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

Lunch Break: Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

February 22, 2023

* Content warning: this episode of Lunch Break contains mentions of suicide that may be triggering to some viewers. * This episode of Lunch Break With The Village focused on resources and strategies to aid in suicide prevention.

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Art Angels

December 6, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, December 13 at noon for a special episode of Lunch Break With The Village on the impact of giving during the holidays and learn how you can inspire a child this year through words of encouragement.

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The Heart of Foster Care

November 29, 2022

On this Lunch Break With The Village we discussed the transformative power of foster care and adoption in honor of National Adoption Month. This episode explored how being part of a family and community is crucial to children’s healthy development and how foster care provides children with a safe, nurturing home in which to thrive. Guests shared first-hand experiences on how foster care changes lives in profound ways.

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Prevailing Through Intimate Partner Violence

October 27, 2022

This episode examined some of the challenges victims of IPV face when navigating difficult and traumatic situations, share tips on supporting a friend or loved one and share a survivor’s perspective on resiliency and how she thinks of herself not only as a “survivor” but as a “thriver.”

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Teen Substance Use Prevention

September 29, 2022

Cassandra Schend, Village Project Director, Vernon ROCKS Coalition, focused on substance use prevention efforts in Hartford, Vernon and surrounding towns shared tips for parents on talking with your children about substance use, trends they’ve seen among young people, and more.

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Internet Safety with Expert Scott Driscoll

August 16, 2022

This episode of Lunch Break With The Village focused on Internet Safety. Our guest, the founder of Internet Safety Concepts, Scott Driscoll discussed: today’s popular apps or programs, the pros and cons of social media and tips for parents on how to keep their children safe online.

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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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