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Archive for March, 2022

Answering the Call to Promote Safety and Wellbeing

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

A Game-changer; Embedded Mental Health Crisis Specialists within Vermont State Police   Every time people call the Vermont State Police, they are in some form of crisis – that’s why they’re calling. Now, innovative police social work teams are proactively intervening in crises to avoid unnecessary involvement of Vermonters in the criminal justice system; interrupt [...]

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HCRS Named Best Place to Work in Vermont Again

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2022

HCRS was named one of Vermont’s Best Places to Work for the second year in a row. Winners are chosen based on an in-depth confidential survey of staff covering all aspects of the employee experience, which contributes to approximately 80% of the agency’s evaluation. A comprehensive application was also completed by HCRS, providing the agency’s [...]

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Free Screening of “LIKE”

Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 2022

HCRS is offering a free screening of “LIKE” to anyone that’s interested on April 6th at noon. “LIKE” explores the impact of Social Media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. This documentary weaves in the stories and reflections of teenagers, and the perspectives of both brain scientists and Silicon Valley [...]

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HCRS & Northeastern Law School to Present Harm Reduction Research

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2022

Working together to expand education, compassion, and dignity Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s non-profit community mental-health agency, and Northeastern University School of Law will present research related to harm reduction practices in Windham County on March 30, 2022 at 9:15 am. Harm reduction refers to reducing negative social or physical consequences associated [...]

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HCRS Welcomes New Staff

Posted: Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

HCRS is pleased to announce the appointment of 28 new professionals that were hired in January & February whose talents will augment HCRS’ services in the Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Hartford, Springfield, and Windsor regions. Jazmin Bartlett, Zachery Beer, Kayla Betit, Hannah Brennan, Sharon Croteau, Heather Carter, Aubrey Colandria, Maddisin DiBernardo, Christine Farmer, Jamie Frost, Emma [...]

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HCRS Opens New Office in White River for Children & Youth Services

Posted: Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

The Hartford area outpatient services for children, youth, and families for HCRS has moved into a new location at 132 South Main Street in downtown White River Junction [as shown in photo]. In addition to providing additional space for meeting with clients, the new location offers space for a playroom to support staff’s ability to [...]

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Suicide Prevention Across Vermont

Posted: Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

According to Alison Krompf, Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Mental Health (DMH), “Vermont is regularly rated one of the healthiest states in the nation, and yet our rate of suicide is higher than the national average and climbing. It is time that we hold our State’s mental wellbeing to the same standard and [...]

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