Helping Families Cope with Serious Mental Illness: Maternal vs Social Work Instincts

I am a Social Worker. I am also a mom of an adult child with SMI, specifically bi-polar disorder. My child is 23 and I pray that she welcomes God into her life. That’s the mom in me talking. As a social worker, I want her to get a job, find a great partner who…
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How Outdoor Therapy Helps

How Outdoor Therapy Helps Throughout the pandemic, unique approaches to therapy were developed to continue necessary mental health services while maintaining health & safety protocols. We saw the rise of Telehealth, mobile wellness applications, and here at VCS- in order to stay ahead of the curve- we have decided to add another component to our…
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Rockland County’s Latino community is expanding at a rapid rate.

PUENTES: Building Bridges to Stronger Mental Health According to the 2020 U.S. Census figures analyzed by LoHud/The Journal News, the number of Latino/a people living in Rockland County has increased by more than a third since 2010. According to this data, Rockland is home to 66,451 Latino/a, an increase of 17,667 people who share this…
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Mental Health Takes Top Role at 2020 Olympics

Mental Health Takes Top Role at 2020 Olympics Speaking at the 138th International Olympic Committee Session in Tokyo recently, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus referenced an overarching goal of the Olympics, far beyond any single athletic event. “More than any other event, the Olympics have the power to bring the world together;…
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Child Abuse Prevention

Child abuse will kill 1,800 children in the U.S. this year. That’s according to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, child abuse or neglect “may stunt physical development of the child’s brain and lead to psychological problems, such as low self-esteem, which…
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VCS Golf Outing: Empower your community, register now

17th Annual Golf Outing Ahhh golf.  Let’s not forget how good a day outdoors can feel, especially now that coronavirus restrictions have been lifted on a very large scale. Much of the COVID burden has been lifted from our shoulders so there has rarely been a better time to clear your head and embolden your…
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