April 2016 Newsletter
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Regional Youth and Families Conference for Addison, Bennington and Rutland Counties
Families and Youth in Addison, Bennington, and Rutland Counties, please join us for a day of fun, food, learning and networking opportunities.
When: May 3, 2016 from 9-4:30
Where: Holiday Inn Ruland, VT
To Register: VFFCMH.org and go to Upcoming Events on the left
Your $20.00 registration fee will provide lunch, snacks and workshop materials
Scholarships are available
Please call Cinn Smith with questions or to request scholarships 802-353-6817 (tel:802-353-6817)
Celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness week with us!
More details of statewide activities to come
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
May 1-7, 2016
“Healthy Families, Resilient Children: Mental Health is a Family Affair!”
Children are an integral part of a family unit and healthy families are better equipped to support resilient children. We all must fully endorse the undisputed importance of full family engagement and participation in the care and treatment of our children. Further, we must advocate for a holistic approach to children’s mental health that includes the provision of supports that strengthen the family as they nurture resiliency.
Please join us as we create a dialogue about the importance of healthy families and resilient children!
– Adopted from the National Federation of Families
|Thank you for voting for us!|
Dear VSECU staff and members,
We are honored to have so many VSECU members vote for us to receive funds through the We Care 2 project! Vermont Federation received enough votes to be awarded $3,545.00.
We are excited to be able to use these funds to further support families of children experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. We also support and assist Youth in Transition to adult life
So many of the families and youth we support experience complex challenges that often include trauma, low income, lack of basic needs such as food, transportation and fuel assistance.
Your votes and these funds will help us to reach more parents and youth and support their access to needed health, mental health and basic need supports.
On Well-being and Kindness
“We scientists have found that doing a kindness produces the single most reliable momentary increase in well-being of any exercise we have tested”
Martin Seligman, from Flourish: A visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being
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