.This support group helps woman understand the risks associated with substance use behavior and introduces strategies to overcome the challenges of substance use and raising a family. The program follows a dedicated ten session curriculum that frames substance use in four major domains: substance use and women’s health, substance use and relationships, the effects of substance use on the family, and substance use as it influences life management.For information on the program, or to register contact Taija LaFountain at 802-442-5491 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and registration closes March 9.United Counseling Service (UCS) is a private, non-profit community mental health center that has played an essential part of Bennington County’s integrated healthcare system since 1958. The organization has been designated as a Center of Excellent by Vermont Care Partners. UCS promotes healthy lifestyles through all its programs and offers care at 15 different facilities, including two primary outpatient facilities in Bennington and Manchester. UCS provides outpatient counseling and addictions services, emergency mental health services, extensive rehabilitation services, home and school-based services, employment services for people.