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VPCH Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, December 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, December 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

VCIL: Film Screening of Beyond Silence

Film screening of:  Beyond Silence

Location:  Film House at Main Street Landing, Burlington

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

VPCH Policy Committee Meeting

Takes place at VPCH

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Adult State Program Standing Committee

280 State Drive, NOB 2 North - Waterbury, VT

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

S.133 Public Meeting

Now that S. 133 has passed the Department of Mental Health will be taking lead on several sections related to requirements of an “Analysis, Action Plan, and Long-Term Vision for the Provision of Mental Health Care Within the Health Care System”.  To begin we will primarily focus on Section 3 and Section http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/S.133 by hosting two full day meetings on July 25th and August 17th to discuss several sections of the Analysis with an initial report due September 1, 2017. 

We will be meeting in Waterbury and will break the day down into topic areas in which you can choose to participate in as many as you would like.  We will begin the section by reviewing the relevant language, highlighting any current work or work to date, any data we have and opening the conversation up to “questions, ideas or suggestions”.  The meetings will be facilitated, call-in option available and notes will be taken and provided to all.  In general, the day will proceed as follows:

For adults, children and adolescents:

8:30-10:00       General data, Emergency Department data regarding reasons for referrals, what effects wait times, and challenges to discharge, anticipated demographics

10:00-11:30     Barriers and gaps in services and what is needed to hire and maintain staff

11:30-12:30     Lunch on your own

12:30-1:30       Regional care coordination and DMH’s care team

1:30-3:00         Crisis Diversion options and models

3:00-4:30         Mental health parity, geriatric psychiatric and forensic psychiatric

There will be separate meetings on the other topics included in S.133.

Please note  - You must RSVP by July 15 to Jennifer.Rowell@vermont.gov or 802-241-0137 so we have an idea of the number of people attending so we can provide the information to the security desk!  It will be very challenging to get into the building if you have not RSVP’d.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (All day)

Alyssum: Healing Voices Workshop Series

HEALING VOICES WORKSHOP SERIES

By Gloria van den Berg, Executive Director for Alyssum

At Alyssum, 927 Rt 100 North, Rochester Vt. 05767
Contact: 802-767-6000 or Information@Alyssum.org or visit our website at https://www.alyssum.org/
Cost: $75 per session or $200.00 for all three. Lunch provided, scholarships available
RSVP as space is limited
 A three part series on understanding, working with and Healing Voices
Group participation and feedback by Voice Hearers and their Support Team members is encouraged.

Part 1: Friday July 28: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT HEALING VOICES:

  • Examining mind, the brain, energy, senses and spiritual nature

  • Mindfulness, mind management (meditation) and staying in the present

  • Looking at the terms “real” and “delusional”

  • The role of trauma

  • Non-attachment and the role it plays as it relates to support

  • How do our belief systems impact hope and stigma?

  • Defining different types of Voices: Trauma based and “Other”

Part 2: Friday August 25: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

WORKING WITH PERSONAL OR TRAUMA BASED VOICES: hands on practice and discussion

  • Allowing for hope and reducing fear

  • Interactive discussion and role play

  • Worksheets, journaling, sequential healing and interactions with the Voices.

o    Defining the Voices

o    Making meaning of the Voices

o    Working with the Voices

o    Integrating the Voices

Part 3: Friday September 29: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

WORKING WITH VOICES WHICH ARE “OTHER” (not personal or trauma based)

  • Problem solving & teamwork

  • Managing the mind and energy cycles

  • Staying grounded - understanding mind, energy and different levels of consciousness

  • Creating and maintaining boundaries

  • The role of spirituality and non-attachment as it relates to psychosis

  • Staying connected & self care (for team members)

 

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Act 264 and Children's State Program Standing Committee

Location:  Howard Center - 1138 Pine Street, Burlington - The March 24, 2017 Meeting is being held at 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671.

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

VPCH Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, December 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, December 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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Contact Information

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Melissa Bailey
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone:  (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100

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