Interested in learning more about opioids and having NARCAN available to help save a life? We are offering another free NARCAN training on March 20, 2024, from 6pm to 7pm at the Barneveld Area Rescue Squad 403 Bus Id, Barneveld, WI.

Anyone is welcome to attend this training on recognizing signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone. Each participant will receive a kit that contains two doses of NARCAN.

Register by scanning the QR code or clicking on the link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DAFA82EA5F8C43-48367179-narcan?fbclid=IwAR1vz4_Q4dQLtqOvXiwjUdNaxTUE8COR8nROGXRY_1eqpVak6rd8DffHUQ8#/

Interested in learning more, but cannot attend this training…Individual training sessions are available by appointment at the Health Department. Call 608-930-9870 for more information/to schedule an appointment.

We’re Ready to Add to Our Team. Are You Ready to Be Part of It?

If you’re ready to be a member of a team that shows up for each other, that takes the time to listen to each others’ needs and volunteer to help balance each others’ workloads, who have healthy boundaries but also aren’t afraid to be vulnerable, who welcome authenticity while inspiring each other to be their very best, who desire being held accountable to invest in and sustain your own health which contributes to longevity and consistency of service, who desire passion and purpose in addition to a paycheck and benefits, then you’re ready for Unified Community Services.

We’re looking to hire outpatient behavioral health clinicians to become part of an already phenomenal team that does heroic and honorable work in Iowa and Grant County.

We’re looking to give opportunities to interns of high integrity who want to immerse themselves in the service of clients who many health systems refuse to serve, who want to apply your knowledge to gain experience and expertise in real world challenges, and who want to build a foundation of professional excellence you can take pride in.

Our success is your fulfillment.

Your flourishing is our clients thriving.

We’re ready to add to our team. Are you ready to be part of it?

Thank you to Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development for awarding Unified Community Services with the Gold Award for Being a Veteran Ready Employer!

Award Presentation at Unified Community Services 2.13.2024

Have you ever heard the saying “You never step in the same river twice?”

Although our habits, patterns, and routines can feel familiar, no day is exactly identical because we are always growing, learning, and changing ourselves! Enjoy the moment you’re in!

Support Opportunity from the Childmind Institute!

Friendships are important to children. If your kid is having a hard time fitting in, there are ways you can help your child make friends.

https://childmind.org/article/kids-who-need-a-little-help-to-make-friends/

Here Are Some Ways to Maximize Your Mental Health During Snow Days!

Snow days can offer a unique opportunity to prioritize mental health and well-being. Here are some ways people can use snow days to benefit their mental health:

  1. Embrace Relaxation:
    • Take advantage of the forced break and use it as an opportunity to relax. Enjoy a cozy day indoors with a good book, movies, or your favorite TV shows.
    • Practice mindfulness or meditation to help calm the mind and reduce stress.
  2. Connect with Others:
    • Spend quality time with family or friends. Use the snow day as an excuse to have a game night, cook together, or simply catch up with loved ones.
    • Connect virtually with friends if meeting in person is not possible. Video calls can provide a sense of social connection.
  3. Engage in Creative Activities:
    • Channel your creativity by engaging in activities like drawing, painting, writing, or crafting. Creative pursuits can be therapeutic and enjoyable.
    • Start a DIY project or try a new hobby that you’ve been curious about.
  4. Outdoor Activities:
    • If it’s safe to venture outside, enjoy the snow by going for a walk, building a snowman, or having a friendly snowball fight. Fresh air and physical activity can positively impact mood.
    • Winter sports such as skiing or ice skating can be both fun and excellent for physical health.
  5. Self-Care Rituals:
    • Pamper yourself with self-care rituals, such as a warm bath, skincare routine, or a relaxing massage. Take the time to prioritize your well-being.
    • Practice self-compassion and be kind to yourself. Use the day to recharge both mentally and physically.
  6. Learn Something New:
    • Use the time to learn a new skill or explore a new subject. This could be through online courses, tutorials, or even reading educational books.
    • Stimulating your mind with new information can be intellectually rewarding and provide a sense of accomplishment.
  7. Declutter and Organize:
    • Tackle a decluttering project at home. Organizing your living space can have a positive impact on your mental state and create a sense of order.
    • Simplifying your surroundings can lead to a clearer mind and reduced feelings of stress.
  8. Reflect and Set Goals:
    • Take some time for introspection. Reflect on your goals, values, and priorities. Consider whether you’re on the right path and what adjustments might be beneficial.
    • Set realistic and achievable goals for the upcoming weeks or months. Having a sense of purpose can contribute to overall well-being.
  9. Enjoy Comfort Foods:
    • Indulge in comfort foods that bring you joy. Whether it’s a warm bowl of soup, hot cocoa, or your favorite winter treat, savoring comforting foods can be a simple pleasure.
  10. Digital Detox:
    • Consider taking a break from screens and social media. Disconnecting for a day can help reduce feelings of overwhelm and contribute to a more mindful and present mindset.

Remember, the key is to tailor your snow day activities to what brings you joy and relaxation. Everyone is different, so choose activities that resonate with you and contribute to your overall well-being.