Prevention Champion Awards 2019

On Thursday, May 1st members of the St Johnsbury and Newport Regional Prevention Partnerships received Prevention Champion Awards from Prevention Works! at the Vermont State House. Below please find remarks from Sunny Naughton and Cheryl Chandler and a slide show of photos from the event! Northeast Kingdom Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) Cheryl: My name is Cheryl Chandler, the Regional Prevention Partnerships Coordinator at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury. Thank you to Prevention Works VT for this award and congratulations to our colleagues who have also received awards.  We are accepting… Read More

Tea and Tales with ie facilitation – session two, May 11th

Thanks to ie facilitation for expanding upon what you can expect in our second session of Tea and Tales: Free Write (stream of consciousness) or Writing to a Prompt are useful journaling strategies. During a workshop, I usually use one of these methods as a starting point. What comes next is intended to produce a deeper dive into self-exploration and awareness. On April 13th, we started with what I call Iceberg Write (stream of consciousness writing to find what is on the surface of our awareness). This moved us to finding a… Read More

2019 Vermont Prevention Champion Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) of the Northeast Kingdom have been selected to be recognized as one of the 2019 Vermont Prevention Champions! Thanks to Lori and Prevention Works! for this recognition! This includes the RPP of St. Johnsbury, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) and the RPP of Newport, Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS).  Together, these RPPs serve Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex counties.  The RPP grants are a customized regional response to reduce alcohol and drug use among adolescents, teens, and young adults in collaboration with the State of… Read More

NEK YPN April Activities

Photo Courtesy NEK YPN: (L-R) Ally Howell, Sunny Naughton, Patrick Sodums, Michael Hamiltonshire at Burke Mountain for the NEK YPN March Mixer after presenting at the Vermont League of Cities and Towns Conference on Young Professional Engagement in Communities Northeast Kingdom: Fresh off a bustling March with committee meetings, networking events and conference presentations, the Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals (NEK YPN) welcomes further engagement from those young, and young at heart, looking for a professional network in the Northeast Kingdom in April as the snow melts and the sun comes out. On… Read More

Tea and Tales Kicks off in April!

Newport: Sunshine Silver Lining Vision Consulting exclusively announces their premiere workshop series Tea and Tales. This series of writing and reading workshops will highlight both Vermont writers and authors as well as a variety of writing styles from journalling to memoir, poetry and screenwriting. This spring, Tea and Tales will kick off with several workshops at The Work Commons in Newport facilitated by Northeast Kingdom Native Ilene Elliott of ie facilitation. Private journaling is powerful and worthwhile. The added dynamic and energy of writing in a group can provide validation, encouragement, support,… Read More