Wellspring Counseling Services is excited to share the launch of a new parenting group for families in the greater Waterbury area. The Angry and Defiant Child: A Group for Parents Who Have Tried EVERYTHING will take place at Wellspring’s Outpatient Offices on Straits Turnpike in Middlebury this fall.
Join Wellspring therapists Kathy Dowling, LMFT and Pam Hemingway for this family centered approach to parenting children with challenging behaviors. Facilitated video discussion and workbooks along with group support will guide participants in learning to respond rather than react to their children.
This 8-week series will begin on October 13 and take place on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The cost of the 8-week series is $80 per family (sliding fee scale available). Babysitting subsidies are also available. Space is limited.
To register or learn more, please call 203-758-2296.
This group has been funded, in part, by the Healthy Communities Fund of the Connecticut Community Foundation. Participation in this group is limited to residents of: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury.
About Connecticut Community Foundation
Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. While serving this 21-town region, the Foundation provides leadership in addressing the community’s critical issues, strengthens local nonprofit organizations through grants and technical assistance programs, and works with individuals, families and corporations to administer charitable and scholarship funds. Learn more at www.conncf.org.
The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring, a leader in therapeutic education, has been honored as a 2016-2017 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence.
According to NASET, “Selection as a NASET a School of Excellence is the highest honor a private special education school can achieve through our professional association. The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.”
“The NASET Award to the Arch Bridge School at Wellspring is another affirmation for the dedicated teachers and staff. The quality of their work and relationships to their students continues to be exemplary,” said NASET Executive Directors Dr. Roger Pierangelo and Dr. George Giuliani, in a written statement.
Arch Bridge School is also featured on the NASET School of Excellence website, as can be seen in this year’s recipients listing online.
The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring serves children in grades 1-12 and has earned multiple commendations from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Education. The school offers academics and college preparatory courses, allowing students to meet their unique academic objectives while in our day school or residential treatment programs. The Arch Bridge School has a long history of success in serving youth with emotional and psychological issues along with learning vulnerabilities. At Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School youth develop the skills and resources they need to return to a public school setting, return to home, or enroll in college.
The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is a national membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to those preparing for or teaching in the field of special education. NASET was founded to promote the profession of special education teachers and to provide a national forum for their ideas.
The mission of NASET is to render all possible support and assistance to professionals who teach children with special needs. NASET seeks to promote standards of excellence and innovation in special education research, practice, and policy in order to foster exceptional teaching for exceptional children. Learn more at www.naset.org.
THANK YOU to all of our friends, donors, staff, and sponsors who helped make the Give Local 2016 fundraising campaign such a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!!!
Special Thanks to the following individuals and sponsors:
Jack & Pam Baker
Wayne Eisenbaum Charitable Foundation
Salem Foundation Fund
Southbury Community Trust Fund
John & Shirley Michaels
Svetlik Andrews Fund
For more information about Give Local please visit www.GiveLocalCCF.org.
Yesterday the national Give Local campaign experienced a system overload, crashing the website! We heard from many of our donors who were frustrated that their donations were not able to be processed, and today we are excited to share the good news:
The Give Local website is working now! And the fundraising challenge has been extended to Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 PM. AND… At 9:45 on May 4 we are HALFWAY to our $40,000 goal thanks to our generous donors!
Make your donation, or check in on our progress at www.wellspring.org/givelocal.
We are excited to share that our participation in Give Local 2016 will be further amplified through the generous pledge of a $40,000 gift of matching funds provided by members of Wellspring’s board of directors and alum parents.
Donations made between 7 a.m. May 3rd and 7 p.m. May 5th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and their sponsors. To learn more, or to make your online donation during the campaign, please visit www.wellspring.org/givelocal.