What We Do
Child development is a process that involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping, and tying shoes.
Positive youth development services engage young people in intentional, productive, and constructive ways, while recognizing and enhancing their strengths.
Strengthening Families is a program designed to assist families who have an open DCF case to decrease risk factors and prevent children from entering state custody. Historically – without Strengthening Families – 30% of children with open family support cases come into state custody. In the first 18 months, the Strengthening Families Sites experienced 7% to 12% of children with open cases coming into custody, a substantial increase for the safety of children.
Every year, Vermont saves $2,131,041 when each of Vermont’s 15 Parent Child Centers prevents:
- One woman from entering a correctional facility;
- One teen pregnancy.
- One child from needing foster care placement; and
- One mother and child from requiring public assistance.