Join us in celebrating play therapy this week!
We’re excited and proud to be an official drop-off location for the 2019 Don’t Miss the Bus School Supplies Drive!
Stop by Brighter Futures Counseling at 1002 North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown now through July 18th to donate school supplies for local students in need. You can visit https://bluegrasscellular.com/dontmissthebus for a list of most requested items, or find the list available for download below. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your support! You can also make a donation–$10.00 buys a kit of supplies for one child! All proceeds benefit local school systems!
Thanks for your support!
The team here at Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC wants to wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday. We also wanted you to be aware of our office closings during this Holiday season. Our office will be closed starting November 21st, 2018 at 11:30 am and we will reopen with normal business hours on November 26, 2018. We will also be closed starting December 21st, 2018 and will be closed until after the New Year, with our first day back in the office being January 2nd 2019. Normal business hours will resume after this time. If you should have an emergency during this time please call 911 or contact your nearest emergency room, as all staff will be out of the office. Thank you, and again warm wishes during this Holiday.
Brighter Futures Counseling is excited to announce that the adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training Group is now up and running. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy–otherwise known as DBT is an evidenced based therapy program specifically designed to help individuals dealing with anxiety and/or mood related concerns. Although it was founded to help individuals manage personality disorders and self harming as well as suicidal thoughts there is also evidence that supports its use in managing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Check out the following link to learn more about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
If you have any questions, or think you may be interested in attending our DBT Skills Training Group, please call the office at 270-982-9292 to find out more.
Brighter Futures Counseling is currently hiring for the following positions:
Service Coordinator–Full time position (40 hrs./week). Responsible for managing referrals from community partners as well as the relationship with community partners. This position will also be a liaison for Brighter Futures Counseling with local court systems. The service coordinator will provide parenting classes and anger management services as well as assist with office support occasionally. Full benefits included. Must have excellent communication skills and be proficient with computers. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field…and experience in the mental health field, though not required.
Office Support–Full time position (40 hrs./week). Responsible for all support related functions–scheduling clients, managing a busy reception area, faxing, filing, copying, and various support related needs. Full benefits included. Must have excellent communication skills and be proficient with computers. Experience with reception duties and medical billing is preferred.
**If you are interested in either of these positions, please send a cover letter and resume (with references) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for things to do in Hardin County–especially family friendly activities? Check out Hardin County Happenings. They work hard to keep the community updated on all the wonderful events and activities happening in Hardin County. Visit their webpage to learn more:
They recently posted about Family Story Time at Barnes and Noble. Every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00AM. Children have the opportunity to enjoy reading and a fun activity. And…it’s Free! More information can be found at:
We’d love to hear about your family experience at Story Time!
CASA of the Heartland will be sponsoring a BBQ and Basketball Family Fun Festival on Friday February 28th! Good food and fun for all ages is promised! Admission is free and tickets are sold separately for the various activities. It looks like a great time for a great cause! You can call the CASA office to learn more–270-982-2272
A local Church is having their annual “Backpack Day!” They’re giving away FREE Backpacks full of school supplies to those who need it. Also spend time enjoying all their great events and food while there– including a Puppet Show and FREE Back to School Haircuts! Rumor is there might even be inflatables and Snow cones!
Come join the fun:
AUGUST 1st FROM 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
at CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH in ELIZABETHTOWN!
Like most of the people we know, the staff at Brighter Futures Counseling love Pinterest… Some of us may even have to admit to a Pinterest Addiction.
We wanted to use Pinterest to get great ideas out to the community… We are pinning everything we can think of to help clients, caregivers, professionals, and other therapists.
Our boards include:
- Resources for Parents
- Resources for Professionals
- Resources for Therapists
- Play Ideas
- Art Ideas for Children
- Play Room Ideas
- Organizational Ideas for Caregivers
- Great Quotes
Check us out and Follow us on Pinterest to see great ideas to promote Child Development, Parent/Child relationships and Much, Much More! You can find us at: Brighter Futures Counseling on Pinterest. We’d also love to follow you–so please send us an invite!
The American Academy of Pediatrics Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) Leadership Workgroup is now offering 5 new trainings and education modules! These are completely free and can be completed at your own pace. Each module includes a PowerPoint presentation with presenter notes. Additional resources are also provided for those seeking more in-depth information. Check them out and learn more about Early Brain and Child Development–Knowledge can make a difference!
- Building Better Brains – The Core Story of EBCD
- Adverse Childhood Experiences – What Happens Early Can Change Lives
- Toxic Stress – Why Environments Matter
- Supporting Parents and Cultivating Community Relationships
- EBCD Advocacy – An Opportunity to Change Childhood Outcomes
The trainings can be found at the following link! http://www.cmhnetwork.org/news/ebcd-training-and-education-modules-now-available