Lunch Break With The Village

Lunch Break With The Village is a monthly Facebook Live event series that features Village staff and community guests who provide expert tips and advice on navigating challenging life situations and other relevant topics.

Past Episodes

Teen Substance Use Prevention

September 29, 2022

Join us on Thursday, September 29 at noon for an episode of Lunch Break With The Village on teen substance use prevention. Cassandra Schend, Village Project Director, Vernon ROCKS Coalition, focused on substance use prevention efforts in Hartford, Vernon and surrounding towns will share tips for parents on talking with your children about substance use, trends they’ve seen among young people, and more.

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Mental Health & Sports Therapy with The Connecticut Sun

July 20, 2022

We discussed how The Village has partnered with The Connecticut Sun to provide one-of-a-kind basketball clinics that enrich the sports-infused mental health therapies offered though our Extended Day Treatment (EDT) program thanks to Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.

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Body Image

April 21, 2022

Our guests discussed the importance of promoting self-worth, self-love and empowerment as well as connections between mental health and eating disorders.

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Trauma, Resiliency & Equity

March 24, 2022

This Lunch Break episode we focused on trauma, resiliency and equity. Our guest, Nelba Márquez-Greene, discussed the importance of allowing grief, trauma and loss in the room and how tools, language, skills, resources and acceptance should be available to live a full, grieving life.

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Free Tax Help With VITA

January 13, 2022

We discussed how Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and other resources through The Village’s Financial Opportunity Center can help this tax season and beyond.

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