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Howard Center Community Education Series An Overview of Cannabidiol (CBD) — Magic Elixir or Not?

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Understanding Opioid Addiction

Dana Poverman, LADC, LCMH; and John Brooklyn, MD, discuss the causes, chemistry and treatments of opioid addiction in Vermont. This talk is part of a free-and-open-to-the-public lecture series about public health and well-being presented by the Howard Center.

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001 Monday, September 21, 2015
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More Than the Blues: Understanding Depression and Its Treatment

Everyone experiences sadness, low energy, or decreased pleasure in things from time to time. When does ordinary sadness get to the point where increased concern is warranted?  What do we mean when we say somebody is depressed? What can we do to prevent depression from happening or worsening and...Watch now »

002 Monday, October 12, 2015
Autism in Children and Teens

This presentation will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorder, to include the recent changes to the diagnosis. We will explore strategies that help individuals with autism become more successful and independent across environments and settings.

Julie Smith, MA, BCBA, is the...Watch now »

003 Monday, November 23, 2015
Autism: Information and Resources for Transitioning into Adulthood
Autism: Information and Resources for Transitioning into Adulthood

What are some of the next steps for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to try as they become adults? This presentation will offer an overview of different strategies to help yourself or another person transition into adulthood and independence. Learn about adults with ASD and how...Watch now »

004 Monday, April 4, 2016
Understanding Trauma and Its Impact: Creating a Trauma-Informed Community
Understanding Trauma and Its Impact: Creating a Trauma-Informed Community

This presentation will explore the pervasiveness of trauma in our lives and its impact on our communities. The presenters will offer a developmental perspective when discussing the impact of trauma, as age and developmental levels are among the many factors contributing to the unique response...Watch now »

005 Monday, April 25, 2016
Six Myths and Five Secrets of Better Sleep
Six Myths and Five Secrets of Better Sleep

We all sleep. And for most people, sleep is a welcome refuge. Unfortunately, restful sleep can remain elusive, and this can become a chronic, frustrating experience for many. While sleep problems may not be dangerous for most, for others they may reflect, or may exacerbate, significant...Watch now »

006 Monday, May 23, 2016
Opioid Use and Treatment: What Are We Doing || Howard Center Community Education Series
Opioid Use and Treatment: What Are We Doing

It is widely accepted that opioid use in Vermont has a tremendous impact on all of us—on our children, families, and communities. Vermont has been a leader in addressing this significant national public health crisis. Panelists in this community conversation will highlight the individual and...Watch now »

007 Monday, September 12, 2016
Suicide Risk and Prevention for All Ages || Howard Center Community Education Series
Suicide Risk and Prevention for All Ages: What You Need to Know

The suicide rate in Vermont is increasing, and it’s up to all of us to reverse this trend. Learn more about suicide, including what increases or minimizes risk; steps you can take to respond to a friend, coworker, or loved one; and different local and nationwide resources that you should have at...Watch now »

008 Monday, October 17, 2016
Slow Psychiatry: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs || Howard Center Community Education
Slow Psychiatry: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs

The current prevailing model for the use of psychoactive drugs is a disease-oriented model. The drugs are thought to target specific disease processes such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. In this talk, Dr. Steingard describes an alternative model—a drug-...Watch now »

009 Monday, November 14, 2016
Nothing to Fear: Anxiety and its Management Across the Lifespan || Howard Center Community Education
Nothing to Fear: Anxiety and its Management Across the Lifespan

Most likely, we will all experience some period of anxiety during our lifetime. This workshop focuses on various aspects of anxiety, including its physical effects on our bodies. It also includes specific information about anxiety in youth, as well as information about various treatment options...Watch now »

010 Monday, April 10, 2017
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