Borders Books in Manchester Donates Books to ECHN

Feb 18, 2009 -  Borders Books in Manchester Donates Books to ECHN

The Borders Book store in Manchester held a book drive throughout the month of December and was able to donate approximately 950 books and some plush toys to Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN). These books will be used in a number of ECHN's child and adolescent Behavioral Health programs, including the Clinical Day School, the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service and the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program.

ECHN's Behavioral Health Services Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Services offers a variety of outpatient, partial hospital and inpatient services to children and adolescents, ages 3-18. The child and adolescent outpatient program services include: Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Substance Abuse Group Therapy and Functional Evaluations and Therapy. The Adolescent Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs offer after school programming for adolescents requiring more intensive services than traditional outpatient services. Both of these programs include an intensive Substance Abuse Tract for adolescents with substance abuse issues and a variety of therapeutic modalities, including individual and family sessions, group therapy, DBT skills groups and functional therapy groups. The fully accredited Clinical Day School, for Grades 6 through grade 12 is available to adolescents whose educational needs cannot be met within the traditional classroom setting.

"Each year, during the holiday season, we hold a book drive and donate the proceeds to a local, community organization," says Melissa Elliot, General Manager of Borders in Manchester. "This year, we chose ECHN because they are a strong, close to home organization that is here to help our community."

"We are so grateful to Borders Books for their generosity. Being able to offer books to the children and adolescents in our programs is incredible and we are lucky to have been chosen as the recipients of this year's book drive," stated Barbara Pascal-Gladstone APRN, CS, MS, Director, Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Services.

(L-R) Barbara Pascal-Gladstone, Director of ECHN's Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Services, Bill Fogg of Borders, Erik Olsen of Borders, Melissa Elliot of Borders, Steve Davies, ECHN Therapist and Tracey Venezia, Secretary, ECHN's Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Services

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