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Community Care Network Summer Picnic

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The Community Care Network held its summer picnic at the Hathaway Farm in Rutland on July 25.  A fun time was held by all.  The 1881 barn was fantastic along with an array of farm animals that kids of all ages enjoyed.  There were wagon rides and a 12 acre corn maze and games, music from our own Charlie Woods and enthuastic singers.  The food was fantastic and after the wagon ride, marshmallows were roasted by the campfire.  The rain held off and the view up in the hills was fantastic.  Thanks to all who attended and to the picnic organizers.

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Rocking Horse Circle of Support – New Group Beginning!

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Rocking Horse Circle of Support

The Rocking Horse Circle of Support aims to address the devastating consequences of drinking for pregnancy, and the equally destructive effects of parental substance use for early childhood.  The focus of the program is prevention, and early intervention.  This program educates and supports changes in attitudes and behavior to promote a healthy pregnancy, and strengthen families. 

What is the purpose of the program?

The purpose of the program is to help pregnant and parenting women reduce the risks of substance use in their lives, and promote life and parenting skills.

Who is eligible?

This program is designed for both women with young children and pregnant women between the ages of 18 and 35 who are substance users OR whose lives are affected by the substance use of a spouse, significant other, or family member.

What is the program structure?

The program is co-facilitated by a substance use specialist and a maternal child specialist offering community-based education, support, and group intervention.  The Rocking Horse Circle of Support meets for 10 weeks for 2 hours each week.  The curriculum offers education about substance use, parenting, and coping skills in a supportive environment.

Outcome Measures

Increase knowledge of the harmful effects of substance use for individual and family health, reduce substance use behavior and increase personal efficacy and parenting abilities.

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you!

 

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Early Childhood Program Receives Stewart’s Holiday Match

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Early Childhood Program Gets Support from Stewart’s Shops

Lauren Norford reports that the Behavioral Health Early Childhood Program has received a $500 from the Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match to support the work they are doing with Parent Child Interaction Therapy (for behavior disturbance) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (for trauma). Lauren applied for the grant, and the support goes to purchasing equipment and training for specialized Early Childhood therapies at RMHS, according to Lauren.  Thank you to Stewart’s Shops for their support! And thanks to Lauren for her diligence in securing these funds.

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Early Childhood Program Gets Support from The Vermont Country Store

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Lauren Norford reports that the Behavioral Health Early Childhood Program has received a $3,000 contribution from The Vermont Country Store to support the work they are doing with Parent Child Interaction Therapy (for behavior disturbance) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (for trauma). Lauren applied for the grant, and the support goes to purchasing equipment and training for specialized Early Childhood therapies at RMHS, according to Lauren.  Thank you to The Vermont Country Store and thanks to Lauren for her diligence in securing these funds.

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CCN Wins Another Governor’s Award for Wellness Programs

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Community Care Network was once again awarded a Worksite Wellness Award from the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.  Eighty-one Vermont worksites received awards in Burlington on March 21 for their onsite efforts to promote physical fitness and a healthy work-life balance.  Pictured receiving the award for CCN from Governor Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine, are Annette Bliss, Jean Lamarre, Annmarie Brown, and Ellen Coyle.  Congratulations to our CCN Worksite Wellness Team!

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Rutland Mental Health Services Welcomes New Emergency Services Director

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Rutland Mental Health Services is pleased to welcome Michelle Michalkovic as Director of Residential and Emergency Services.  Michelle holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has recently moved back to the United States from Switzerland.  Prior to leaving the states she was the Director of Adult Mental Health Services for the Department of Mental Health (Oneida), State of New York.  Mike O’Brien and Laura Kass will work with Michelle over the next two months to help with a smooth transition.

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Community Care Network Hires Controller

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Community Care Network is pleased to announce that Erika Lamb has been hired as our Controller.  Erika has a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from UVM and is a Certified Public Accountant; she most recently was a senior accountant for a South Burlington CPA firm.  She lives in Rutland and is excited to join a mission-driven organization like CCN.

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