ACS attendees at health fair

Representing Arbour Counseling Services from left: Jennifer Grossman, LMHC, Supervising Director of The Boston Center and ACS, Worcester PHP; Erin Almstrom, MA, ACS, Worcester PHP; Carly Jacobson, MA, The Boston Center; and Alexandra Rust, LMHC, Director of The Boston Center. Not shown: Lindsay L. Lehman, MA, Director of Community Services, Allston and Maria Petersen, LMHC, Program Coordinator, School-based Program, ACS, Woburn.

Arbour Counseling Services was well-represented at the Annual Behavioral Health Provider Fair on May 12th at the Wilmington Middle School. The event was hosted by the Wilmington Public School’s Behavioral Health Task Force. Attendees at the event included teachers, guidance counselors, parents, guardians, and students.

Six representatives from Arbour Counseling Services’ (ACS) Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) in Allston (The Boston Center), Woburn and Worcester attended the event.

Besides answering attendees’ questions and providing materials, ACS staff held several break-out sessions: Stress Management, Helping Students Advocate for Themselves, and an Overview of Community Counseling Programs, which were very well-attended.

Jennifer Grossman, LMHC, the Supervising Director of The Boston Center and ACS, Worcester’s Partial Hospitalization Programs says that the fair was a very positive experience, “Parents and teachers were so thankful for any information we could provide on how to help kids who are struggling emotionally to function at home and school.”

Almost 30 local mental health providers, community organizations, municipal departments, and state agencies were represented including the Department of Children and Families, the Middlesex District Attorney and the Wilmington Police Department.

Aleta Robison, LMHC, Director of ACS, Woburn says their School-based Program wanted to participate because it was, “a wonderful opportunity to promote mental health and well-being in the community, and to also provide information on the resources and outpatient services available.”

 

From AHS News, May/June 2016