Community Education Series

Since 2015, each spring and fall Howard Center offers its free and open to the public community education series on a wide range of topics related to mental health, substance use and recovery, and developmental disabilities. The series is designed to provide education, reduce stigma, and offer opportunity for discussion around topics like, ADHD, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, Autism, safe injection sites, and many others. Presentations and film screenings are held at in the KB Theater or at Main Street Landing’s Film House. Thanks to our sponsors and Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM).

The Community Education Series archive is a video collection of all presentations since 2015. Thanks to Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM) for their work to ensure our presentations are available for future use and viewing.

Series Archives

Scattered: ADHD Across the Lifespan

“Scattered: ADHD Across the Lifespan,” a presentation about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The presenters are Feyza Basoglu, MD and Joseph Lasek, MD. Discussion and Q & A will follow.

Producer:VCAM Episode: 015 Original Air Date:May 14, 2018

Marijuana: Legalization or Not?

As Vermont and other states decide whether to legalize marijuana, this panel discussion, moderated by Jane Lindholm, host of VPR’s “Vermont Edition”, will offer various perspectives and information from panelists… Watch Now »

Producer:VCAM Episode: 012 Original Air Date:September 25, 2017

Slow Psychiatry: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs

The current prevailing model for the use of psychoactive drugs is a disease-oriented model. The drugs are thought to target specific disease processes such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder,… Watch Now »

Producer:Vermont Community Access Media Episode: 009 Original Air Date:November 4, 2016

Opioid Use and Treatment: What Are We Doing

It is widely accepted that opioid use in Vermont has a tremendous impact on all of us—on our children, families, and communities. Vermont has been a leader in addressing this… Watch Now »

Producer:Vermont Community Access Media Episode: 007 Original Air Date:September 12, 2016

Six Myths and Five Secrets of Better Sleep

We all sleep. And for most people, sleep is a welcome refuge. Unfortunately, restful sleep can remain elusive, and this can become a chronic, frustrating experience for many. While sleep… Watch Now »

Producer:Vermont Community Access Media Episode: 006 Original Air Date:May 23, 2016