Apr 29, 2021

CHL Receives Video Award for Umatter YYA!

JoEllen Tarallo, ED, accepts the award for CHL
JoEllen Tarallo, ED, accepts the award for CHL

CHL’s video “What is Umatter YYA?” won a first place award in the Community Impact category at the Alliance for Community Media’s Northeast Region 2020 "Nor'easters" Video Festival”. The award recognizes “Making a Difference” programs that generate community involvement and interest through awareness, empowerment or education.Watch the video here!

The 4-minute video, produced with the assistance of Brattleboro Community TV (BCTV), describes CHL's Umatter for Youth and Young Adults program, a youth leadership initiative which promotes mental health wellness. 

Umatter® YYA is a mental health promotion and suicide prevention youth leadership and engagement program which helps youth develop skills necessary to take a positive wellness approach to mental health, recognize risk factors, and know when and how to get help. Umatter YYA helps youth develop skills for self-care and to impact their community. CHL developed Umatter YYA as a component of Umatter Suicide Prevention, a national best practice program and has successfully implemented it in Vermont for several years. 

As always, we're grateful for your interest in and support for the Center for Health and Learning, Umatter, and Umatter YYA.  

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Mar 5, 2021

Presenting: the 2020 VTSPC Impact Report

The Center for Health and Leanring and the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center (VT SPC) is pleased to prsent our 2020 VT SPC Impact Report. 

The Vermont Suicide Prevention Center (VTSPC) is a public-private partnership of the Center for Health and Learning with the VT Agency of Human Services and many partner organizations and individuals. The mission is to create health-promoting communities in which people have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and resources to reduce suicides in Vermont.  The 2020 Impact Report highlights some of the key achievements of the VT SPC in 2020.  Some noteworthy items from the report:

*At the 2020 Advocacy Day at the Statehouse, we had  60 participants from across the state

*The annual Vermont Suicide Preveniton Symposium was adapted to a virtual format and served over 300 participants.

*Implemtned Umatter® for for Schools online course with 25 participants representing 11 Schools and/ or Mental Health Agencies

*Implemented Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness Overview online--3 webinars with 81 participants from 68 organizations

*Implemtned 5 Umatter® Gatekeeper training with 135 participants form 5 organization

AND: the “What is Umatter® YYA” video received first place in the Community Impact Division at the 2020 Nor’easter Video Festival put on by the Alliance for Community Media – Northeast Regions. The video was made in partnership with Brattleboro Community TV. The award recognizes programs that generate community involvement and interest through awareness, empowerment and education. 

Thank you so much for the support that made this possible.  The Impact Report is attached!

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Dec 30, 2020

Happy New Year from CHL

The Center for Health and Learning is pleased to announce that their video "What is Umatter® YYA", produced with the assistance of Brattleboro Community TV, has won the first place Community Impact award at the 2020 Nor'Easter Video Festival put on by the Alliance for Community Media - Northeast Regions (ACM-NE). Community Impact Awards recognize “Making a Difference” programs that generate community involvement and interest through awareness, empowerment or education.

This 4 minute video describes our Umatter® for Youth and Young Adults program, a youth leadership initiative which promotes mental health wellness.

Many thanks to Brattleboro Community Action Television for their outstanding work on this video. We are grateful for their partnership.

As this year comes to an end, the Center for Health and Learning would like to thank all of our colleagues, partners, sponsors, and training participants with whom we have worked. Our collaborative efforts to improve the health of our communities, despite the challenges we all faced this year, have been an inspiration to us all and motivates us to continue this important work. On behalf of the CHL Board of Directors and CHL Staff, we wish you a safe and happy new year.

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