Howard Center Presents Spring Community Education Series

Burlington, VT— Howard Center is pleased to announce the return of The Marna and Stephen Wise Tulin Spring Community Education Series—free and open to the public—which will take place virtually on Thursday, April 13 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

“The Spring Community Education Series is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn more about mental health, and the critical role that law enforcement and mental health professionals play in responding to crisis situations,” said Bob Bick, CEO of Howard Center. “We are grateful to our partners who are joining us to share their expertise and experience.”

The April Community Education Series event features a 25-minute excerpt of the Emmy award-winning HBO documentary Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with local mental health and law enforcement professionals. Panelists include Kristin Chandler from Team Two, Chief Shawn Burke from the South Burlington Police Department, and Howard Center staff members Tammy Boudah from Street Outreach, Rachel Lawler from Community Outreach, and Leslie Nelson from START. Register for this virtual, free, and open to the public event at

The May Community Education Series event is on May 18, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Howard Center’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Catarina Campbell will present Racial Trauma and Generational Healing, a thought-provoking analysis of racism from an historical perspective and provide strategies to achieve justice on a personal and communal level. Register for this virtual, free, and open to the public event at

Howard Center is also hosting our annual, all-day educational conference on April 19, which will feature a lineup of national experts in the field of mental health, including Nadine Burke Harris, Dacher Keltner, BJ Miller, Jeffrey Swanson, and Anna Malaika Tubbs. The in-person conference, Breaking Barriers: Finding Purpose & Possibilities Together, will cover a range of topics related to mental health, such as adverse childhood experiences, compassion, end-of-life care, gun violence, and more. The conference registration fee is $199 and includes CEUs.

More information and registration details for both Howard Center’s 6th Annual Spring Conference and the Tulin Spring Community Education Series can be found on the Howard Center website,

These events provide opportunities for professionals, caregivers, and anyone interested in mental health to learn from leading experts and connect with others who share their interest. For questions and media inquiries, please contact Paul Detzer, Howard Center’s development and communications engagement manager, at or 802-488-6911.