These are organization that families can call to get resources and information pertaining to, but not limited to; childcare, developmental milestones, IEP and educational concerns, financial resources, prenatal care, etc.
Did you know there is an amazing resource readily available at your fingertips to provide you with information or support in raising your children? Help Me Grow Vermont is a statewide system for improving access to existing resources and services for prenatal parents and families with young children under the age of 8. The information they provide on their website or via phone is essential to the overall development of children and family support.
Their website offers very specific information regarding childhood development. From reaching milestones, social and emotional development, to managing challenging behaviors. Not only do they provide information for families and caregivers, they also offer valuable developmental monitoring and screening tools to health care providers, educators, and community service providers.
Help Me Grow Vermont also offers valuable information from parenting tips for school age children to information regarding strengthening your family. A lot of usable information around parental resilience, social connections, and concrete support in times of need can be accessed through their site.
Ask any parent who has a child with special needs and they most likely will say how valuable early intervention was for their child. Developmental milestones can be a very helpful tool in recognizing if there might be something different with your child. Help Me Grow provides a wealth of information that is well worth checking out.
Vermont Family Network offers support and services for children with various disabilities. VFN is also an incredible resource for information about: Advocacy and Leadership, Disabilities or Special Health Needs, General and Special Education, and Transition to Adulthood. They also have limited funding opportunities for families.
Check out their incredible toolbox for transition into adulthood! http://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/services/transition/transition-to-adulthood-toolkit/
The Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health exists to support families and children where a child or youth, age 0-22, is experiencing or at risk to experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. The Federation is committed to:
- Providing families with peer support and information in order to make informed decisions.
- Empowering families, youth and young adults to navigate service and support systems.
- Advocating for accessible, flexible and quality family centered and driven services on a local, state and national level.