Upcoming Conference: Understanding and Treating Self-Injury
HowardCenter Child, Youth and Family Services is proud to present a day-long conference featuring Barent Walsh, Ph.D. The presentation will focus on understanding, managing, and treating diverse forms of self-injury, including cutting and self-inflicted burning, as well as other types of self-injury. Walsh is the author of Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide.
Download and print a registration form for Understanding and Treating the Complex Puzzle of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury.
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April is National Autism Month
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory on Saturday to help promote and learn more about autism.
We salute our many staff who provide support and services to individuals with autism. In the past year, our staff have provided services to
- 29 children and youth in the Autism Spectrum Program
- 286 individuals on the autism spectrum who receive support through our Developmental Services
- 18 students enrolled in the SUCCEED program
For information about HowardCenter Programs that support individuals with autism:
Child, Youth, and Family Services: 488-7777
Developmental Services: 488-6500
Mentors Make a Difference
Last year our Community Friends Mentoring Program supported 80 mentor pair matches. Recently, one pair, John and Charles were interviewed on the WCAX Sunday morning show, "You Can Quote Me."
WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
What is Recovery?
For Josh Barlow, being a member of our Stabilization Treatment and Recovery Team (START) is just one component of his journey of recovery.
Last August, Josh wrote about his experience in an online article, "An Unsuspected Recovery," and asked, "What is recovery? Maybe there is no answer, no big solution or definition. All I know is that it took a lot of effort on the part of many people to get me where I am today."
Now, through the START Program, Josh is helping others in their recovery process. Read Josh's article in the August 2013 issue of Psychiatry Online.
START is a crisis program that employs a peer support team made up of individuals who are in recovery from mental illness.
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