*All of our Treatment Partners are trained in the Evidence Based Practice Seven Challenges
*Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club
Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club is a community-based, private nonprofit organization. The Bureau provides a wide range of innovative and effective programs that empower and enrich the lives of youth and families in Washington County, and throughout the state of Vermont.
Washington County Youth Service Bureau administers a variety of programs that can be used to provide supports for youth that receive treatment services. These programs focus on providing rich environments for positive youth development by offering a range of structured activities in environments that foster the development of relationships with positive peers and adults in the community.
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The Bureau's Healthy Youth Program provides substance abuse education, prevention, intervention and treatment that is geared specifically to the needs of adolescents and young adults, ages 12-26 years old.
Services available through the Healthy Youth Program include:
- Drug and alcohol screening and assessment for youth, age 12-24 years old
- Early intervention strategies to help young people and families keep substance abuse problems from escalating
- Outpatient treatment, including individual and group counseling for youths, as well as family counseling when needed
- Aftercare services to help young people maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Coordination of services to ensure that young people receive quality care and support from the many people, organizations and systems that are active in their lives
- Referrals to intensive outpatient, inpatient residential treatment or other community services as needed
The Healthy Youth Program is coordinated by a State of Vermont Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor. The Program utilizes a holistic approach to treatment that emphasizes relationship building, draws on a variety of treatment approaches to address needs and is flexible to the unique challenges of young people seeking treatment.
*Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services
Centerpoint is one of Vermont's premier providers of treatment and support to meet the mental health, substance abuse and special education needs of young people and families. With a focus on creative, flexible, effective and responsive services, youth and families served through Centerpoint see remarkable outcomes as they address the challenges in their lives and establish their paths to health and wellness.
Based in the Burlington area, Centerpoint serves clients from throughout the region. Centerpoint's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services range from prevention, early intervention, screening and assessment, through outpatient levels-of-care to intensive outpatient and partial hospital/day treatment programming. Centerpoint provides services within its clinic settings, as well as throughout a variety of field, community, in-home and host-site settings. As part of the State of Vermont's Mental Health and Substance Abuse provider system, Centerpoint clients have access to a broad array of specialized resources - with timely response to insure that those in need receive what they need when they need it, and in a location and style that is best matched to their needs.
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The Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program Connection
Beyond local and regional service delivery, Centerpoint has long been a partner in statewide and national initiatives to improve the quality of care for adolescents and families. Through the Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program, Centerpoint builds upon these local connections and draws from Vermont's experience and history with innovative practice. As a pilot site, Centerpoint's Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program initiatives are not only intended to improve the local quality of care - but are designed as a "testing ground" to help develop models, strategies and systems that can be shared and applied throughout Vermont. In addition to enhancing care, this treatment expansion is designed to insure that Vermont's young people have access to quality care regardless of where they live or seek services.
Consistent with broader Vermont Youth Treatment Enhancement Program initiatives, Centerpoint focuses on:
- Improving access to care, with expanded school-based, community-based and co-located services
- Reducing obstacles to care, with services that offer immediate response, timely access and consumer-focused care
- Enhancing existing services and adding options for care, with new models of evidence-based practice that are developmentally-matched for adolescents and young adults and that show excellent outcomes
- Integrating and expanding the treatment system of care by strengthening current partnerships and developing new collaborative relationships
For more information about Centerpoint - including the scope of its services and how Centerpoint can help - visit the CenterpointServices.org website.
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program
The Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) is a quality improvement and research/evaluation program based on the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The Vermont Child Health Improvement Program has conducted a wide array of program evaluations examining the youth/young adult mental health, substance abuse and related service systems.
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AdCare Educational Institute of Maine
AdCare Maine offers high quality trainings, educational events and program management services to individuals and organizations who encounter problems associated with substance abuse, behavioral health or other public health issues.
Established in 2000, the organization is dedicated to advancing awareness, knowledge and skills in the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse, behavioral health and other public health issues. The agency has an excellent reputation for producing high quality trainings for substance abuse counselors, corrections personnel, nurses, social workers, psychologists, health educators and other allied public health care professionals. AdCare manages programs and projects on a statewide basis in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.
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Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
The Vermont Department of Health Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs helps Vermonters prevent and eliminate the problems caused by alcohol and other drug use. Working in partnership with state and national public and private organizations, the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs plans, supports and evaluates a comprehensive system of services.
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*Northwestern Counseling and Support Services
Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (NCSS) welcomes all citizens to join in cultivating a partnership with Franklin and Grand Isle Counties and with surrounding communities. Their mission is to ensure that the residents of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties have access to high quality services, which promote healthy living and emotional well-being.
