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Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families

University of Vermont College of Medicine Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families Community Resource Guide

Community Resources Guide 2012

FIRST CALL (24 hr. crisis response in Chittenden County) - (802) 488-7777

  • Phone support and assessment
  • In home/school assessments
  • Screening for emergency bed/hospitalization placement
  • Resource and referral info

Department of Children and Families Abuse hotline, Chittenden County Offices - (800) 649-5285 or (802) 863-7370

Children & Family Mental Health Treatment Programs

Howard Center, Child, Youth and Family Services - (802) 488-6600

  • First Call
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Case Management
  • IFBS (Intensive Family Based Services)
  • Early Childhood Program
  • School Services (social workers placed in schools)
  • Baird School
  • Emergency/assessment beds (6-14 y/o)

NFI (Northeastern Family Institute) - (802) 658-0040

  • Crisis beds/assessment beds
  • Home-based Wraparound services
  • Case management
  • Outpatient counseling

Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services - (802) 488-7711

  • Mental health counseling for teens
  • Coping skills groups for teens
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Parenting skills group

Spectrum Youth and Family Services - (802) 862-5396

  • Health services for teens
  • Mental health services for teens and parents
  • Case management for transition age youth
  • GED and JOBS programs
  • Substance abuse treatment

Advocacy & Support Programs

Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health - (800) 639-6071

  • Referral information
  • Parent support/advocacy

Vermont Family Network - (800) 800-4005

  • Referral information
  • Parent support/advocacy

Vermont Kin as Parents - (802) 338-4725 or www.vermontkinasparents.org

Childcare Resource and Referral Service - (802) 863-3367

Children's Integrated Services (CIS) - #211

  • CIS is the new name for child development and family support services formerly provided by three programs: Healthy Babies Kids & Families, Children's Upstream Services, and Family Infant Toddler. Prenatal-6yrs.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont - (800) 299-5724

  • Parent stress line

Women Helping Battered Women - (802) 658-1996

Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Spectrum Youth and Family Services - (802) 864-7424

  • Comprehensive health and mental health services for transition age youth, homeless youth and runaways

Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Center - (802) 488-7711

  • Substance use assessment and treatment

Maple Leaf Farm Associates (17 yrs. and up) - (802) 899-2911

  • Inpatient substance abuse treatment

Valley Vista (adolescents and adults) - (802) 222-5201

  • Residential and detoxification programs

Inpatient Mental Health Treatment

Brattleboro Retreat (5-18 yr.), Brattleboro, VT - (800) 738-7328

CVPH (Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital), Plattsburgh, NY - (518) 562-7458

NFI (North Eastern Family Institute) - (802) 655-8833

  • Hospital Diversion (14-18 yr.)

Howard Center, Child, Youth and Family Services - (802) 488-6600

  • Emergency beds "Jarett House" (4-13 yr.)

Outpatient Therapeutic Groups

These are constantly changing, some of the topics covered are "girls' self-esteem" "art therapy" "parenting" "relationships" "fatherhood" "sexual acting out" "fire starting" etc. Agencies that frequently offer these groups include: Howard Center, Centerpoint, VNA, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, Vermont Counseling and Trauma Center.

211 Vermont (human resource help line and website) - phone #211 or www.vermont211.org

Department of Mental Health, Agency of Human Services, Vermont - http://mentalhealth.vermont.gov/cafu

Psychological Evaluations (insurance does not cover)

Jim Tallmadge, PhD - 658-6321
John Donnelly, PhD - 879-5333 x7
Learning Curve - 878-5313
Stern Center - 878-2332

Educational Consultants (for families with financial resources)

Ben Mason - 425-7600
Kristine Karge, LICSW - 863-2495

Outpatient Counselors

www.ptophelp.org - Vermont based website designed to help practitioners and families locate mental health providers.

www.psychologytoday.com - National website with therapist listings, descriptions and photos

www.studentsfirstproject.org - An on-line mental health resource for Chittenden County parents, guardians, schools, and other child serving professionals.

There are many independent therapists in Vermont.  These are some of the larger practices in the Burlington area:

Behavior Therapy Center (UVM) - (802) 656-2661

  • CBT foucs/individual therapy and parenting training

FAHC Psychological Services - (802) 847-3634

  • CBT informed therapy

Howard Center, Child, Youth and Family Services - (802) 488-6600

  • Children and Families

Networks - (802) 863-2495

  • Individual and Family Therapy

New England Counseling and Trauma Center - (802) 878-4990

NFI "Family Center" - (802) 658-3924

  • Adolescents and families (attachment/trauma focus)

Otter Creek Associates - (802) 865-3450

  • Center for Anxiety Disorders
  • Children and Families

Spectrum Youth and Family Services - (802) 862-5396 x310

  • Parent work around youth with substance abuse issues

Cedar Brook Associates, Williston - (802) 879-5333

Resource Video

The Vermont Center For Children, Youth and Families has put together this video to explain more about our clinical practice and information about Community Resources, click here to view this 35 minute VCCYF video.

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