University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Family and Wellness

Foster and Kin Care

At any given time in Vermont, about 900 children are in foster care hoping to find a permanent family. Up to 4,000 additional children live in homes under the care of a relative. Many of the children have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect, and thrive best with special care and understanding.

UVM Extension works with the Child Welfare Training Partnership and the Vermont Department for Children and Families to provide training and information for people wishing to open their hearts and their homes to these children.

  • Vermont Child Welfare Partnership

    Training for Vermont kin, foster and adoptive parents, in-service staff training and development for child welfare and interdisciplinary personnel and more.

  • Vermont Department for Children and Families

    Find Vermont programs, services and resources for Adoption/Foster Care, Benefit Programs, Child Care, Child Development, Child Protection, Child Support, Domestic Violence and more.


  • Parenting Resource Area

    Just in Time Parenting, eNewsletters, Parenting Babies and Toddlers, Parenting Preschoolers, Parenting School-Agers and more.

Last modified April 10 2014 02:37 PM