New England Institute of Addiction Studies Summer School
June 08, 2015

The 46th Annual New England Summer School event will take place at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA, from June 8-11. With over 80 courses,  the New England Summer School has coursework designed for new and seasoned addiction counselors, prevention specialists, recovery coaches and organizers, allied professionals, criminal justice professionals, agency administrators, and all who encounter addiction in their work.

Register today to ensure your course choices. (Deadline: May 23)

All New England state alcohol and drug abuse agencies are offering partial scholarship assistance. (Deadline April 20)

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Family Advisory Council Meeting
May 20, 2015

Join us at the next Family Advisory Council Meeting.

Wednesday, May 20
6:00-78:30 p.m.
1138 Pine St.
Burlington, VT 05401


Professional Training Series: Psychosis: What is to be Done?
May 15, 2015

Presenters: Sandra Steingard, M.D. and Daniel Baslock, LISCW, AAP

This training will review current models for defining and understanding psychosis. We will review the traditional diagnostic classification, examine its limitations, and review alternative formulations. We will

  • Discuss current data on prognosis and discuss how treatment may help or hinder outcome
  • Review current thinking on etiology of psychosis including genetic, biological and environmental risk factors
  • Discuss the role of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment

May 15, 2015
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
300 Flynn Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401

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Free Training: Fun Activities to Benefit Children's Mental Health
May 07, 2015

Sam Gaulty, Coordinator of Howard Center's Outdoor Challenge Program will offer free workshop in recognition of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (May 3-9).

"Essential Fun: Incorporating Therapeutic Elements into Play and the Games to Help Do It"

Thursday, May 7
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Howard Center Child, Youth, and Family Services
1138 Pine St.
Burlington, VT