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NCSS offers a wide variety of programming including:
Child Youth and Family Services: Aims to provide family centered services which support and promote the wellness and strengths of children and families across all environments.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services For Youth 12-18:
Includes comprehensive evaluation, referral and clinical substance abuse and behavioral health treatments for youth aged 18-24 who are experiencing concerns with psychoactive substances. NCSS serves as the treatment provider for the Franklin County Juvenile Treatment Court and also has established relationships with area high schools, embedding substance abuse clinicians within the school setting.
Transitional Case Management Services For Youth 16-21:
Includes community-based supports to assist youth aged 16-21 with successful transition to adulthood. Youth commonly present for employment and housing support and can access a range of services from support with finishing their education; career counseling; individual job placement; managing money; getting an apartment; advocacy and connection with area resources; problem solving, and positive coping and social skills training.
Includes opportunities to participate in a diverse youth leadership team which plans and hosts events geared toward youth voice, developing leadership skills, and forging closer relationships between youth and their communities. Other group opportunities such as participation in curriculum related to healthy relationships and sexuality are held throughout the year.
- Behavioral Health Services: Offers crisis services,community rehabilitation and treatment services as well as outpatient counseling for children,adolescents and adults
- Developmental Services: Assists individuals to exercise their citizenship in a number of ways.
- Child Youth and Family Services: Aims to provide family centered services which support and promote the wellness and strengths of children and families across all environments.
*Rutland Mental Health Services
Rutland Mental Health Services for Adolescents and Young Adults When a child in Rutland County needs help, Child and Family Services is always within reach any day, any time. Under Rutland Mental Health Services (RMHS), the programs offered embrace the emotional and behavioral problems that may affect youth, from birth to the teenage years. Last year alone, Child and Family Services provided aid to nearly 956 children.
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As part of Community Care Network, Child and Family Services delivers a wide range of human services, including:
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment
- Outpatient Therapy (individual, group, family)
- Therapeutic Case Management
- Outpatient Substance Abuse Services
- School-Based Services
- Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
- 24/7 Crisis Services
*Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services
Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services (CVSAS) is the designated substance abuse service agency providing effective alcohol and other drug outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services for the Greater Washington County area. CVSAS offers services for adults and adolescents and their families. The Adolescent and Family Division for CVSAS offers a variety of services for adolescents age 13 to 18.
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Services available through CVSAS for Adolescents and Young Adults include:
- Must meet the outpatient level of care as determined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Placement Criteria
- Must be 13 years of age or older
- Those between the ages of 13-18 are allowed by federal regulation to be admitted to our outpatient program if they wish to receive help for their own substance abuse problem
- Children under the age of 13 must have parental consent to obtain treatment
- Must have a substance abuse/dependence diagnosis
Screening and Assessment
Clinical assessment services incorporate clinical tools such as the Global Assessment of Individual Needs - Quick Version (GAIN - Q), interviewing the adolescent and, when possible, collateral information from family, schools and others involved with the youth. Once a determination has been made the youth is then referred to the appropriate level of care.
*Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Vermont
Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Vermont (HCRS) Since the early 1990's, HCRS has been a major community mental health agency, providing comprehensive services to Vermonters across Windsor and Windham counties. Serving over 4500 individuals each year through its five major service programs, our highly trained staff and dedicated Board of Directors continually strive to improve the organization's outstanding services and ensure they meet the needs of local community members.
HCRS recognizes that individual lives and needs are frequently complex, and that no single organization or agency can address all of them. To assist in the provision of coordinated and comprehensive care, HCRS works collaboratively with over 60 area service providers, health care agencies, and community organizations in meeting the needs of those who live in our communities. HCRS provides a wide array of services for adolescents and young adults. More information can be found on their website
*Lamoille Health Partners
Lamoille Health Partners Behavioral Health & Wellness Center is primarily an outpatient counseling service that also offers psychiatric and outpatient consultation services for those with mental health needs. We provide psychotherapy for adults, couples, adolescents, families and children. Our services include, but are not limited to treating anxiety, phobias, depressive disorders, ADHD, marital and family issues, stress caused illness, substance abuse, PTSD, and grief. We service the public, schools and businesses by offering a wide variety of workshops, groups and management, adolescent substance abuse and more. Our mission is to serve all those in need who seek to address the physical, mental, and emotional causes of disease; to help them heal, work through conflict, enhance their sense of well-being and find peace of mind.